F^3 brought you Chicago’s first-ever winter half marathon!
B Chip Timing Certified on a flat, lakefront course
Winter tech running hat to keep you warm in frigid temperatures!
Download your photos for free after the race
On-site to answer injury questions and provide goodies
It might be c-c-c-old and you’ll have bragging rights for life!
Start and Finish lines located at Soldier Field
Packet pickup will be available at RoadRunner Sports Chicago, RoadRunner Sports Wilmette, RunningExcels, and Dick Pond Lisle. Stayed tuned for dates and times.
Race Day Pickup
If you wish to pick up your packet on race day, add Will Call Race Day Packet Pickup to your registration in advance.
Gear check opens at 8:00 am and closes at 1:40 pm. It is located inside the United Club on the East Side of the building, on your left as you exit the North Garage. Please look for the line that corresponds to your bib number. There will be zip ties for you to secure your gear check tag to your bag.
Schedule of Events
8:00 am: Gear Check Opens
9:40 am: Group warmup inside the United Club, hosted by REM-Fit’s Coach Kevin
9:48 am: Half Marathon runners will be ushered outside to start line
10:00 am: Half Marathon starts
10:15 am: 5k Runners are ushered outside to the start line
10:20 am: 5k starts
11:00 am: Post-race party begins
12:30 pm: Awards ceremony inside the United Club
1:30 pm: Course closes
1:40 pm: Gear check closes
There are 4 aid stations on the half marathon course, each which you hit twice. Each aid station is equipped with Gatorade (first), water, first aid kit, and a bathroom.
Our star team of photographers will be out taking photos of you as you run. As always, the photos will be available for free download after the event. If you see them, don’t forget to SMILE!
Available in North Garage at Soldier Field. Rate of $19 for first 4 hours (then $22 for 4+ hours). Park in the North Garage and access the United Club from the 3rd level of the North Garage. You won’t have to go outside! Map can be found here
Driving from I-55:
Take I-55, the Stevenson Expressway, northbound to Lake Shore Drive/Highway 41 North. Take Lake Shore Drive north to the 18th Drive exit.
Driving from I-290:
Take I-290, the Eisenhower Expressway, east to Congress Parkway. Take Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Turn right and take Columbus Drive south to the 18th Drive exit.
Driving from I-90/94:
Take I-90/94, the Dan Ryan Expressway, north to the Lake Shore Drive/22nd street exit. Stay to the right and exit to Lake Shore Drive. Take Lake Shore Drive/Highway 41 north to the 18th Drive exit.
Driving from I-94:
Take I-94, the Kennedy Expressway, south to the Congress Parkway exit. Follow Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Turn right on Columbus Drive and follow Columbus south to the 18th Drive exit.
Official Training Partner
Runners can register for the race for just $45 when you also sign up for training with Chicago Area Running Association, our official training partner.
There are NO refunds or deferment options for the Half Marathon or 5K.
To change your registration distances, log in here.
All participants will receive a long sleeve tech shirt. Half Marathon participants will receive a bonus SweatVac tech running beanie hat!
Bonus beanie for Half Marathon participants!
Bottle Opener Finisher Medal
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Course Certified IL-11043-JW