the race is on
on your mark, get ready
Celebrate the city’s emergence from winter hibernation with a gorgeous lakefront course, charming finish line complete with a hot gourmet breakfast buffet, and a Spring Market featuring local vendors, Spring flowers, beer garden, live acoustic music and more. 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 Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10k, please click here.
how to join team kidney
Registration: To join #TeamKidney at the Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half & 5K, please contact our Special Events Coordinator Steve Jastrow to receive the NKFI registration discount code and to set-up your fundraising page
email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: (312) 321-1500 x 224
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.
location & schedule
your directions to the starting line
The Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K will start and finish along Columbus Drive, adjacent to our race venue, Maggie Daley Park. The course will utilize a combination of closed streets* and the Lakefront Path giving way to sweeping views of Chicago’s famed skyline and Lake Michigan.
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.
The Millennium Garages offer the closest race day parking options to Grant Park at the Grant Park North, Grant Park South, Millennium Park, and Millennium Lakeside garages.
5:30am: Gear check opens
5:00am: Start corrals open for Half Marathon participants
6:30am: Will Call closes
6:45am: Wave 1 Half Marathon Corrals close
7:00am: Wave 1 Half Marathon starts
7:05am: Wave 2 Half Marathon Corrals close
7:25am: 10K Corrals open
7:40am: 10K Corrals close
7:45am: 10K Race start
8:00am: Spring Market Finish Festival
11:45am: Gear Check closes
Times are subject to change.
chicago spring half 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 Chicago Spring Half sponsors. Interested in sponsoring this event? Click here to review the sponsorship opportunities or contact Steve Jastrow at email@example.com or 312-321-1500.