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2017 Chicago Half Marathon

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

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ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
RegistrationRegistration Closed
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.
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Shifts (39)

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Expo Registration Setup (Thursday)12:00pm (CT)4:00pm (CT)
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...Over

1 - 5 of 5 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Expo Registration Setup (Friday)8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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...Over
Packet Pickup (Friday-Shift 1)11:00am (CT)4:00pm (CT)
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...Over
T-Shirt and Goody Bags (Friday-Shift 1)11:00am (CT)4:00pm (CT)
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...Over
Packet Pickup (Friday-Shift 2)3:00pm (CT)7:30pm (CT)
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...Over
T-Shirt and Goody Bags (Friday-Shift 2)3:00pm (CT)7:30pm (CT)
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...Over

1 - 9 of 9 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Expo Captain (Saturday)8:00am (CT)5:30pm (CT)
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...Over
Expo Info Captain (Saturday)8:30am (CT)5:30pm (CT)
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...Over
Bib Lookup (Saturday-Shift 1)9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT)
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....Over
Packet Pick Up Full Day9:00am (CT)5:00pm (CT)
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...Over
Packet Pickup (Saturday-Shift 1)9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT)
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...Over
T-Shirt and Goody Bags (Saturday-Shift 1)9:00am (CT)1:00pm (CT)
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...Over
Bib Lookup (Saturday-Shift 2)12:00pm (CT)5:30pm (CT)
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....Over
Packet Pickup (Saturday-Shift 2)12:00pm (CT)5:30pm (CT)
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...Over
T-Shirt and Goody Bags (Saturday-Shift 2)12:00pm (CT)5:30pm (CT)
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...Over

1 - 24 of 24 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Floater Captain4:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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...Over
Gear Check4:30am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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...Over
Info Tent Captain4:30am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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...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...Over
Start Volunteers/Gear Check Volunteers4:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...Over
Will Call & Results Volunteers4:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...Over
Back of the Pack Crew5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...Over
Bike Marshal Volunteers5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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.Over
Captain - Aid Station A5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...Over
Captain - Aid Station B5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...Over
Captain - Aid Station C5:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...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...Over
Medical Assistance5:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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...Over
VIP Captain5:00am (CT)12:30pm (CT)
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...Over
Captain - Aid Station F5:15am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...Over
Captain - Aid Station H5:15am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...Over
Captain - Aid Station J5:15am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...Over
Finish Captains5:15am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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.Over
Finish Line5:30am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
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...Over
Run Course Marshals6:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
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...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...Over
Moto Volunteers6:15am (CT)11:30pm (CT)
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...Over
Finish Fest Food7:30am (CT)12:30pm (CT)
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.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