Course Details

Both the Life Time Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K courses begin on Columbus Drive, south of Monroe. The majority of the course is hosted along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail – extremely flat, fast and incredibly scenic.

Participants should keep right while running on the course. Due to the popularity of the Lakefront Trail, the course will remain open to the public and participants should expect general public traffic during the race. For your safety and the safety of others, please be courteous and yield at all intersections.

This course is NOT open to dogs or strollers of any style. Anyone with special needs is encouraged to reach out to Athlete Services at chicagospringhalf@ltevents.zendesk.com prior to race day to make proper arrangements based on your individual needs.

While there is no maximum pace per mile required for this event, all participants must cross the Finish Line no later than 11:30 a.m.

There will be a total of 10 aid stations throughout the course as well as the Start/Finish areas. Each station will include:

  • Hydration: Water, Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon-lime)
  • Gatorade Endurance energy gels at Aid Station D/G (Half Marathon course only – Mile 4 and Mile 8.3)
  • Portable Toilets
  • Medical Team equipped with First Aid and AED at all locations

Each mile marker will have a large display clock that will indicate the running time of the event. These display clocks will show the elapsed time from the official start of the race, not your personal “chip time.”

Portable toilets will be available in select locations throughout the course, located at each aid station.

The Back of the Pack Crew will signify the end of the field. They will not start timing until the last person crosses the start line and will be with you throughout the race. This crew will support runners in need of any assistance.

Medical assistance will be available at each aid station along the route. In addition, a medical facility will be located near the Finish Line. Participants requiring greater medical assistance may be transported to one of the nearby hospitals, and will be billed by the hospital and ambulance provider. Choice of hospital is at the sole discretion of the on-site medical personnel.

Life Time is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. We encourage everyone to turn in found items at the Information Tent, where owners can claim their lost items. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity 30 days after the event.