Packet Pickup

Friday, May 16 – Saturday, May 17, 2025


Location & Schedule

📍Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

Friday, May 16: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 17: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Packet Pickup Information

Bib Assignment
Dynamic bib assignment will be conducted at Packet Pickup.

What does this mean?
Athletes will receive their bib number at the point of picking up their race packet. Corral placement is done by estimated finishing time. Your corral letter will be handwritten on a designated area on your bib at the point of pickup.

Any request to move to a faster corral or to switch race distances must be made at the Solutions kiosk during Packet Pickup. Be sure to review your corral before leaving Packet Pickup.

  • All participants must pick up their race bib during one of the Packet Pickup times listed above, unless they purchased either the Race Day Will Call or Athlete Packet Mailing option for $40.
  • Participants must bring a photo ID to pick up their race packet. Participants may pick up on behalf of their friends/family by presenting a copy of the participant’s photo ID. A digital photo on a cell phone will suffice.
  • Participants will receive their race goody bag, filled with their race bib and timing chip attached, safety pins and race shirt. 
    • Gear check bags will be available at gear check on race morning.
  • Those who wish to exchange shirt sizes may do so at the Results Tent on Race Day, subject to available sizes. Shirt exchange will only be available after Will Call Packet Pick Up is over.
  • Important: Participants must complete the medical information on the back of the bib – which must be worn on race day.

NOTE: There is NO Race Day Packet Pick Up for those who did not purchase Race Day Will Call. Please plan accordingly.

Alternative Packet Pickup Options

Prefer to have your athlete items shipped to your door? Athlete Packet Mailing allows you to bypass attending the packet pick-up, and have your official race bib, shirt, and goody bag shipped directly to your door. Should you need to replace items that were mailed to you, there will be a $40 service charge assessed.

Deadline to reserve your packet mailing reservation is April 15.

$40.00 + tax

Race Morning Will Call is open 5:00 AM CST – 6:30 AM CST for Half Marathon and 10K participants. Failure to arrive during this time frame will result in a Did Not Start (DNS) status, and you may not be able to start the race.