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Chicago Quarter Marathon

Chicago Quarter Marathon

Date: Saturday, April 5
Time: Quarter Past 9:00 a.m. (9:15 a.m.)
Location: Soldier Field | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Prevent Child Abuse America

Say hello to the Windy City's newest running event!

In 2014, Chicagoland's family of annual run/walks will welcome an exciting addition to its running scene with the debut of the inaugural Chicago Quarter Marathon! It will be Chicago's only 6.55-mile run. And its guaranteed to be a truly unique running experience.

The Quarter Marathon's course route will be south along the Lake Michigan shoreline before looping back to Soldier Field where a post-race party will greet runners with snacks, awards and a live band.

But wait! To make their experience even more memorable, all marathon registrants will receive a gender-specific, full-zip embroidered fleece!

Registration Fees
After February 25/Race Day: $60.25
Online registration closes at quarter past 6:00 p.m. (aka 6:15 p.m.) on Tuesday, April 1
Fleece 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 & fleece) at no additional charge.
    $10 mailing option available from January 26 to February 25.
  • All paid participants receive a gender-specific full-zip black fleece jacket with embroidered logo (see below for specs).
  • Enjoy a post-marathon celebration with treats and live entertainment!

Pre-Registration/Packet Pick-Up @ Sports Authority
Pre-register or pick up you packet (fleece & bib) and shop for the latest spring running apparel at Sports Authority on the following location/dates/times:

Sports Authority
3134 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 871-8501
Plenty of free parking!

Thursday, April 3 - Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, April 4 - Noon to 9:00 p.m.

Full-Zip Fleece Jacket Information
Each participant will receive an official black full-zip fleece jacket (embroidered!) for participating in the NEW Chicago Quarter Marathon. Make sure to choose the correct size as exchanges will not be permitted.

Click Here for a sizing guide.

Parking at Soldier Field
There are numerous paid parking lots around Soldier Field.

Rates and Information
Special event day parking varies. Please visit www.SoldierFieldParking.com, call the Standard Parking Customer Service Hotline at 312.235.7724 or click on the "Prepaid Parking Link" below for event day rates.

Guaranteed Parking - Pre-Paid Parking Option
Don't wait to take a chance to get limited event day parking. Click HERE to guarantee your parking spot!

Course Map
This 6.55 mile out-and-back course heads south along the lakefront. Click Here to download a 2014 course map. Please note: course subject to change

Packet Mailing Information
All packets (fleece, bib, pins) are being mailed out the week of March 3 via USPS Priority Mail (look for a box!). If you registered before January 25 or paid for a packet mailing, expect your packet no later than March 19 (we all know the mail can be slow, please be patient). Still have questions regarding you packet? Please email Gary at gary.slamlogistics@gmail.com. Please note: Unfortunately, we cannot exchange fleeces at this time.

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 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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