“The race was a blast. It was a great course. Great atmosphere. I can't wait until next year.”

– Landon Hensch

Chicago, Illinois

The Half Marathon Course

Date: Sep 11, 2016

Location: Arvey Field in Grant Park 1501 South Lake Shore Dr. Chicago , IL 60605

 

2016 Race Results Here

2016 Photographs Here

 

Run with us alongside scenic Lake Michigan and Chicago's famous Lakeshore Drive for Volition America’s Half-Marathon & 5K. Join us at Arvey Field in Chicago’s historic Grant Park for the Volition America Half Marathon & 5K. This new half marathon series is the first of it's kind to honor America through running and is steeped with patriotic distinction. This chip timed event offers scenic views along Lake Michigan and the Chicago Lakefront. Athletes will wind though landmarks such as: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, McCormick Place and 31st Street Beach. After victoriously crossing the finish line you can refuel with a variety of refreshments and enjoy live entertainment in Arvey Field. All Half Marathon and 5K participants receive a Volition America Technical T-shirt and finisher medal.

We are thrilled that Wear Blue to Remember will be joining us in Chicago. They'll be stationed at mile 2 of the half marathon course so be sure to say hello and thank them or honoring our American Military.

New this year: The Double Duty Challenge. Run in both Volition America Illinois events on June 4th & September 11th and you will get a third finisher medal showing your accomplishments! You only have to register once- just choose the Double Duty option on your registration and you will be entered into both races. This registration is only available through June 4, 2016. 

PR Challenge!! Tell us what your PR is! Add the PR Challenge to your registration. When you crush it, you will be awarded with an additional finisher medal.

 

The 5K Course

 

2016 Race Results Here

 

Join us at Arvey Field in Chicago’s historic Grant Park for the Volition America 5k. This chip-timed event offers scenic views along Lake Michigan and the Chicago Lakefront. After victoriously crossing the finish line you can refuel with a variety of refreshments and enjoy live entertainment in Arvey Field. All participants will receive a Volition America technical T-shirt and finish medal. 

New this year: The Double Duty Challenge. Run in both Volition America Illinois events on June 4th & September 11th and you will get a third finisher medal showing your accomplishments! You only have to register once- just choose the Double Duty option on your registration and you will be entered into both races. This registration is only available through June 4, 2016. 

PR Challenge!! Tell us what your PR is! Add the PR Challenge to your registration. When you crush it, you will be awarded with an additional finisher medal.

To Volunteer

We are working hard to make the Volition America Half Marathon and 5K something truly special, not just for participants, but for the communities as well. To make this possible, we need the enthusiastic support of volunteers like you. We are recruiting volunteers for a variety of positions prior to, during and following each event. If you want to support Volition America and wish to be involved, we have an important job for you!

All Volition America volunteers will receive a complimentary event shirt, beverages and snacks. Individuals and groups are invited!    

For questions, email: volunteer@volitionamerica.com.

Schedule

  • September 9th from 3-7pm: Road Runner Sports Kingsbury Center: 1435 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642

  • September 10th from 10 am-2:00pm: Road Runner Sports Edens Plaza Shopping Center: 3232 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091

  • September 11th: 6:30am: Call to Start Line

  • 6:50am: Pledge and National Anthem

  • 6:55am: Wheelchair Start

  • 7:00am: 1/2 Marathon Start

  • 7:15am: 5K Start

  • 8:30am: 5K Awards

  • 10:00am: Half Marathon Awards

  • 12:00pm: Finish Celebration Ends

Parking

Driving to Downtown Chicago? We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero! SpotHero is an on-demand parking app that connects drivers to discounted, convenient parking! Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app or visit the Volition America SpotHero Parking Page to find and reserve parking in advance at a great price! New users can download the app and enter promo code VOLITION2016 for an extra $5 off parking. That's $5 off already discounted rates! Have questions? Give SpotHero a call: (312) 566-7768 Happy Parking!

Packet Pick Up Information:

Join us at Road Runner Sports to pick up your race bib, bag and race tech -t. 

September 9th: Road Runner Sports Kingbury Center 3-7pm. Location: 1435 North Kingsbury St. Chicago, IL. 60642 

September 10th: Road Runner Sports Wilmette 10am- 2pm. Location: 3232 Lake Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091 

September 11th: Packet Pickup and Registration 6am-6:30 am Location: Finish Line Festival

Accommodations

We are happy to be working with a Veteran Owned Business for out hotel accommodations. For every reservation made, 10% will go directly to the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Hyatt Regency Chicago- 151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601 312-565-1234

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/FoldsofHonor

Group Rate 199.00 per night

Reservations may be made, modified or canceled by individuals on-line at a URL to be established by HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO and published by the group to potential attendees. Individuals will also be able to make reservations by calling Central Reservations at 1-888-421-1442, and referring to the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the dates of Stay, and the “Folds of Honor Room Block.”

Hotel Benefits: Close to venue, Free High Speed Internet & Fitness Center

Race Contact

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