Soldier Field 10 Race Details
Celebrate Memorial Day by honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the Soldier Field 10K and 10-Mile Run, returning to Chicago on May 25th. Live race details like start times, packet pickup and more can be found below.
DAYS TO RACE
Saturday, May 25, 2024
10-Mile — 7:00 a.m.
10K – 7:30 a.m.*
*Start times subject to change based on the number of participants in the 10K
*2024 Course Map Coming Soon.
You will start inside Soldier Field, exiting the field and heading south along Special Olympics Drive. Next, you’ll turn on Fort Dearborn Drive under McCormick Place before entering a traffic-free Lake Shore Drive. You’ll run south on DuSable Lake Shore Drive until you reach the turnaround, where you’ll move to the Lakefront Path heading back to the Soldier Field Stadium in the shadow of Chicago’s magnificent skyline.
Once you arrive back at the stadium, you’re rewarded with a finish ON the famed field at the 50-yard line. Along the route, we’ve got your back with fully supported Aid Stations with hydration, restrooms and medical if needed.
Soldier Field 10 uses a corral system to maintain a safe, fast, and fun course for all participants. Corrals will be assigned approximately two weeks prior to race day and will be printed on your bib. Corrals will close 15 minutes prior to the start of the race and will go off approximately every 3 minutes.
Please note that a 15-minute-per-mile pace (4 mph) is required to complete this event. If you fall behind this pace, race organizers can no longer guarantee course support, including aid stations, medical support, portable toilets, and road closures. Local police and race organizers might also ask you to reroute to a shorter version of the course or move onto the sidewalk where you will be required to obey regular traffic laws.
Early packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Elmhurst located at 124 Schiller St, Elmhurst, IL 60126 on Saturday, May 18th from 10 AM – 6 PM. Parking is available in the nearby City of Elmhurst Parking lots.
Race day weekend packet pickup will be located adjacent to Fleet Feet South Loop at 1023 S. Delano Ct Chicago, IL 60607 on Thursday, May 23rd from 11 AM – 7 PM and Friday, May 24th from 11 AM- 7 PM. Complimentary parking is available for up to 2 hours with validation available at Fleet Feet South Loop. This location is also accessible via the CTA. Red/Blue/Orange and Green Lines stop at Roosevelt, just a few blocks away from your packet pickup location.
Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.
Parking will be available in the Waldron Garage, North Garage, and South Lot for volunteers, participants, and spectators. Waldron Garage and the South Lot parking starts at 3:30 AM with North Garage starting at 4:30 AM. Entrances are marked on the Parking Map. Follow the directions of parking officials.
Parking is free until 7:30 AM or until lots are full, whichever occurs first. Should lots fill before 7:30 AM, vehicles will be directed to remote parking locations. After 7:30 AM, normal parking rates apply, and payment will be required as you enter. To ensure that you have a relaxed and enjoyable experience on race morning, please plan to arrive at Soldier Field no later than 6:00 AM.
The address of Soldier Field is 1410 Special Olympics Drive, Chicago, IL.
Post Race Tailgate
Nothing says Memorial Day like food and beer, and that’s exactly what will be waiting for you at the Post-Race Tailgate! Stop by the Stadium Green outside of Soldier Field immediately following the race from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM to join in the fun. Refuel and relax with the family after your run with live music, 1 complimentary beer (21+)*, pizza, team tents, and vendor booths.
Feeling like you’re going to be extra thirsty on race day? No problem! Additional beer tickets will be available for purchase during the Post-Race Tailgate. Be sure you have your ID with you before entering the beer service stations for easy and efficient service. Make sure to keep your bib because your drink ticket will be attached to it.
*Must be 21 years old or older. Your drink ticket will be attached to your bib. For those under 21, your drink ticket may be exchanged for a non-alcoholic drink. 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 Post-Race Tailgate.
$500 prize and a $100 gift voucher from Fleet Feet Chicago
$250 prize and a $50 gift voucher from Fleet Feet Chicago
$125 prize and a $25 gift voucher from Fleet Feet Chicago
*Cash prize award recipients must be a United States citizen and must complete and submit a W-9 form to athlete services within 1 week of the event.
Age Group Awards
Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female participants in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-69. Age group winners will receive an e-voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago for 1 pair of sky socks (valued at $18) redeemable in-store only.
** Age group winners will be notified of redemption from Fleet Feet Chicago via email.