EVENT DETAILS PACKET PICK-UP FLEET FEET SPORTS - LINCOLN SQUARE | 4762 N. Lincoln Ave. Wednesday, June 19th
10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday, June 20th
10:00am - 8:00pm
FLEET FEET SPORTS - OLD TOWN | 1620 N. Wells St. Friday, June 21st
10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 22nd
10:00am - 7:00pm
RACE DAY SCHEDULE AT GRANT PARK SUNDAY, JUNE 23RD Race Site Opens
Start Line Area Opens for Half Marathon Participants
Move to Start Line
Start Line Ceremony
Half Marathon Race Start
5K Participant Staging
5K Race Start
5K Awards Ceremony
Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
Gear Check Closes
Post-Race Party Ends
CELEBRATION MONDAY & COMPLIMENTARY MEDAL ENGRAVING Monday, June 24th
3:00pm - 8:00pm
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EVENT DETAILS GEAR CHECK Gear Check will open at 5:15am and will close promptly at 10:30am. Gear Check is located on the South Side of the race site in Upper Hutchinson Field. For security purposes, you must have your bib number visible and pinned to the front of your torso to gain access to the Gear Check area. In addition, participants will only be allowed to bring one bag, no larger than 12in x 18in into the Gear Check area. Please be sure to check the event website and pay attention to event communications as Gear Check procedures may be updated based on the security needs of the event. To ensure a speedy drop off and retrieval process, attach your Gear Check Tag to your bag prior to drop off. Your Gear Check Tag is the tear-off tag on the top of your bib number. Beaded luggage ties are available at Packet Pick-Up to secure your tag. Please do not check any valuables as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
RESTROOMS Restrooms, and handwash stations will be located on Columbus Drive and Balbo Drive respectively, between the start and finish lines. Please keep in mind that the half marathon starts at 6:30am and the 5K starts at 6:50am. Those participating in the half marathon may need to step ahead in line to ensure that they are in the start line area prior to the start of the event. We ask that 5K participants kindly provide half marathon participants the opportunity to step ahead of them in line to use the restrooms when the half marathon race start time nears. Thank you for your help in ensuring everyone is able to start their respective distance on time.
B-TAG TIMING SYSTEM The Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K is using the Chronotrack B-Tag Timing System. The timing system provides each participant with an accurate time from the start to the finish line. Individual timing tags are affixed to the back of each bib number. Leave the tags on the back of the bib number and wear the bib number on your front torso, so that it is clearly visible on the outside of your clothing. Please ensure the following in order to receive an accurate time: • Race bib is clearly visible on the front of your torso • Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle) • Race bib is pinned on all four corners 3 • Race bib is not covered by jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.
EVENT DETAILS COURSE CLOCKS AND MILE MARKERS Course clocks will be located at each mile marker on the 5K and half marathon courses respectively, as well as at the Start and Finish Lines. Timing mats will be located at the Start Line, 10K split (half marathon only) and Finish Line.
EVENT RULES All participants must follow the official event rules and guidelines of the Chicago Womenâ€™s Half Marathon & 5K, which are posted at womenshalfchicago.com/ event-details. Rules and guidelines should be reviewed in their entirety prior to race day.
MEDICAL SUPPORT The main medical support station is located at the Finish Line of the event. If you are in need of medical attention at any time before, during or after the race, please look for personnel in red medical vests.
AID STATIONS There are 7 Aid Stations located along the half marathon course, and one aid station on the 5K course. Each Aid Station includes: Water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, port-o-lets and medical support. See the Course Map on page 7 for more information.
RACE START Half Marathon participants can begin to file into the Start Line area at 5:45am. The half marathon start will close once all half marathon participants have crossed the Start Line. To ensure all runners safety, runners arriving late to the start will not be allowed to participate in the half marathon distance, but can participate in the 5K. 5K participants will be able to enter the Start Line area at 6:35am for their 6:50am start. 5K participants must start at 6:50am with all 5K participants in order to receive an accurate and official time for the event.
COURSE TIMING REQUIREMENT The half marathon course will remain open for 3.5 hours (approximately 15 minutes/mile) from the time the last group of runners has crossed the start line. Each participantâ€™s bib number must be clearly visible on front of the torso at all times and is required for crossing the finish line.
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EVENT DETAILS RESULTS Results will be posted online by 11:00am at womenshalfchicago.com.
