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Signature EventsTeam Kidney Chicago Spring Half

team kidney: chicago spring half & 10k


Downtown Chicago

Chicago, IL

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:  |  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.


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 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? Contact Steve Jastrow at or 312-321-1500.


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