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Signature EventsTeam Kidney Life Time Chicago Fall Half Marathon

team kidney: life time chicago fall half & 5k

September 29, 2024

Jackson Park
Chicago, IL

the race is on

on your mark, get ready

Join us in Chicago's Jackson Park this September to celebrate the Annual Life Time Chicago Fall Half Marathon & 5k. Take in the vibrant neighborhoods, lakefront breezes, and breathtaking cityscapes from a unique vantage point and claim your HUGE finisher medal at the post-race festival. When you run on behalf of the NKFI, every mile you put behind, you will raise money for free health screenings, community programming, and cutting-edge research.


As a member of Team Kidney, you'll have discounted race registration, access to our online giving platform, an NKFI fundraising coach, and exciting Team Kidney incentives. Best of all, you'll have the entire NKFI community cheering you on.


For more information about the Life Time Chicago Fall Half Marathon & 5k, please click here.


how to join team kidney

  • Registration: To join #TeamKidney at the Chicago Fall Half Marathon & 5k, please contact our Development Coordinator Molly Swayze to receive the NKFI registration discount code and to set-up your fundraising page


 email:  |  phone: (312) 321-1500 x 273


  • About Team Kidney: #TeamKidney is the National Kidney Foundation's digital, community-giving platform.  Through #TeamKidney, you can organize any number of do-it-yourself appeals. Whether you want to build an honor/tribute page, celebrate a milestone, or collect donations for a physical event (like the marathon!), #TeamKidney will let you fundraise your way. Visit the TeamKidney Site


  • Fundraise, Get Supporters: You can create your own fundraising page on our intuitive, Team Kidney giving-platform. We make it easy for you to set goals, appeal for donations, and share your efforts through email and social media. Best of all, managing your progress is a breeze, as our portal handles all the complex work (like processing gifts). Get started on TeamKidney.


get registered


Ready to run?

Click below to contact the NKFI and secure your spot.

be a sponsor 


Sponsor this event, and become a supporter of NKFI patient services and community education.

Location and Schedule

location & schedule

your directions to the starting line

Event Location


The Chicago Half Marathon is one of Chicago’s premier hometown races and has been one of the only races in the city that uses Lake Shore Drive for most of its course, giving you an opportunity to see the city in a way that’s usually not possible.


The Half Marathon starts and finishes in Historic Jackson Park, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. Runners will be able to travel through beautiful Hyde Park before running along traffic-free Lake Shore Drive, offering sweeping views of the Chicago skyline and south shore.

Transit, Driving, Parking


All participants and spectators are encouraged to use public transit. If you drive, allow time for heavy traffic and street closures due to the race.



Limited street parking is available along the Midway Plaisance. If you drive, plan to arrive early. The event is not responsible for those who drive and do not make the start of the race. Please pay attention to the NO PARKING zones near the race venue..




5:00am:  Gear check opens
5:30am:  Start corrals open for Half Marathon participants
6:45am:  Half Marathon Corrals close 
6:50am:  Opening Ceremony

7:00am:  Half Marathon starts 
7:15am:  Marathon start line closes 
7:45am:  10 K start
8:00am:  Finish Festival begins
9:00am:  Awards ceremony

11:30am: Course and Finish Line close

12:00pm: Gear Check closes

Times are subject to change.


chicago half & 5k sponsors

you make the difference

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois wouldn't be able to impact the lives of patients, families, and communities without the help of our dedicated Team Kidney sponsors. Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Molly Swayze at or 312-321-1500.


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