Half Marathon & 10K

The Polar Dash Half Marathon and 10K will be a fun and frosty adventure.  At our inaugural Polar Dash in Chicago, runners will be in the mood to get 2016 started on the right foot with a good, old fashioned winter race!  Because in Chicago we run outside YEAR 'ROUND!

Both the 10K and the Half Marathon are chip-timed races on a USATF-certified course that takes runners from Grant Park, south down the lake shore of Lake Michigan and back.  See Course Information here.  All runners get their Polar Dash fleece as well as a finisher's medal.  Once you complete this race we'll have Hot Chocolate waiting for you at the finish line!

This is a cold weather race and participants must come ready to run in any kind of wintry weather. 

Polar Dash Half Marathon & 10K Highlights

  • Date: 1/9/16
  • Half Marathon Start time: 9:00am
  • 10K Start time: 9:45am
  • Time limit for 10K:  2 hours
  • Time limit for Half Marathon: 3 1/2 hours
  • Chip-timed races
  • USATF certified
  • Hot Chocolate at the Finish Line
  • Unisex Polar Dash fleece
  • Penguin Hat
  • Stained-glass medal
  • Bag Drop/Pick-up
  • Shriners Hospital for Children is the beneficiary for this race.  It does fabulous orthopaedic work for children all over the U.S.