The Soldier Field 10 offers some of the best sights and experiences in Chicago. Want to learn more? Here is what you need to know about race weekend.
Saturday, May 28, 2022
10 Mile – 7:00 a.m.
10K – 7:30 a.m.
The Soldier Field 10 courses highlight the city’s biggest attractions. Our 10-mile and 10K courses follow the same routes, minus an earlier turnaround for 10K runners. You’ll start at Soldier Field and head south on a traffic-free DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Once you hit the turnaround of your race, you’ll head back toward Soldier Field and finish ON the field along the coastline of Lake Michigan in the shadow of Chicago’s skyline. Both courses are USATF-certified. Aid stations will be offered throughout the course.
SF10 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. Corrals 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.
The Post-Race Tailgate will be held on the Stadium Green outside of Soldier Field immediately following the race from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event will feature live music, a free beer for every participant (21+), food options, and vendor booths. Your drink ticket will be attached to your bib.
Additional beverages will be available for purchase. 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 as well as stadium concessions will be available for purchase during the Post-Race Tailgate.
Volunteers, participants and spectators can park in the Waldron Garage and South Lot starting at 3:30am or the North Garage, starting at 4:30am. Entrances are marked on the Parking Map. Follow the direction of parking officials. Parking is free until 7:30am or once the lots are full, whichever occurs first. Should lots fill before 7:30am, vehicles will be directed to remote parking locations. After 7:30am, normal parking rates apply; payment will be required as you enter.
In order to ensure that you have a relaxed and enjoyable experience race morning, please plan to arrive at Soldier Field no later than 6:00am.
The address of Soldier Field is 1410 S Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Packet pickup will take place at Fleet Feet South Loop (150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60605) at the following times:
- Thursday, 5/26 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, 5/27 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- There is no race day packet pickup!