2018 Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K



Join us on Sunday, May 19, 2019

Pre-season registration is now closed.

Exclusive registration for the 2019 Chicagoland Half Marathon Series will be available at the Chicago Half Marathon Healthy Way of Life Expo.

Friday, September 21

Saturday, September 22

Details Here


Chicago’s First Taste of Spring

The Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K, a signature event produced by Life Time, 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, Athletico recovery zone, a Spring Market featuring local vendors, Spring flowers, Lagunitas beer garden, Live Music and more.

10K Championship

This years Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon 10K race will host the USA Track & Field – Illinois Association 10K Championships. This race within a race is Open to all current USA Track & Field members.


Register for the Byline Bank 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

*2018 medal and shirt pictured.


The Byline Bank 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. (2018 course map below)

*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 by taking part in our Chicagoland Half Marathon Series and earning the highly coveted 26.2 Challenge Finisher Medal.

2018 Series Dates

Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon – May 20, 2018 – SOLD OUT

Chicago Half Marathon – September 23, 2018

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. Contention rosters will be updated and posted here throughout the year.


Contention for the Chicagoland Half Marathon Series Challenge is based on the completion of both the Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon and the Chicago Half Marathon in the same calendar year.

At this time – registration is only open to those whom have already registered for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon and have NOT yet registered for the Chicago Half Marathon.

Click Here to add the Chicago Half Marathon and complete your series registration.

For additional questions, please contact


USA Track & Field


Chicago Area Runners Association


Get in the loop


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.