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  • 10 Mile Race | 7am start

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It’s All About Where You Finish.  The 13th running of the Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile will include the most memorable finish on the 50-yard line to date.   With registration you will receive:

A Spectacular Finish on the 50-Yard Line
The 2016 Finish on the 50 will be more spectacular than ever.  More energy, more music, more memorable.  Make sure you secure your spot before the event sells out so that you can be a part of the experience.

2016 Commemorative Finisher Medal
Participants of the Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile will be rewarded after your finish at the 50-yard line with a Memorial Day themed finisher medal presented to you on the field by active servicemen and women.

Premium Event Top
All registered participants will receive an Under Armour gender specific, short sleeve performance top. The perfect technical running shirt, it will surely become your “go to” when heading out for a run.

CARA Circuit Race
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The Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile is excited to be returning to the CARA Runners Choice Circuit in 2016 as well as continue to be a CARA Certified Race and a CARA Certified Green Race. Please contact CARA for more information on CARA Certified Races and check the CARA member center for discount information for current CARA members for this event.

Post-Race Tailgate Party
The Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile 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, sponsor giveaways and much more!  10 Mile race participants (21 and older) will receive a drink ticket attached to their bib number that can be redeemed for one (1) FREE beer.

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 and tailgate food items will be available for purchase.

Additional Event Perks

  • Course includes a vehicle-free Lake Shore Drive
  • On Field medal presentation by active military personnel
  • Post-Race Runner Refresh bag
  • An option for Packet Mailing

Start Line Positions

The 10 mile race features assigned start corrals to maintain a safe, fast, and fun course for all participants. Your corral assignment will be emailed to you approximately two weeks prior to the race and will be printed on your race bib. Please be in your corral five minutes prior to the start of your race. There will be a break of approximately three minutes between each corral.

For the purpose of seeding the event, we are pleased to provide Elite, Preferred and Open Start Corrals for all qualifying participants. Start corrals will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants with a qualifying time from a past RAM Racing event from 2014-2016 will be automatically placed in the appropriate preferred corral. If you do not have qualifying results from a past RAM race, or if you wish to change or improve your start position, you may submit proof of a qualifying time. See How to Apply for a Preferred Corral for additional information under the preferred corrals FAQ. Participants who do not meet either criterion will be assigned to an Open Start Corral based on the pace per mile entered during the registration process. The Open Start Corral will line up and begin after the Preferred Start Corrals.


Participants can qualify to be placed in the Elite Corral of the 10K based on a 2014-2016 race result from one of the following distances: 5K, 8K, 10K, 10 Mile, half marathon or marathon.  Runners expecting to finish in under 35:00 (men) or 40:00 (women) may apply to the Elite Start Area. Deadline for application and approval into the Elite Start Are is July 8, 2016. For consideration into the elite corral please email


Women’s standards for consideration for access to the Elite Start Area:

10k 41:45

15k 1:04:45

10m 1:10:00

13.1 1:33:00

26.2 3:16:00

Men’s standards for consideration for access to the Elite Start Area:

10k 36:00

15k 56:00

10m 1:00:30

13.1 1:20:00

26.2 2:50:00


What are Preferred Start Corrals?
Preferred Start Corrals are the first corrals to start each race, and are open only to those participants who meet specific criteria.

Fleet Feet Soldier Field 10 Miler participants who run faster than an 11:30/mile will be assigned to a Preferred Start Corral based on the following criteria:

  • Past performance of 11:30/mile or faster in a RAM Racing event from 2014-2016
  • Submitted results from a 5k or longer, run within the past two years, at a pace of 11:30/mile or faster

If you have run a RAM Racing event from 2013-2016 at a pace of 11:30/mile or faster, you will automatically be placed in a Preferred Start Corral.

How to apply for a Preferred Start Corral

If you would like to apply for a Preferred Start Corral using results from a non-RAM Racing event please follow these steps:

  1. Log into your RAM Racing Account at
  2. Open the “My Account” tab in the upper right corner of the screen
  3. Click on the “View Registration” tab next to the correct upcoming race
  4. Follow the prompts where it says Action Needed – Corral Verification to attach proof

Qualifying results must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event to be considered. Preferred Start Corral assignment is assigned on a first-come first-served basis and is not guaranteed.

You will receive an email confirming Preferred Corral Status no less than ten days prior to the event. Participants who do not meet either criterion will be assigned to an Open Start Corral based on the pace per mile entered during the registration process.

What do you accept as proof of Preferred Corral qualification?

Results must be from a race that is a distance of 5k or longer, run within the last two years. The following will be accepted:

  • An attached screen shot of your individual race results. The race name and date must appear along with your results.
  • An attached finisher’s certificate that contains your name, your finishing time, the race name and distance
  • An attached printout from an online race results page. Please ensure that the race name and date appear on the page. Please circle or highlight your name and time.
  • A link to your individual race results. Please ensure your name and results are the ONLY ones appearing on the page.

What do you mean by Race Pace?
Your race pace is how many minutes it takes you to run or walk one mile. Say it takes you ten minutes to run one mile. That means that your race pace is 10 minutes per mile.

How can I find my corral assignment?
You can confirm your Start Corral assignment approximately ten days prior to that event on the Your Races page in your RAM Racing account. Your Start Corral will be listed next to your name, city, state, and age division. Start corral assignments will also be sent in a Runner Info email approximately ten days prior to the event.

How am I assigned a corral if I don’t meet the qualifications for a Preferred Corral?
Runners not meeting the Preferred Start Corral criteria, or choosing not to apply for a preferred corral, will be assigned to an Open Start Corral. Open start corral assignments are based on the anticipated pace per mile entered during the registration process. Open Start Corrals begin the race after the Preferred Start Corrals.

I want to run with a friend/family member but we were assigned different corrals. What should we do? 
You can move back in corrals but not forward- for example, a runner assigned to Corral A may line up in Corral C but a runner assigned to Corral C will not be allowed to line up in Corral A.

Why does RAM Racing use assigned start corrals?
Assigning start corrals based on anticipated race pace allow us to group like-paced participants together, helping to ensure a safe, fun race experience for all participants.

Pace Teams

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.

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.


Gear Check

Gear Check will be open at 5:30am and will close promptly at 11:00am.

  • Located inside the Stadium, enter through Gate 0
  • Only registered participants are permitted in the Gear Check Area. Your bib number
    must be clearly visible to security personnel at all times to gain access
  • ALL bags will be searched prior to entry into the Gear Check Area
  • Participants must use the 12x18in clear plastic bag and beaded luggage tie provided to
    you during Packet Pick-Up
  • Attach the Gear Check tag (the top tab of your race bib number) to the bag with the
    beaded luggage tie
  • Do not check any valuables as the event is not responsible for any lost or stolen items


The Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile would not be possible without the fantastic dedication, enthusiasm and hard work of our volunteers throughout race week and on race day.

We are looking for individuals and groups to help us make this year’s event the most successful one yet.  Click here to learn more!