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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 a gender specific, short sleeve performance top. The perfect summer weight 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 Race Day Will-Call Packet Pick-Up

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

Please note start corrals will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and the number of participants allowed in each corral has yet to be determined. Assignment to a Start Corral is not guaranteed. The event reserves the right to request verification of past performance for entrance into the first four corrals.

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

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!