Half Marathon
Welcome to the main event

The Chicago Spring Half Marathon offers sweeping views of Chicago’s famed skyline and shores of Lake Michigan, the city’s historic museum campus and Soldier Field. The race starts and finishes on Columbus Drive alongside Maggie Daley Park where runners will celebrate their achievements at our Spring Market Finish Festival and enjoy a hot gourmet breakfast buffet and locally brewed beer from LaGunitas Brewing Co. (must be 21 years or older).

Register and Receive

Register for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon and receive the following:

  • Access to the Spring Market Finish Festival:
    • Gourmet hot-breakfast buffet for all participants
    • Complimentary LaGunitas Brewing Co. 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

In Your Registration Packet

  • Bib number with gear check tag (emergency contact on back)
  • ChronoTrack B-Tag® (affixed to back of bib number)
  • Safety pins for your bib number and zip tie for the gear check tag
  • Race t-shirt*

* Participants will only receive the shirt size they selected during registration. If you need to exchange your shirt size, you may do so post-race at the results tent. 

What To Know About Your Bib

  • You MUST fill in necessary medical information and emergency contacts on the back of your bib number.
  • The ChronoTrack B-Tag® affixed to the back of your bib is your running timing device for this event. This is a single use bib tag.
  • Your bib MUST be clearly visible and worn on the front and outside of all clothing during the entire race.
  • Do NOT alter, fold or wrinkle the bib in any way.
  • You must securely fasten your bib to the front of your running outfit with the safety pins provided.
  • Tags are non-transferable and MUST be worn by only the participant to whom they are assigned.
  • Participants MUST cross the start line during the official start time. Participants who begin before the official start or cross after the ChronoTrack B-Tag® starting mats have been removed will not receive an official time.

Chip Timing

Participants will receive the ChronoTrack B-Tag® timing tag with your race bib. The lightweight timing tag stays attached to the back of the race bib and does not get removed. The timing tag precisely records each runner’s clock time and chip time.