Chicago 10 Mile / 5K

Will vs. Wind

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 10 Mile / 5K 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

Free Race Photos

Runner Refreshments


Chicago 10 Mile / 5K


Apr 02 - Apr 11
Chicago 10 Mile / 5K


Apr 12 - Jul 18
Early Bird
Chicago 10 Mile / 5K


Jul 19 - Sep 12
Chicago 10 Mile / 5K


Sep 13 - Oct 05

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

Friday, October 4 (12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

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

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 6:45 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.

All participants will receive an official Chicago 10 Mile / 5K shirt, finisher medal, bib number, and free race photos with their entry.

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

5K - 7:30 a.m.
10 Mile - 8:30 a.m.

Parking & Transportation

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

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 10 Mile / 5K 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


5K (3.1 miles)
10 Mile (10 miles)

Start Location

Grant Park - DuSable Harbor


The Chicago 10 Mile / 5K will feature the B-Tag Chronotrack timing system. All participants will receive a B-Tag timing device with their bib number.

Course Time Limit

Participants must maintain a 15:00 minute per mile pace. Please note your official time does not begin until you cross the start line.

Race Map & Elevation

Coming soon.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Chicago 10 Mile / 5K. 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
  • Clean up


For more information, please contact us at

The Chicago 10 Mile / 5K 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 10 Mile / 5K, please contact


The beneficiary of the Chicago 10 Mile / 5K is Special Olympics Chicago.


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
Refund Policy

Weather Policy

The Chicago 10 Mile / 5K will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather 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.

Refund Policy

All registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable. No exceptions.


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