Half Marathon Register


At a Glance

Date: July 19, 2020

Start Time: 06:30 AM*

Time Limit: 3 hours and 30 minutes
* Times subject to change

Start Line: Columbus at Monroe, behind the Art Institute

Finish Line: Grant Park, Columbus Dr and Congress Pkwy

Course Map: 2019 Half Marathon PDF Map *2020 Half Marathon Map coming soon*

Start and finish at beautiful Grant Park. Run by the famous Chicago Theater, Soldier Field; Home of the Chicago Bears, Chicago Riverwalk and down Magnificent Mile. Each turn is filled with the sights and sounds of Chicagoland.  


Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on race day with Lemon-Lime at every other aid station.
This Endurance formula is a specialized sports drink formulated nearly 2x the sodium and 3x the potassium of traditional Gatorade, with no artificial flavors and a light taste.

Science in Sport is on course at one half marathon and two full marathon course aid stations.
Science in Sport’s Isotonic Gels do not require any additional water for digestion, making them easy to consume during your race.

USATF Certification: Half IL-14171-JW

Participant Perks

  • Scenic Course
  • Live, Local Bands on Course
  • Spirited Cheer Squads on Course
  • Technical Participant T-Shirt
  • Exclusive Finisher Medal
  • Gear Bag
  • Plentiful Course Support
  • A Beer at the Finish Line Festival
  • Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post-Race Concert
  • Admission to the Two-Day Health and Fitness Expo
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