Packet Pickup


Location & Schedule

đź“ŤChicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

Friday, May 17: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, May 18: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Chicago Spring Half Marathon Shakeout Run

Road Runner Sports
1435 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago, IL 60642
Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 10:00 AM

Join fellow Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K participants on this fun, pre race run, led by Life Time’s very own fitness coach, Mike Thompson. Make sure to follow Coach Mike’s Instagram page for valuable fitness and running tips.

Alternative Options

Prefer to have your athlete items shipped to your door? Selecting 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. Shipping begins 3 weeks before event weekend. Should you need to replace items that were mailed to you, there will be a $40 service charge assessed.


$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.


Important Details

All participants must collect their race bibs via any of the Packet Pickup options listed below. There is NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP unless you purchase the WILL CALL option through registration or via this link.

Please review some important details regarding your race bib and Packet Pickup procedures.

  • You may pick up on behalf of other participants with a copy (hard or electronic version copy) of that participant’s photo ID and confirmation email.
  • Participants will each receive a race bib (with timing tag and corral placement attached), race shirt, and safety pins.
  • If you require a clear plastic bag for gear check, they will be available at Gear Check on race day. Attach the Gear Check tab from your bib to the bag before dropping it off at Gear Check, located in the southwest corner of Maggie Daley Park.
  • IMPORTANT: Race bibs MUST be worn by all participants and must be visible to race staff at all times. Failure to wear your assigned race bib will result in disqualification and removal from the race course.
  • Those who plan to utilize the complimentary beer ticket at the post race party must first present a photo ID at the Finish Festival ID Check table. In exchange, a mandatory beer wristband will be issued and must be worn.

Best Day Brewing Company

Best Day Brewing Company will be joining us for the Life Time Spring Half Marathon & 10K Packet Pick up at Road Runner Sports. Craft non-alcoholic beer will be available to sample by athletes.

Best Day Brewing Company Sampling Beer at Packet Pickup

Finally – a full-flavor, full-body, full-aroma craft beer, without the alcohol to slow you down. Because life is chock-full of moments that deserve a great beer, but not the booze.

Stop by and try their iconic non-alcoholic craft beer at Packet Pickup and at the Finish Festival on race day!

Cheers to your Best Day yet!

thrd. Coffee Company

thrd. Coffee Company will be joining us for the Life Time Spring Half Marathon & 10K Packet Pick up at Roadrunner Sports. Specialty coffee drinks will be available for purchase by athletes.

About thrd.

thrd. coffee company was born out of the pandemic. In early 2020, Raoul did not foresee having a mobile coffee business; but, during the shutdown he invested his time creating a competitive business plan and designed the mobile bar and brand.

thrd was inspired by many other businesses in LA, NYC, and Florida. In addition, all marketing themes were inspired by Chicago Native musicians such as Chance The Rapper, Common, and Vic Mensa.

During a time in which coffee shops were closed down, thrd coffee knew that we could bring customers a coffee shop expierience without the brick and mortar.

thrd has pivoted slightly to bring great coffee and a unique atmosphere to places where they typically wouldn’t be found.