2023 Race Day: Sunday, May 21
The Life Time 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 beer (must be 21 years or older).
Age limit for the half marathon distance is 14 and over. This means if your child will be 14 by the date of the race (5/21/2023), they are able to participate in this distance.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male, female and non-binary finishers. Additional awards will be given to the top three men and women in the following age groups:
19 & Under
*Award winners who wish to receive their award but do not pick up on race day may select to have their award mailed. Shipping charges will apply.
Life Time has partnered with Chicago Endurance Sports to help you reach your next half marathon personal record! Pacers will be available for the following goal finish times:
1:30 1:40 1:45 1:50 2:00 2:10 2:20 2:30 2:45 3:00 *
Pacers will be wearing a specific blue “CES PACER” tank. Look for the CES Pace Team wearing blue tanks and holding their respective pace sign near the start corrals.
You do not need to sign up for a pace group in advance. Simply join the group on Race Day.
*Goal pace does not supersede corral assignment. Participants must start in their assigned corral.
- Access to the Spring Market Finish Festival:
- Gourmet all inclusive brunch buffet for all participants
- Complimentary 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
- High-quality, tech-running shirt (men/women sizing)
- Professional event timing and live results powered by Athlinks
- Awards for top overall finishers and top age group finishers
Pricing for the 2023 Life Time Chicago Spring Half Marathon will be released at a later date.
Information regarding VIP will be released at a later date.
Athlete or Spectator VIP (no parking)
- Mimosa Bar post-race (must be 21 or older)
- Dedicated VIP bathrooms
- Hot Breakfast
- Private Gear Check (athletes only)
Athlete or Spectator VIP (no parking) — $70.00
Kids Package (Ages 5 to 17)
Please note: All minors MUST be accompanied at all times by a parent and/or guardian who has purchased a separate VIP package.
- VIP finish area access with hot breakfast
Kids VIP — $19.00
- Race photos are tagged and linked to your Athlinks Results profile by your bib number. Please make sure your is 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.
- Four safety pins will be provided with your packet. Please fasten your bib at each corner.
- Tags are non-transferable and MUST be worn by only the participant to whom they are assigned.
- Bib number with gear check tag
- Safety pins for your bib number
- 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.