AWARDS The following divisions will be awarded for both Half Marathon and 5K races: • Top Three Overall Finishers • Top Three Age Group Finishers (Awards to be mailed) • Top Three Mother / Daughter Team Finishes • Top Three Sister Team Finishes Overall winners (top three finishers) are not included in the age division award categories, but are included in the team awards.
RACE PHOTOS TRC Photography will be on site to capture the events of the day and spectacular finishes. For great participant photos, make sure your bib number is easily visible and SMILE! Participants will be notified via e-mail when pictures are available for viewing and purchase.
POST-RACE PARTY Enjoy a beautiful morning in Grant Park celebrating your half marathon or 5K finish with your friends and family at the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Post-Race Party. This year’s post-run festivities include: • Red Carpet Finisher Photos • Two DJs Bringing the Energy • Muscle Milk Recovery Zone • Special Treats from Brooks Running • Frozen Yogurt and Fresh Squeezed Juices from Walgreens • Stewart’s Coffee • Frozen Kefir Treats from Lifeway • Satisfy Your Cravings with Luna Bars • Naked Juice Dishing Out Some Goodness • And much more!
CONNECT WITH US Have a question, looking for the latest status updates, winner’s announcement, race results, and more? Follow us at Facebook.com/ChicagoWomensHalf and Tweet with us @FleetFeetChgo. When posting to Instagram and Twitter use the official race hashtag #ChiWomensHalf so we can share your photos and excitement with our fans! 11
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EVENT DETAILS CELEBRATION MONDAY Truly make your Chicago Women’s Half Marathon Finisher Medal one-of-a-kind by getting it engraved at Fleet Feet Sports - Old Town on Celebration Monday. Our friends at Brooks Running are offering complimentary medal engraving for finishers of the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon from 3:00pm—8:00pm on Monday, June 24th. Location: Fleet Feet Sports - Old Town 1620 N. Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614 Time: 3:00pm—8:00pm* *Last medal will be accepted at 7:45pm Cost: Complimentary from Brooks Running
PACE TEAMS As an added benefit to the participants of the Chicago Women’s Half Marathon, there will be event pace groups lead by the experienced Chicago Endurance Sports Pace Team. Visit www.WomensHalfChicago.com and click on “Training” to learn more about the pace groups and to download the Pace Team FAQ. The Pace Team provides even splits and camaraderie amongst runners striving to reach similar goals. These pacers support a wide range of runners, from those finishing their first half marathon to those who are looking for a new PR. To learn more about Chicago Endurance Sports and the wide variety of training programs they offer, visit www.ChicagoEnduranceSports.com
EVENT ALERT SYSTEM The Event Alert System (EAS) communicates the status of course conditions to participants leading up to and on race day via e-mail updates, color coded signs and flags. Alert levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based primarily on weather conditions, as well as other factors. All participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials throughout the event and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather conditions on race day. For more information about the Event Alert System, visit www.WomensHalfChicago.com/event-details.
EVENT ALERT SYSTEM TABLE ALERT LEVEL
EVENT CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED ACTIONS 15
EVENT CANCELLED POTENTIALLY EXTREME AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
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PARTICIPATION STOPPED, FOLLOW EVENT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTION.
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ENJOY THE EVENT. BE ALERT.
SLOW DOWN, OBSERVE COURSE CHANGES. FOLLOW EVENT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTION. CONSIDER STOPPING.
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GETTING THERE TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING The Chicago Women’s Half Marathon and 5K takes place in Upper Hutchinson Field in Grant Park – at the southwest corner of Columbus and Balbo. Help us reduce our carbon footprint! We encourage you to walk, bike or take public transportation to the race site. If you drive, allow sufficient time for traffic congestion and street closures due to the race. In order to ensure that you have a relaxed and enjoyable experience race morning, please plan to arrive at the race site no later than 5:45am.
RUNNER DROP-OFF LOCATION Participants can be dropped off at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive and walk one block east to the race site at Columbus and Balbo Drives.
BICYCLE Participants are highly encouraged to ride their bicycles to the event. Bicycle parking will be available in the southwest corner of the race site.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Visit www.TransitChicago.com to use the travel planner feature, or call 312.836.7000 • CTA Red Line - Harrison Stop is five blocks from the race site. • CTA Orange, Purple or Brown Lines - Harold Washington Library – State/Van Buren Stop is six blocks from the race site.
PARKING The Millennium Garages offer the closest race day parking options to Grant Park at the Grant Park North, Grant Park South, Millennium Park, and Millennium Lakeside garages. For additional information call 312.616.0600 or visit millenniumgarages.com.
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