Chicago Get Lucky Half Marathon, 14K & 7K

Saturday, March 17, 2018 • Chicago, IL • Course Map

It might still be cold during mid-March in Chicago, but that doesn’t stop runners from getting outside the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day during Chicago’s Get Lucky Half Marathon, 14K & 7K, which starts and finishes just south of Soldier Field, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium along Lake Michigan.


Organized by Team Ortho, which organizes similar events in Minneapolis and Dallas/Fort Worth, the Get Lucky events see hundreds of runners cross the finish line every year.

From the start/finish line at Soldier Field, the out-and-back course for the race takes runners along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail. Half marathoners make their way down 6.5 miles of the Lakefront Trail.

Along the way, you’ll pass by attractions such as the McCormick Bird Sanctuary, 31st Street Harbor, Burnham Park, Museum of Science and Industry, and Jackson Park before turning around and retracing their path back to the finish line.

The half marathon time limit is 3.5 hours and is not walker-friendly; however, walkers may participate in the 7K, with a time limit of two hours.

Runners at the Chicago Get Lucky Half Marathon. (Photo courtesy Chicago Get Lucky)

Runners at the Chicago Get Lucky Half Marathon. (Photo courtesy Chicago Get Lucky)

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northern Illinois along the coast of Lake Michigan, Chicago often experiences cold weather in mid-March. Precipitation averages just over 3 inches for the month, and record temperatures include a record low of 0° (1962) and a record high of 84° (1986).

On race day (Mar. 17), the average low is 31ºF and the average high is 46ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Chicago Get Lucky Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 9:00 AM – half marathon, 14K
  • 9:30 AM – 7K

Fees

See race website

Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Chicago’s Get Lucky Half Marathon, 14K & 7K, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website

monsterrunseries.com


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