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?
Can I run with my ipod?
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, 4 on the 10k course, and 8 aid stations on the 1/2 marathon near the following mile markers: Mile 2, Mile 4, Mile 6, Mile 8, Mile 10, Mile 11, and Mile 12. More specifics will be provided in pre-race emails.
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?
Because we will be running from the Millennium Park Meadows this year, parking will be much more accessible than in previous years. There will be ample parking in the Meadows on the east side of Maynard. If that fills, there will be additional parking across Maynard in the Millennium Park parking lots. The race start/finish will be a short walk across Maynard to the Meadows.
Will there be a gear check?
Yes. The gear check will be located in a UPS truck near the registration tent.