The 2014 course begins in the shadows of Soldier Field’s famed colonnades before taking runners on a vehicle-free lake Shore Drive as they head south. After the turnaround at Mile 5, runners will head north and be provided with some of the most stunning views available of the Chicago Skyline. Arriving back on the Museum Campus, runners will enter into Soldier Field making their way towards the player’s tunnel before exiting onto the field to make their sprint towards the finish at the 50-yard line. The in-stadium experience will be something to remember and your effort will be rewarded by uniformed servicemen and women when they present you with your commemorative finisher medal on the field.
The Soldier Field 10 Mile is using the Chronotrack B-Tag Timing System. The timing system provides each participant with an accurate time from the start to the finish lines.
All race bib numbers have individual timing tags affixed to the back of the bib number. Leave the tags on the back of the bib number and wear the bib number on your front torso, so that it is clearly visible on the outside of your clothing.
Please ensure the following in order to receive an accurate time:
- Race bib is clearly visible on the front of your torso
- Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
- Race bib is pinned on all four corners
- Race bib is not covered by jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.
Course Clocks and Mile Markers
Course clocks will be located at each mile marker along the course as well as the Start and Finish Lines. Timing mats will be located at the Start Line, Mile 5 and Finish Line.
There are 5 Aid Stations located along the 10 Mile course. Each Aid Station includes: Water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, port-o-lets and medical support.
There are three medical support stations located in the Stadium: one on the field/Finish Line level, one in the South Concourse and the First Aid room in the Runner Refresh area at Gate 17. In addition, there will be medical spotters and roving medical support team members in outdoor race site areas. If you are in need of medical attention at any time before, during or after the race, please look for personnel in red medical vests.
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.
To ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of these events, please adhere to the following: no dogs, bicycles, strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, in-line skates or unauthorized wheeled vehicles will be permitted on the 10 mile course.
Click here to review the 2014 event rules and guidelines.