Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K

Sunday, May 17, 2020 • Chicago, IL • Course Map

More than 4,000 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in both races combined last year at the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K, which is part of the Chicagoland Half Marathon Series (that also includes September’s Chicago Half Marathon).


The race is a largely fast and flat one, as it unfolds near the elevation of the lake and the course never rises more than about 25 feet in elevation from its lowest point. There are rolling hills here and there along the route — which starts along the Lakeshore Trail, near North Lake Shore Drive and East Randolph Street — there are also plentiful flat stretches.

Along the race route, runners will get to see some of the sights and attractions for which the Windy City is most famous — from the Navy Pier near the starting line to the trails that run alongside Lake Shore Drive southward down to where the race turnaround points occur, near the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Soldier Field, the home of the National Football League’s Chicago Bears.

Runners make their way south along Lake Michigan for the first six miles of the race to the turnaround point at Morgan Point, which looks out onto Morgan Shoal. After that, runners then head back north along the lakeshore, passing the 31st Street Harbor, Burnham Harbor and Monroe Harbor to the finish line at Lake Shore East Park.

The course time limit is 3 1/2 hours, which means runners will need to keep a pace of 16 minutes per mile or better in order to complete their 13.1 miles within the time limit. Organizers say the race will be open to a maximum of 6,000 entrants.

Runners at the 2011 Chicago 13.1 Marathon. (Photo by Luiz Eduardo/flickr)

Runners at the 2011 Chicago 13.1 Marathon. (Photo by Luiz Eduardo/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Known perhaps most famously as the “Windy City,” Chicago in the springtime typically experiences weather conditions that are warming up but can be still quite cold, with occasional rainfall. In May, record temperatures here have fallen to as low as 32 degrees (in 1954) and risen as high as 94 degrees (in 1991).

On race day (May 17), the average low is 53°F and the average high is 72°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Chicago Spring 13.1 here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon
  • 7:45 AM – 10K

Fees

  • $45 – $115 for the half marathon
  • $30 – $75 for the 10K

Registration

To reserve your spot in the May 2020 running of the Chicago Spring Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at Chronotrack.com here.

Official Race Website

www.chicagospringhalf.com


Facebook Conversations

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7 comments… add one
  • ROBERT STRUNC April 11, 2018, 9:59 am

    HI YES I AM SORRY BUT I AM NOT GOING TO VOLUNTEER AT YOUR HALF MARATHON THIS YEAR AND THE REASON BEING IS THE FACT THAT THE LOCATION IS SOMEPLACE THAT FOR ME IS HARD TO GET TO. SO THAT U FOR CONSIDERING ME.AND HAVE A GREAT RACE.

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  • Crissi Berry March 28, 2018, 1:04 pm

    Are there any coupons or discounts available for this race.
    I just moved here and I would like to sign up my boyfriend and I but the registration is $105.
    Thank you.

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  • Richard Pons May 15, 2017, 4:56 pm

    Does the race take place rain or shine?

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  • Cindy Zavala April 11, 2017, 3:48 am

    Hello ,
    Yesterday afternoon I signed up for the half on May 21 race day but I didn’t get confirmation thru email can u confirm if it went thru . When I did my Chicago marathon in 2012 I got confirmation. Mybilling went thru thinking I was off a letter or number on my email.
    Please let me know .
    Thank u !!

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  • Marianne March 31, 2016, 2:35 pm

    WOW. I was very much looking forward to running this race with my mother, like we did a while back in 2010, when it was sponsored by Magellan Development. The price when I registered in 2010 was $58. The price for the same registration period today is $95. What justifies this ridiculous price increase? I’m afraid neither of us can justify paying that much for a casual, fun race.

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    • Robert November 8, 2016, 12:30 pm

      My guess would be that you looked to sign up too late. I paid $75 for this race. Also, you get allot at this race the breakfast at the end of the race is almost worth the race entry alone!

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  • sally December 1, 2015, 11:13 am

    will they be changing the course map for 2016 to run into town at all?

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