2017 Chicago Half Marathon

Thursday, September 21st from 12:00pm to Sunday, September 24th, 2017 11:30pm

About

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.

Approval
Organizer will approve registrants
Registration
Registration Closed
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit
13 and up
Social
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Perks
Now 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 Details
Volunteer 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.
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Shifts (39)

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Expo Registration Setup (Thursday)12:00pm (CT)4:00pm (CT)
Soldier Field - Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in with Volunteer Manager
You will be assisting Athlete Services to setup bibs, shirts and goody bags at the expo hall.Over

1 - 5 of 5 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Expo Registration Setup (Friday)8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
You will be assisting Athlete Services to setup bibs, shirts and goody bags at the expo hall.Over
Packet Pickup (Friday-Shift 1)11:00am (CT)4:00pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
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.Over
T-Shirt and Goody Bags (Friday-Shift 1)11:00am (CT)4:00pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
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...Over
Packet Pickup (Friday-Shift 2)3:00pm (CT)7:30pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
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.Over
T-Shirt and Goody Bags (Friday-Shift 2)3:00pm (CT)7:30pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
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...Over

1 - 9 of 9 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Expo Captain (Saturday)8:00am (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Soldier Field - Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
Expo Captains will be responsible for managing key areas at the Expo related to Packet Pickup, T-Shirts and Goody Bags, Bib Look-Up, Directional, and Info. Expo Captains are responsible for working with race staff to make sure everyone has the information and tools they need, making sure volunteers remain on...Over
Expo Info Captain (Saturday)8:30am (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager or the Volunteer Assistant
Assist the Athlete Services Manager with customer service and packet pick-up logistics. Help provide information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs...Over
Bib Lookup (Saturday-Shift 1)9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
You will be assisting athletes to find their bib number on a computer or tablet. This is a very simple task but as a representative of Life Time Fitness it is essential to be extremely friendly, personable and always give the best customer service possible. The Athlete Services Coordinator will...Over
Packet Pick Up Full Day9:00am (CT)5:00pm (CT)
Jackson Park
Chicago, IL 60637
If you're volunteering on Friday or Saturday, the Expo is at Soldier Field.
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 60605Over
Packet Pickup (Saturday-Shift 1)9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
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.Over
T-Shirt and Goody Bags (Saturday-Shift 1)9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
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...Over
Bib Lookup (Saturday-Shift 2)12:00pm (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
You will be assisting athletes to find their bib number on a computer or tablet. This is a very simple task but as a representative of Life Time Fitness it is essential to be extremely friendly, personable and always give the best customer service possible. The Athlete Services Coordinator will...Over
Packet Pickup (Saturday-Shift 2)12:00pm (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
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.Over
T-Shirt and Goody Bags (Saturday-Shift 2)12:00pm (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Check in at the Volunteer Area
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...Over

1 - 24 of 24 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Floater Captain4:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
If you're volunteering on Friday or Saturday, the Expo is at Soldier Field.
Assist in checking in and running groups of volunteers to the correct locations and making sure all volunteers are well taken care of during race day. You must be flexible to switch multiple responsibilities and assist with roles that need extra support.Over
Gear Check4:30am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
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...Over
Info Tent Captain4:30am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager or at the Volunteer Tent
Assist with providing information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs and all other information will be provided.Over
Start Captains4:30am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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 will take the group to the start line to meet up with the Start Coordinator. The Start Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their respective volunteer team, and will...Over
Start Volunteers/Gear Check Volunteers4:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Our first and foremost priority at all times during the race is athlete safety. As a Start Volunteer, you will work alongside the Start Line Staff in making sure each athlete has a safe experience. Duties include: lining up athletes up in the correct corals; releasing athletes onto the course...Over
Will Call & Results Volunteers4:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
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...Over
Back of the Pack Crew5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check in at Main Volunteer Tent
This position is a fun and cheerful volunteer opportunity that offers direct interaction with the athletes. The Back of the Pack's first role is to assist the Life Time Staff with organizing the athletes at the start. Your focus should be on helping athletes get in the correct corrals, offer...Over
Bike Marshal Volunteers5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Experienced Biker required to lead large groups of runners.Over
Captain - Aid Station A5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Marquette & Richardson
Chicago, IL 60637
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race...Over
Captain - Aid Station B5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
South Shore Drive & S. La Rabida Hospital Dr (La Rabida Hospital)
Chicago, IL 60637
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race...Over
Captain - Aid Station C5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
57th and Northbound on Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race...Over
Floaters5:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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 and safe event. Areas may include Gear Check, Aid Stations, Finish Line, etc.Over
Medical Assistance5:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Jackson Park (Near Finish line just east of the entrance to the Jackson Park Golf Course off HayesDr
Chicago, IL 60637
Check-in at Main Medical Tent (near Finish Line). Ask for Terri (Medical Coordinator)
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).Over
VIP Captain5:00am (CT)12:30pm (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check-In Location TBD
Assist the VIP Coordinator manage VIP parking, check-in, gear check, and other amenities at the VIP Finish Tent. Helping out at the expo would also be helpful but not required.Over
Captain - Aid Station F5:15am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Southbound on Lake Shore Drive Ramp & 31st
Chicago, IL 60637
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race...Over
Captain - Aid Station H5:15am (CT)11:30am (CT)
47th and Southbound on Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race...Over
Captain - Aid Station J5:15am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Science Drive & Southbound on Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race...Over
Finish Captains5:15am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check-in at Main Volunteer Tent
This person oversees all the volunteers assisting in the finish line area.Over
Finish Line5:30am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
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.Over
Run Course Marshals6:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
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...Over
T2 Beer Garden Volunteers6:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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 entrance and making sure the area is pick-up at all times.Over
Moto Volunteers6:15am (CT)11:30pm (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Ask for Julie Coleman at the Start Line
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.Over
Finish Fest Food7:30am (CT)12:30pm (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
These volunteers assist in the athlete food area in the finish fest area.Over
Tear Down Crew10:00am (CT)3:00pm (CT)
Jackson Park
6401 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Assist staff with tearing down and loading up trucks following the race.Over