Life Time Chicagoland Half Marathon Series Recognizes Dedicated Participants With the 26.2 Challenge and 39.3 Series Finisher Awards

March 27th, 2014

Life Time Chicagoland Half Marathon Series Recognizes Dedicated Participants With the 26.2 Challenge and 39.3 Series Finisher Awards

Chicago Spring Half Marathon sold out; Registration still open for Chicago 13.1 and Chicago Half

CHICAGO, March 27, 2014 – Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company announces its 26.2 Challenge and 39.3 Series Finisher awards for their Chicagoland Half Marathon Series. Ambitious participants have the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding athletic achievement in taking part in two races with the 26.2 Challenge award or three races with the 39.3 Series Finisher award. This week, the first event in the series, the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, sold out. Registration is still open, although filling fast, for the next race in the series, the Michelob ULTRA 13.1 Chicago, as well as the Chicago Half Marathon in September. Currently, more than 2,000 unique individuals are enrolled in the Chicagoland Half Marathon Series Challenge. The series will take place from May-September 2014 and is comprised of the following races:

“The greater Chicago-area is full of dedicated runners who take on the difficult task of completing two or three challenging races within the short span of four months,” says Matthew Swartz, Life Time Chicago office director. “If the sell out of the Chicago Spring Half Marathon tells us anything, it’s that Chicago runners are excited about the new series and we could not be happier to offer special recognition for all of them who set an example of motivation and athletic achievement.” 

Rewards for participating in the challenge include the following: 

26.2 Challenge- (Participants must race in either the 2014 Michelob Ultra Chicago 13.1 Marathon® or the Chicago Spring Half Marathon and must participate in the Chicago Half Marathon.)

  • 26.2 Challenge commemorative medal

39.3 Series Finisher- (Participants must complete all three participating half marathons.)

  • 39.3 Series Finisher commemorative medal
  • 39.3 Series Finishers will receive a digital Chicagoland Half Marathon Series Finisher Certificate
  • Competitive awards will be offered to the top three finishers in each age group using combined scores from all three events

Runners will need to indicate that they are participating in the 26.2 Challenge or the 39.3 Series Finisher on each race’s online registration form. There is no additional cost to participate, but individuals must opt to take part in the 39.3 Series Finisher program by August 15, 2014 to take part in that challenge.

As each race approaches, information will be made available regarding special program instructions and race perks. For additional questions, please contact or call (773) 404-2281.

For more information about all three participating races, please visit www.chicagohalfmarathon.com, and

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.

As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of March 27, 2014, the Company operated 108 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at


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Life Time Chicagoland Half Marathon Series Recognizes Dedicated Participants With the 26.2 Challenge and 39.3 Series Finisher Awards

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