- Kids Blitz | 6:45am assembly
- 10 Mile Race | 7am start
- Soldier Field (1410 S. Museum Campus Drive)
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The Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile starts outside of Soldier Field, and travels along the southern portion of Chicago’s beautiful lakefront. Participants run through Soldier Field with a spectacular finish on the 50-yard Line in the center of the field.
The sold-out Kids Blitz gives kids ages 5 – 12 years old a chance to run down Soldier Field creating childhood memories that will last a lifetime!
The Dominick’s Post-Race Tailgate will be held on the Stadium Green outside of Soldier Field immediately following the race from 8:30am-11:30am. The Post-Race Tailgate will feature live music from SOUL ASYLUM! 10 Mile race participants (21 and older) will receive a drink ticket attached to their bib number that can be redeemed for one (1) Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale.
IDs will be checked at the beer serving stations. Be sure you have your ID with you before entering the beer service stations for easy and efficient service. Additional beer tickets will be available for purchase during the Dominick’s Post-Race Tailgate.
- Participant Shirt – Click here for a preview! – gender specific Nike technical shirt for 10 Mile Race participants
- Participant Shirt – Cotton t-shirt for Kids Blitz participants
- Personalized Bib Number for 10 Mile Race participants (must register by April 15, 2013)
- Finishers Medal (10 Mile Race and Kids Blitz participants)
- Post-Race Runner Refresh bag
- Post-Race Party
The 10th Anniversary Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile is proud to be a USATF Sanctioned Event as well as part of the 2013 USATF Illinois Road Race Championship Series.
To compete in the 2013 USATF Illinois Road Race Championship Series, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a current 2013 USATF member (your membership number would start with 731)
- You must be a member prior to the start of the 10 Mile race (see options to become a member below)
For current members of USATF running the Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile, please click here to complete a quick confirmation of your 2013 membership number to ensure your inclusion in the 10 Mile Championship event and results .
If you are not currently a member of USATF, you will have the opportunity to become a member during race week packet pick-up at Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town and on race morning at the USATF tent near the start line, prior to the start of the race. For more information on the USATF Illinois Road Championship series and how to become a member, please click here.
The 10th Anniversary Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile is proud to be part of the 2013 CARA Runners Choice Circuit. Please contact CARA for more information on CARA Runners Choice Circuit Races and the CARA discount for current CARA members to register for this race.
Start Line Positions
The 10 Mile Race features a multiple wave start designed to ensure a positive race experience and provide all participants the same opportunity for a smooth and safe start with sufficient room to run along the course. Participants select expected race pace/finish time during registration to assist with start line assignments. There may be multiple waves assigned to a pace.
As a reminder, your official time does not begin until you cross the start line. The timing system provides each participant with an accurate time from the start to finish lines.
Runners expecting to finish in under 1:00:30 (men) or 1:10:00 (women) may apply to the Elite Start Area. See standards below and submit qualifying race results to Info@SoldierField10.com
Women’s standards for consideration for access to the Elite Start Area:
Men’s standards for consideration for access to the Elite Start Area:
The color of your bib corresponds to your assigned start corral entrance gate.
Your bib number corresponds to the corral you are assigned to for the 10 Mile race start.
The Museum Campus Drive Corrals are as follows: Purple Bib Numbers are for Corrals 1-3 or bibs 1,000-3,999 and the Blue Bib Numbers are for Corrals 4-8 or bibs 4,000-8,999.
The Waldron Drive Start Corrals are as follows: Orange Bib Numbers are for Corals 9-12 or bibs 9,000-12,999 and the Green Bib Numbers are for Corrals 13-18 or bibs 13,000-18,999.
Examples of corral placement:
- Bib Number 3,495 will be in the 3rd corral and in the Purple Start Corral on Museum Campus Drive
- Bib Number 15,334 will be in the 15th corral and in the Green Start Corral on Waldron Drive.
Participants can move back (higher numbers) within their designated corral color, but they cannot move forward (lower numbers) or move to a different colored corral.
For those who have qualified for the Elite Start Corral, you will receive separate instructions in your Bib Confirmation e-mail and when you pick-up your packet.
Those with Purple or Blue bib numbers must be in their assigned corrals by 6:45am, those with an Orange bib number must be in their assigned corrals by 7:15am and those with a Green bib number must be in their assigned corrals by 7:30am.
The closure times of start corrals will be strictly adhered to, if you miss entering your assigned start corral, you will be directed to a higher number corral and potentially to a different color start corral entrance gate.
The start line will close once all participants from the Waldron Drive Corrals have crossed the Start Line. To ensure all runners’ safety, runners arriving late to the start area will not be allowed to participate. Spectators are not allowed in the corral areas.
Course Closure Timing Requirement
The course will remain open for 2.5 hours (approximately 15 minutes/mile) from the time the last group of runners has crossed the start line. Each participant’s bib number must be clearly visible and on front of the torso at all times and is required for entrance into the Stadium for the on field finish.
Those participants who are unable to pass the 31st Street check point/entrance to Lake Shore Drive (approximately mile 1.5) by 8:40am will not be permitted to continue on the course and will be redirected back to the Stadium.
Those participants who are unable to reach the turnaround point/exit from Lake Shore Drive (approximately mile 4.8) by 9:30am will be redirected to the adjacent lakefront path and permitted to continue from that point on the course back to the Stadium.
Event Alert System (EAS)
The Event Alert System (EAS) communicates the status of course conditions to participants leading up to and on race day via e-mail updates, color coded signs and flags. Alert levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black) based primarily on weather conditions, as well as other factors.
All participants should familiarize themselves with the Event Alert System prior to the race, remain alert for directions from race officials throughout the event and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather conditions on race day.
Chicago Endurance Sports will provide pacers for a large variety of pace times.
The pace teams provide even splits and fun camaraderie with other runners striving to reach similar goals. These teams are perfect for a wide range of runners, for those finishing their first 10 mile race, to those who are looking for a new PR. Click here for the CES Pace Team FAQ.
If you would like to volunteer please email Gerrie Rogalla.