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Chicago 10K

In running, you decide what winning means. Whether it’s a new personal record, a first medal achieved or a longer distance conquered than ever before, define your goal and go get it. Come chase what’s yours at the Chicago 10K.

Race Highlights

Finisher Medal

Race Shirt

Bib Number

Free Race Photos

Runner Refreshments


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May 05 - May 14
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May 15 - Jun 18
Early Bird
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Jun 19 - Aug 20
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Aug 21 - Oct 02
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Oct 03 - Oct 03
Race Day

All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Packet Pick-Up

There are 3 options for picking up your race packet. Your QR code from your confirmation email is needed to pick up your race packet.

Option 1

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

Location coming soon.

Saturday, October 2, 2020 (12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Option 2

Have a friend or family member pick up your race packet for you by presenting your QR code prior to the race (location, dates, and times listed above).

Option 3

Race Day Packet Pick-Up. For $10.00 per race packet, you can pick up your race packet on race day before the event from 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. You can sign up for this service during the registration process.

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

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

Start Time

8:00 a.m.

Race Location

Grant Park – DuSable Harbor

Parking & Transportation

All participants are strongly encouraged to carpool or use public transportation to the race site. If you drive, please allow sufficient time for heavy traffic and street closures due to the race.

Gear Check

Gear Check will be available at the race site.


All participants will receive free race day photos from Gameface Media. Photos will be available the week following the race and emailed to all participants.


The top three overall male and female finishers will receive awards.

Weather Policy

The Chicago 10K will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather (e.g., lightning), race officials reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event. All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

All participants will receive a Chicago 10K shirt, finisher medal, bib number, and free race photos with their entry.

Course Details


10K (6.2 miles)

Start Location

Grant Park – DuSable Harbor


The Chicago 10K will feature the B-Tag Chronotrack timing system. All participants will receive a B-Tag timing device with their bib number.

Course Time Limit

All participants must maintain a 15:00 minute per mile pace or faster.

Course Map

Coming soon.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2020 Chicago 10K. Volunteers are needed to assist with every aspect of the race, including:


  • Course Marshal
  • Start line and finish line support
  • Aid station support
  • Gear Check
  • Course set up and tear down
  • Packet Pick-Up
  • Water and Gatorade station support
  • Clean up
For more information, please contact us at

The Chicago 10K is proud to be supported by the following sponsors and partners.

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

For information on becoming a sponsor of the Chicago 10K, please contact


The beneficiary of the Chicago 10K is Special Olympics Chicago.


Their 7,500+ 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
Refund Policy

Weather Policy

The Chicago 10K will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather (e.g., lightning) or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of participants, race officials reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel the race. All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Lightning Policy

In the event of lightning, the race will be postponed 30 minutes if lightning is detected within a 10 mile radius. Additionally, every time lightning is detected within a 10 mile radius, the 30 minute timing increment will restart.

Refund Policy

All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable. No exceptions. As with all events, proceeds from the event are used to cover the numerous nonrefundable pre and post-race expenses required to produce the event (e.g., city permits, park district permits, medical personnel, police and traffic control, security, participant shirts, finisher medals, bib numbers, timing chips, equipment rental, participant food and refreshments, tents and staging, event staff, signage, event supplies, portable restrooms, etc.).


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