Even though it’s still only February, it’s beginning to feel a lot like spring!  Temps are warming up, and as Chicagoans, we there’s nothing better than knowing that winter is behind us and summer on the horizon.  If you are a runner, you may be used to logging your miles on the “dreadmill.” Because of the onset warmth, you may be heading outside in order to pound the pavement.  Thus, right now is the perfect time to get prepped for running a race! Whether it’s your first ever race, or you are a seasoned marathon pro, finishing a race is an amazing feeling you’ll definitely want to experience this year.  Spring starts on March 20th so start planning now because here are 9 Chicagoland spring races YOU need to know about!

Shamrock Shuffle 10k - Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Location: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Start Time: Wave 1: 8:30am, Wave 2: 9:00am
Cost: $50.00 
More info: https://www.shamrockshuffle.com

Chi Town Half Marathon + 10k- Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Location: Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL
Start Time: 7:00am
Cost: Half Marathon: $69.99, 10k: $49.99
More info: www.allcommunityevents.com


Race to Wrigley 5k - Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Location: Starts at Addison & Clark, Finishes at Wrigley Field 
Start Time: 8:00am
Cost: $45.00

Benefits: Chicago Cubs Charities/Advocate Children's Hospital
More info: http://www.race-cubs.com


Divas Half Marathon - Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Location: Paulus Park 400 Whitney Rd Lake ZurichIL  60047
Start Time: 8:00am Half Marathon, 8:20am 5k
Cost: Half Marathon: $110.00, 5k: $65.00
More info: http://www.runlikeadiva.com


Wanderlust 108 (5k + Yoga) - Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Location: Grant Park, Butler Field, Chicago, IL
Start Time: 8:00am 5k Starts, Yoga starts at 9:45am
Cost: $39.00 - $59.00 depending on specific package chosen
More info: https://wanderlust.com


Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5k/10k - Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Location: Montrose Harbor, Chicago, IL 
Start Time: 9:00am
Cost: Individual: $45.00

Benefits: Susan G. Komen 
More info: http://chicagoland.info-komen.org


Chicago Spring Half Marathon / 10k - Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Location: Lake Shore East Park / Dusable Harbor 
Start Time: Half Marathon: 6:00am, 10k: 7:30am
Cost: Half Marathon: $95.00, 10k: $60.00
More info: http://www.run131series.com/chicago/


Soldier Field 10 Mile - Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Start Time: Wave 1: 7am, Wave 2: 7:22am
Cost: $69.00

Benefits: Salute, Inc. 
More info: https://www.soldierfield10.com/


The Color Run (5k) - Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Location: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Start Time: 
Cost: Presale: $24.99
More info: http://thecolorrun.com/locations/chicago/


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