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2017 Chicago Half Marathon

Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, September 24th, 2017

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ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit13 and up
Description
Come celebrate the 2017 Chicago Half Marathon & 5K with us. This year’s epic event traverses the streets around Hyde Park and the Museum of Science and Industry before winding on to traffic-free Lake Shore Drive. We couldn’t put on a world-class event like the Chicago Half Marathon without the help of our volunteers! *Times/locations might be slightly adjusted until 1 week prior to the race. Race staff reserves the right to reassign volunteers at the event.

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PerksNow is your chance to take part in welcoming all of the athletes that will be joining us for this amazing, world-class event. All volunteers will receive a Race Crew T-shirt and some light refreshments, depending on their location. All volunteers will also receive lots of thank yous for supporting the Chicago running community and our participants.

For group fundraising opportunities, please email Yasamin at volunteerchicago@lifetimefitness.com.

Aid Station Volunteer Shifts are reserved for groups of 10+. If your group is interested in helping hand out water and gatorade at an Aid Station, please email us at volunteerchicago@lifetimefitness.com.
Parking DetailsVolunteer parking locations are below but we recommend using public transportation or carpooling.

Sunday Main Volunteer Tent Parking
Free Parking at Hyde Park Academy – Must have printed out parking pass. Please arrive early! Lot fills up fast and is first come, first serve.
CausesCommunity General Service Health Sports & Recreation
SkillsCleanups Event Planning Fitness Food Distribution Fundraising Help w/People Medical Race Registration Race Waterstops Recreational Activities Sports
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1,082 Positions Filled | 225 Impacts | 1,500 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (39)

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
12:00pm4:00pm
Check in with Volunteer Manager
Soldier Field - Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
You will be assisting Athlete Services to setup bibs, shirts and goody bags at the...8/5Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
8:00am12:00pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
You will be assisting Athlete Services to setup bibs, shirts and goody bags at the...5/5Over
11:00am4:00pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete...2/25Over
11:00am4:00pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet...9/25Over
3:00pm7:30pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete...40/40Over
3:00pm7:30pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet...11/25Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
8:00am5:30pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field - Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Expo Captains will be responsible for managing key areas at the Expo related to Packet...4/4Over
8:30am5:30pm
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager or the Volunteer Assistant
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Assist the Athlete Services Manager with customer service and packet pick-up logistics. Help provide information...1/1Over
9:00am1:00pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
You will be assisting athletes to find their bib number on a computer or tablet....3/1Over
9:00am5:00pm
If you're volunteering on Friday or Saturday, the Expo is at Soldier Field.
Jackson Park
Chicago, IL 60637
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete...17/20Over
9:00am1:00pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete...5/60Over
9:00am1:00pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet...34/35Over
12:00pm5:30pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
You will be assisting athletes to find their bib number on a computer or tablet....2/1Over
12:00pm5:30pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete...22/70Over
12:00pm5:30pm
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet...9/25Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
4:00am12:00pm
If you're volunteering on Friday or Saturday, the Expo is at Soldier Field.
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Assist in checking in and running groups of volunteers to the correct locations and making...1/1Over
4:30am12:00pm
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
This positions give runners a peace of mind during pre and post-race, than knowing their...23/50Over
4:30am12:00pm
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager or at the Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Assist with providing information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the...1/1Over
4:30am12:00pm
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Start Captains will wait at the volunteer tent for all start volunteers to arrive and...4/4Over
4:30am11:30am
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Our first and foremost priority at all times during the race is athlete safety. As...35/35Over
4:30am11:30am
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Will Call volunteers will be helping with race morning packet pickup. The Athlete Service Coordinator...3/25Over
5:00am11:30am
Check in at Main Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
This position is a fun and cheerful volunteer opportunity that offers direct interaction with the...51/50Over
5:00am11:30am
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Experienced Biker required to lead large groups of runners.3/12Over
5:00am11:30am
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
Marquette & Richardson
Chicago, IL 60637
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids...2/2Over
5:00am11:30am
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
South Shore Drive & S. La Rabida Hospital Dr (La Rabida Hospital)
Chicago, IL 60637
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids...2/2Over
5:00am11:30am
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
57th and Northbound on Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids...2/2Over
5:00am12:00pm
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60649
Volunteers will be assigned to where the greatest need may be to ensure a smooth...158/158Over
5:00am12:00pm
Check-in at Main Medical Tent (near Finish Line). Ask for Terri (Medical Coordinator)
Jackson Park (Near Finish line just east of the entrance to the Jackson Park Golf Course off HayesDr
Chicago, IL 60637
Assist with medical needs in a tent on the course or on site. Exact placement...110/120Over
5:00am12:30pm
Check-In Location TBD
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Assist the VIP Coordinator manage VIP parking, check-in, gear check, and other amenities at the...2/1Over
5:15am11:30am
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
Southbound on Lake Shore Drive Ramp & 31st
Chicago, IL 60637
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids...2/2Over
5:15am11:30am
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
47th and Southbound on Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids...3/2Over
5:15am11:30am
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
Science Drive & Southbound on Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids...2/2Over
5:15am12:00pm
Check-in at Main Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
This person oversees all the volunteers assisting in the finish line area.2/2Over
5:30am12:00pm
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Finish line volunteers will be helping by congratulating athletes with their finisher medal, handing out...55/150Over
6:00am11:30am
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Our first and foremost priority at all times during the race is athlete safety. As...0/25Over
6:00am12:00pm
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Volunteers are in charge of setting up the beer garden, checking athlete's IDs at the...35/35Over
6:15am11:30pm
Ask for Julie Coleman at the Start Line
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Please meet by the Start Line at Cornell and Hayes at Jackson Park. Please obtain...2/8Over
7:30am12:30pm
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
These volunteers assist in the athlete food area in the finish fest area.7/40Over
10:00am3:00pm
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Assist staff with tearing down and loading up trucks following the race.1/35Over