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2017 Chicago Half Marathon

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

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ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close DateAny time before the event 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 DetailsWe will announce discounted volunteer parking locations but recommend using public transportation or carpooling.
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Start: Fri, Sep 22, 11:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 22, 4:00PM
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Start: Fri, Sep 22, 11:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 22, 4:00PM
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet it will provide the shirt size. Athletes are only allowed to switch out their shirt size at the results tent on race day. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Start: Fri, Sep 22, 3:00PM
End: Fri, Sep 22, 7:30PM
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet it will provide the shirt size. Athletes are only allowed to switch out their shirt size at the results tent on race day. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Start: Sat, Sep 23, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 1:00PM
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Start: Sat, Sep 23, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 1:00PM
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet it will provide the shirt size. Athletes are only allowed to switch out their shirt size at the results tent on race day. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Start: Sat, Sep 23, 12:00PM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 5:30PM
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Start: Sat, Sep 23, 12:00PM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 5:30PM
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet it will provide the shirt size. Athletes are only allowed to switch out their shirt size at the results tent on race day. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Start: Sun, Sep 24, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
This positions give runners a peace of mind during pre and post-race, than knowing their belongings are safely stored. Duties include labeling and organizing runner's belongings when they drop off, and retrieving them in a timely manner at the end of the race. Bending and lifting up to 12lbs is required for this role.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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Start: Sun, Sep 24, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
Will Call volunteers will be helping with race morning packet pickup. The Athlete Service Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions you are unable to answer. Once all of the will call packets are picked up, you will be helping in the Results Tent or you will be helping sort gear check bags and/or helping set up the awards for the awards ceremony.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
Experienced Biker required to lead large groups of runners.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
Assist with medical needs in a tent on the course or on site. Exact placement will be determined race morning. Medical knowledge required, medical professional licensing is preferred (EMT, Paramedic, RN, PT, MD).

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
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Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
Finish line volunteers will be helping by congratulating athletes with their finisher medal, handing out water and post-race snacks, towels, and more. Your main point of contact will be the Finish Line Coordinator.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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Start: Sun, Sep 24, 6:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
Our first and foremost priority at all times during the race is athlete safety. As a Run Course Marshal, you will work alongside the Run Course Staff in making sure each athlete has a safe experience along the run course. Duties for run course may include: directing athlete traffic along the course; reminding athletes and/or repeating important instructions; keeping spectators clear of athlete area.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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Start: Sun, Sep 24, 6:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30PM
Please meet by the Start Line at Cornell and Hayes at Jackson Park. Please obtain safety vests from our race staff and you will receive instructions from race staff once you arrive.

Ask for Julie Coleman at the Start Line, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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Start: Sun, Sep 24, 7:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:30PM
These volunteers assist in the athlete food area in the finish fest area.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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Start: Sun, Sep 24, 10:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 3:00PM
Assist staff with tearing down and loading up trucks following the race.

Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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