Wrt 2020

Chicago Women's Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Sweet Victory.

No rules. Just run. This June, grab your friends and take the long way through Grant Park. And whether you've trained a little or a lot, why you run the Chicago Women's Half Marathon matters far less than getting out there and going for it. Run with thousands and walk away with cool swag and the sweet victory of a finish line behind you.

Race Highlights

French Macarons

Rose Gold Finisher Medal

Race Shirt

Bib Number

Free Race Photos

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, June 27 (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 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 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.). We recommend participants arrive at least 45 minutes before the race.

Start Time

Half Marathon – 7:30 a.m.
10K – 7:30 a.m.
5K – 7:45 a.m.

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.

Photos

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.

Awards

The top three overall female finishers will receive awards.

Weather Policy

The race 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.
Course Details

Distances

Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
10K (6.2 miles)
5K (3.1 miles)

Start Location

Grant Park – Arvey Field

Timing

The race 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

Map Final
Half Marathon Swag

All participants will receive a limited edition box of five (5) macarons, an official race shirt, bib number, and an amazing rose gold finisher medal.

Wmns Swag Macarons
Wmns Swag Chicago Shirt
Wmns Chicago 10 Mile Bib
Wmns Chicago 10 Mile Medal
Volunteer

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

Needs

  • 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

Contact

For more information, please contact us at hi@runwomens.com.
Sponsors

The Chicago Women's Half Marathon is proud to be supported by the following sponsors and partners.

Sponsors Run Mfg
Sponsors Clifbar
Sponsor Chicago Athlete
Sponsors Gameface
Sponsors Active
Dress For Success Logo R2

For information on becoming a sponsor of the Chicago Women's Half Marathon, please contact hi@runwomens.com.

Beneficiary

The beneficiary of the 2020 Chicago Women's Half Marathon is Dress for Success Chicago. 

About

Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to over 154 affiliates in 28 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 1,000,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.

For more information, please visit www.dressforsuccess.org.
Weather Policy

Weather Policy

The race 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.).
FAQ

Questions?

We've got answers. For more information about the race, please email us at hi@runwomens.com or visit our FAQ page.