Chicago Mini Marathon

Go Big. Run the Mini.

There's nothing small about the steps that brought you this far. The hundreds of mornings and afternoons you chose sweat over rest. The personal records you crushed for no one but yourself. The Chicago Mini Marathon is your opportunity to show the Windy City what you're made of. To beat the wind, not run like it. And cross the finish line powered by a much stronger force: Will.

Race Highlights

Finisher Medal

Race Shirt

Bib Number

Music

Runner Refreshments

Registration

Choose Distance

Chicago Mini Marathon

$75

May 04 - Jun 16
Early Bird
Chicago Mini Marathon

$85

Jun 17 - Aug 18
Standard
Chicago Mini Marathon

$95

Aug 19 - Sep 11
Final

All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Packet Pick-Up

There are 3 options for picking up your race packet. A photo ID and bib number are needed to pick up your race packet.

Option 1

Pick up your race packet in person prior to the race at:

Road Runner Sports
1435 N Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60642

Thursday, September 15 (12:00pm – 8:00pm)

*Please note Packet Pick-Up will not take place on Friday.

Option 2

Have a friend or family member pick up your race packet for you (by presenting a copy of your photo ID and bib number) prior to the race at Road Runner Sports (location, dates and times listed above).

Option 3

VIP Race Day Packet Pick-Up. For $10 per race packet, you can pick up your race packet on race day before the event. You can sign up for this service during the registration process.

*Please note only those who register for VIP Race Day Packet Pick-Up will be able to pick up their race packet on race day.

Road Runner Sports

BONUS! You'll get $10 off (your $30+ purchase) from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store! Or join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don't miss out on this exclusive gift when you pick up your packet in store. Restrictions apply. See store for details.
Swag

All participants will receive the following swag with their entry.

Race Shirt
Race Shirt
Finisher Medal
Finisher Medal
Bib Number
Bib Number
Race Day

On race day, be sure to allow enough time to check in (e.g., parking, gear check, etc.). We recommend participants arrive at least 45 minutes before the race.

Start Time

Mini Marathon - 7:30am

Parking & Transportation

Public transportation is highly recommended. Please visit the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) website at www.transitchicago.com or the Metra website at www.metrarail.com to determine the best route of travel via public transportation.

Limited paid parking is available at the following locations:

Grant Park North Garage – 25 N Michigan Avenue
Grant Park South Garage – 325 S Michigan Avenue
Millennium Park Garage – 5 S Columbus Drive

For additional information, visit www.millenniumgarages.com

Gear Check

Gear check will be available at the race site.

Weather Policy

The Chicago Mini Marathon will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event. All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Course Details

Distance

Mini Marathon - 13.1 miles

Start Location

Grant Park - Arvey Field

Timing

The Chicago Mini Marathon will feature the B-Tag Chronotrack timing system. All participants will receive a B-Tag timing device with their bib number.

Race Map & Elevation

Chicago Mini Race Map
Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Chicago Mini Marathon. Volunteers are needed to assist with every aspect of the race, including:

Needs

  • Course Marshall
  • Start line and finish line support
  • Aid station support
  • Gear check
  • Course set up and tear down
  • Packet Pick-Up
  • Water station support
  • Cleanup

Contact

For more information, please contact us at info@chicagomini.run.
Beneficiary

The beneficiary of the Chicago Mini Marathon is Special Olympics Chicago.

About

Their 5,000+ superstar athletes are just like you. They set goals, train, and celebrate accomplishments in a big way. We thank you for your consideration in making a tax-deductible donation which will support the 22 sports enjoyed by these athletes throughout the year.

For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.sochicago.org.
Sponsors

The Chicago Mini Marathon is proud to be supported by the following sponsors and partners.

Sponsors Run Mfg
Sponsors Clifbar
Sponsor Chicago Athlete
Sponsors Special Olympics
Sponsors Gameface
Sponsors Active

For information on becoming a sponsor of the Chicago Mini Marathon, please contact info@chicagomini.run.

FAQ

Questions?

We've got answers. For more information about the race, please email us at info@chicagomini.run or visit our FAQ page.

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