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Chicago Quarter Marathon

Chicago Quarter Marathon

Date: Saturday, April 4
Time: Quarter Past 9:00 a.m. (9:15 a.m.)
Location: Soldier Field | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Prevent Child Abuse America

However you want to parse its definition (coin, district/neighborhood or unit of measurement), there's nothing ambiguous about the meaning of this April's Chicago Quarter Marathon. Celebrating its second year in 2015, this one-of-a-kind 6.55-mile event is a proven winner with local runners.

Starting outside Soldier Field, the Quarter Marathon's course route is south along the Lake Michigan shoreline before looping back to the stadium's shadow where a post-race party will again greet participants with snacks, awards and live music. And as past participants can attest, it's a unique running experience that's hard to forget!

Registration Fees
Registration opens on Thursday, September 25 @ 2:25 p.m. CST

First 25 registrants pay only a quarter (this is NOT a typo!)
Next 225 registrants: $25


General Registration
Through January 25: $50.25 (includes free packet shipping)
Through February 25: $50.25 (option to add packet shipping for $10)
After February 25/Race Day: $60.25

Online registration closes at quarter past 6:00 p.m. (aka 6:15 p.m.) on Tuesday, March 31
Shirt sizes will be limited for race-day registrants. Register early to ensure proper size!

What's Included in the Registration Fee
  • Register before January 25 and we'll mail your packet (bib & half-zip technical shirt) at no additional charge.
    $10 mailing option available from January 26 to February 25.
  • All paid participants receive gender-specific embroidered swag. Check back soon for more details!
  • Enjoy a post-marathon celebration with treats and live entertainment!
  • 2014 participants requested and we took the suggestions! All participants will receive a finisher medal in 2015!

Pre-Registration/Packet Pick-Up

Road Runner Sports
1435 N Kingsbury St | Chicago (map)
(312) 600-9707
Free Parking Available!

Thursday April 2 - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday, April 3 - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Note: There is no race day packet pick-up.

2015 Swag Information

Okay, this may not have been intentional, but each participant will receive an official royal blue quarter-zip technical shirt (embroidered!) at the second annual Chicago Quarter Marathon. Make sure to choose the correct size as exchanges will not be permitted. Size information (these are gender specific) coming VERY soon!

Oh, and if you're looking for a 2014 fleece, select the option to purchase one for only $25!

Click Here for a sizing guide.

Parking at Soldier Field
Coming soon!

Course Map
This 6.55 mile out-and-back course heads south along the lakefront. Click Here to download a 2015 course map. Please note: course subject to change

About the Beneficiary: Prevent Child Abuse America
Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972 in Chicago, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 50 states and over 500 Healthy Families America home visitation sites in 41 states, all the territories, Puerto Rico and Canada. A major organizational focus is to advocate for the existence of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families while promoting evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring.

Now go the extra distance for the healthy development of our nation's children by making a gift to Prevent Child Abuse America, the event's official charitable beneficiary. Thank you for your support!

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Vernon Cocroft at 773-584-6610, Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Still Have Logistics Questions?
If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please contact Josh Ruston or call 773-868-3010.

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