FAQs

Is there a refund or race change policy?
There are no refunds. You may defer your race for the next year up until April 4. If you would like to change from the 1/2 marathon to the 5k you may do so up until Friday, April 24 at packet pickup.
Can I pick up someone else's packet?
Yes
Can I run with my ipod?
Yes
What kind of timing device is used?
Classic Race Management will be timing the races.
Are strollers allowed?
On the 5k course only will strollers be allowed but you will have to line up in the back behind runners without strollers. No dogs, bikes, skateboard, or rollerblades or scooters.
Are there bathrooms?
Yes. There will be several port-a-johns at the start of the race and there will also be port-johns at each aid station.
How many aid stations are there?
There is one aid station on the 5k course and 8 aid stations on the 1/2 marathon near the following mile markers: Mile 1, Mile 3, Mile 5, Mile 7,  Mile 8, Mile 10, and Mile 12. See course map for more specific locations.
Is there a time limit? What time will the course be closing?
The time limit is 3 1/2 hours. The course will be closing at 11:30am, which is a 16 min/mile pace for the 1/2 marathon.
Where is the best place for my family and friends to watch and cheer?
Look for the cheer sections on the course map
Where should I park?
If you are running the 5k and hope to leave after you run, you should park in the lot east of Maynard. Anyone who parks within Millennium Park's parking lots will have to stay until the close of the race at 11:30am. The parking lots within Millennium Park will be closed for the duration of the race from 8am-11:30am.
Will there be a gear check?
Yes. The gear check will be located in a UPS truck near the registration tent.