Lakeshore event supports Muscular Dystrophy Association
CHICAGO, May 18, 2016—Sold out for the third consecutive year, more than 6,000 runners are set to participate in the Michelob ULTRA® Chicago Spring 13.1 & 10K on Sunday, May 22. Participants represent 42 states and 21 countries, with more than 115 international travelers registered for the half marathon, 10K and Junior Dash events.
Produced by Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company, the 8th annual event is expected to raise $100,000 for its official charity partner, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and kicks off with the half marathon race at 7 a.m., followed by the 10K and lastly, the Junior Dash for children ages 2-12. Award ceremonies for the 10K and half marathon will follow each race. Both the Michelob ULTRA Chicago Spring 13.1 & 10K courses begin at Dusable Harbor, along the shores of Lake Michigan. The majority of the course is hosted along Chicago’s incredibly scenic Lakefront Trail.
After participants cross the finish line, friends and family are invited to celebrate at Market 14 – Life Time’s unique finish festival at Lakeshore East Park – complete with a hot breakfast buffet for all participants, a do-it-yourself flower station and a sponsor village with hands-on activities and giveaways. Athletes 21 and older will toast their finish with a complimentary beer at the Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden.
The Michelob ULTRA Chicago Spring 13.1 will be the first of two races in the 2016 Chicagoland Half Marathon Series – also consisting of the Chicago Half Marathon on September 25. Participants who complete both half marathon distances will earn a custom, 26.2 Challenge finisher medal at the final event. Currently, more than 1,500 athletes are registered for the Series, which will close-out on Sunday, May 22.
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Michelob ULTRA Chicago Spring Half Marathon, 10K and Junior Dash
The Park at Lakeshore East
400 E. South Water
Chicago, IL 60601
Sunday, May 22, 2016
|7 a.m.||13.1 (Half Marathon) Race Starts|
|7:30 a.m.||10K Race Starts|
|8:30 a.m.||Picnic Opens|
|8:30 a.m.||10K Awards Ceremony|
|9:30 a.m.||13.1 (Half Marathon) Awards Ceremony|
|10 a.m.||Junior Dash|
Both the Half Marathon and 10K events will start just steps away from the Lake Michigan waterfront alongside the Chicago River, taking runners south along Chicago’s scenic lakefront path. The one loop half marathon and 10K courses continue through the City’s historic museum campus, alongside Soldier Field with a finish at The Park at Lakeshore East where runners will celebrate their achievements at the post-race picnic.
The Junior Dash will also take place at Lakeshore East Park. The race will be staged in the following age group heats:
- 2-4 years – 50 yards
- 5-6 years – 1/4 mile
- 7-12 years – 1/2 mile
The full athlete guide is located here.
The Michelob ULTRA Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K is sold out. Registration is currently open for the September 25 Chicago Half Marathon at www.ChicagoHalfMarathon.com.
About Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company
Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive health and lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of May 2016 the company operates 119 centers in 26 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at www.lifetimefitness.com.
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