May 20, 2018
Chicago's Spring Awakening
Join us in 2018 for the 10th Annual Chicago Spring Half Marathon

Race into Spring
May 20, 2018

Chicago’s First Taste of Spring

The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K kicks off distance running season in the Chicago running community. Celebrating the city’s emergence from winter hibernation, the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K delivers an intimate urban setting with lakefront course, charming finish line complete with a hot gourmet breakfast buffet, a Spring Market featuring local vendors, build-your-own flower station and Lagunitas beer garden.

2018 Registration Information

Early registration is now closed.

Registration for the 2018 Chicagoland Half Marathon Series (2018 Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 2018 Chicago Half Marathon) will open on Friday, September 22 at the Chicago Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo.

General registration for the 2018 Chicago Spring Half Marathon/10K will open on October 15.


2017 Finisher Medal

Register for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon or 10K and receive the following:

  • Access to the Spring Market Finish Festival:
    • Gourmet hot-breakfast buffet for all participants
    • Complimentary Lagunitas beer (must be 21 with a valid ID)
    • Live music
    • Spring flower station – free to take home
  • Finisher medal for half marathon, 10K and Junior Dash participants
    • Featuring a spinning Navy Pier Ferris Wheel (half & 10k)
  • High-quality, tech-running shirt (men/women sizing)
  • Free race photos courtesy of Athlinks
  • Professional event timing and live results powered by Athlinks
  • Awards for top overall finishers and top age group finishers


The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K will start and finish along Columbus Drive, adjacent to our race venue, Maggie Daley Park. The course will utilize a combination of closed streets* and the Lakefront Path giving way to sweeping views of Chicago’s famed skyline and Lake Michigan.

*Course pending final approval by the City of Chicago and Chicago Department of Transportation.



Ambitious participants have the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding athletic achievement in taking part in our two Chicago races with the 26.2 Challenge award.

The Chicago Spring Half Marathon will be the first event in the 2017 Chicagoland Half Marathon Series, which also includes the Chicago Half Marathon on September 24. Participants who complete both half marathon distances will earn a custom 26.2 Challenge finisher medal at the final event.

The Chicagoland Half Marathon Series is limited to the first 2,000 individuals who register for both half marathon distance races. Competitive awards will be offered to the top three male and female finishers using combined scores from both events.

As each race approaches, information will be made available regarding special program instructions and race perks. For additional questions, please contact


Since the 2017 Chicago Spring Half Marathon has passed, contention for the 2017 Series is now available only to those individuals who A) participated in the 2017 Chicago Spring Half Marathon and B) are registered/register for the 2017 Chicago Half Marathon event. The Series is based on participation in both events on a calendar year basis.

To register for the Chicago Half Marathon, click here.

Please note: We ask that participants register for both events using the same email address in order to facilitate roster uploads.


Chicago Area Runners Association


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The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K experience is at the pinnacle of athletic events thanks in part to our wonderful sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.