Haunted Halloween Half Marathon & 5k

Sunday, October 27, 2024 Chicago, IL

Haunted Halloween Half Marathon & 5k in Chicago, IL

Get ready for a spooktacular run through the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park at the Haunted Halloween Half Marathon & 5km! This fall, on a chilling day filled with Halloween vibes, runners of all ages and abilities will gather to participate in a race like no other.

Dress up in your most hauntingly creative costumes as you choose between the half marathon or 5K distances – each step cloaked in the spirit of Halloween. The excitement doesn’t end with the race; it’s just the beginning. Hundreds of participants will compete for fun and prizes, with age group awards up for grabs in ten-year ranges.

If your costume steals the spotlight, you might just snag some extra treat money, as the pre-race Costume Contest offers cash prizes for the top three winners. Don’t miss your chance to claim the $100 prize for the most spooktacular costumes!

The course is a thrilling journey through Lincoln Park’s scenic trails and continues south along Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, offering a perfect blend of nature and urban landscapes. Every mile is marked, and the half marathon features timing splits at strategic points, ensuring you’re on track for a thrilling finish.

Post-race, replenish your energy with autumn refreshments and, of course, Halloween candy. As you cross the finish line, you’ll receive the coveted H^3 skull medal – a perfect addition to your bib and shirt.

With limited spots available, act fast to secure your place among the 500 total finishers. Whether you choose to use public transportation or brave the roads, parking is available at the Chicago History Museum lot or along Cannon Drive.

Packet Pickup on raceday starts at 6:45 am, so don’t be late. The schedule is packed with excitement, including the Costume Contest Judging at 7:15 am and the race kick-off at 8:00 am. Gear Check is open until NOON, ensuring a smooth and convenient experience for all participants.

Join us for a thrilling and chilling run through Lincoln Park – an event limited to 500 fearless finishers. This is one Halloween celebration you won’t want to miss!

Race Weather & Climate

Chicago, Illinois, is located in the northeastern part of the state, standing as the largest city and economic powerhouse of the Midwest. Positioned along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago is approximately 180 miles north of Indianapolis, Indiana. Renowned for its iconic skyline, diverse neighborhoods, and cultural attractions, Chicago serves as a major global city with a significant impact on finance, commerce, and the arts.

On October 22nd in Chicago, anticipate an average high temperature of around 57°F and a low of approximately 41°F. Fall is in full swing, offering cool and crisp days with chilly nights. The weather reflects autumnal conditions, and October typically sees an average rainfall of about 3 inches.

Haunted Halloween Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Haunted Halloween Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:30 AM CDT.

The course closes at 12:00 PM CDT.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Haunted Halloween Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $49.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $35.00 fee for the 5k.

Haunted Halloween Half Marathon Race Website

Haunted Halloween Half Marathon Website

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