|5:30 a.m.||May 18, 2014||New registration (if available)||Park at Lakeshore East|
|6:00 a.m.||May 18, 2014||Gear check opens||Park at Lakeshore East|
|6:45 a.m.||May 18, 2014||Registration closes||Park at Lakeshore East|
|7:00 a.m.||May 18, 2014||Chicago Spring Half Marathon starts||Park at Lakeshore East|
|7:30 a.m.||May 18, 2014||Chicago Spring Half 10K starts||Park at Lakeshore East|
|8:30 a.m.||May 18, 2014||Post-race picnic opens||Park at Lakeshore East|
|8:30 a.m.||May 18, 2014||10K Awards||Park at Lakeshore East|
|9:00 a.m.||May 18, 2014||Junior Dash||Park at Lakeshore East|
|9:30 a.m.||May 18, 2014||Half Marathon Awards||Park at Lakeshore East|
|11:00 a.m.||May 18, 2014||Gear check closes||Park at Lakeshore East|
Course map coming soon.
Participants should stay to the right while running on the course. There will be two-way traffic for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon between the north side of the aquarium and the turnaround point. As the park paths will remain open to the public, please be prepared to abide by city officials and event marshals at key intersections on the course.
There will be a total of eight aid stations on the course, with Gatorade at each station.
There will be pace leaders running even splits, and everyone will be staged at the start line according to pace.
16-MINUTE PACE REQUIREMENT
Participants must be able to maintain at least a 16-minute mile pace for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, for a finishing time of 3.5 hours at 10:30 a.m.
There will be a timing clock at each mile marker.
Chicago Spring Half has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA certified race. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.
Due to CARA’s advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.
The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers. Additional awards will be given to the top three men and women in each of the following age groups:
This great race experience is made possible in part by our generous sponsors.
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