Whitney Hirano, Dustin Macuiba, Hannah Babalola and Chip Battoe win the iconic 2023 Life Time Chicago Half Marathon

September 24, 2023

Dot Sowerby sets American women’s half marathon record in 90-94 age group

Chicago, Ill. (September 24, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Today, the 26th annual Life Time Chicago Half Marathon & 5K, presented by HOKA, took over Chicago’s exclusive Lake Shore Drive and historic south side neighborhoods, offering participants an unparalleled running experience. Event owner and producer, Life Time (NYSE: LTH) welcomed athletes ranging in age from eight to 90 years old, representing 48 states and 32 countries, who participated in the Kids Run Chicago, 5K, and half marathon distances.

Race weekend kicked off on a high note with the lively and energetic Pre-Race Party at Chicago’s state-of-the-art heliport, Vertiport Chicago, on Friday and Saturday, followed by the renowned event on Sunday morning. The half marathon race started the day with the para athletes, followed by the mass start. Thirty-five minutes later the 5K para athletes toed the start line, followed by the rest of the runners. The Kids Run Chicago concluded the day’s races with a 10 a.m. start.

This year the event saw a special record being set. Dot Sowerby (90), a Greensboro, N.C. native, has set the American women’s LDR half marathon record in the 90-94 age group, running 3:33:47 hours (pending ratification) to cover the half marathon distance.

“This year’s Chicago Half Marathon & 5K brought an abundance of excitement! We witnessed the successful realization of the Pre-Race Party, offering our athletes a truly unique and engaging experience like never before. We also got to watch the setting of a remarkable half marathon record, which was truly awe-inspiring!,” said Allison Humbert Wilkinson, Senior Marketing Manager for Life Time Athletic Events. “We were proud to provide our athletes with an unforgettable experience that only the vibrant city of Chicago can offer.”


Women’s Half Marathon Race Results

Name City Age Time
Whitney Hirano Matoon, Ill. 28 1:18:58
Kaitlyn Shea Jefferson City, Mo. 27 1:19:12
Virginia Averyt Birmingham, Ala. 19 1:20:09


Men’s Half Marathon Race Results

Name City Age Time
Dustin Macuiba Gurnee, Ill. 25 1:10:70
Joseph Purtell Chicago, Ill. 30 1:11:22
Miguel Ángel Jaramillo Melgarejo Iguala, Mexico 32 1:11:34


Non-Binary Half Marathon Race Results

Name City Age Time
Shea Leibow Chicago, Ill. 25 1:52:42
Justin Zuniga Chicago, Ill. 33 1:59:58
Fernando, Fernandez Jacobo Chicago, Ill. 29 2:01:18


Half Marathon Para Women Race Results

Name City Age Time
Hannah Babalola Champaign, Ill. 35 57:35
Samantha Schroth Chicago, Ill. 31 1:11:40
Kathy Schmidt Naperville, Ill. 70 1:54:47


Half Marathon Para Men Race Results

Name City Age Time
Chip Battoe Seattle, Wash. 44 1:15:24
Koen Guest Tinley Park, Ill. 14 1:53:48
Tim Paul Chicago, Ill. 65 2:22:15


Women’s 5K Race Results

Name City Age Time
Anna Bloom Park City, Utah 41 21:31
Dezzarae Arce Chicago, Ill. 29 21:46
Sofie Desmet Urbana, Ill. 41 22:40


Men’s 5K Race Results

Name City Age Time
Jordan Koczenasz Muncie, Ind. 26 17:00
Luis Chavez Chicago, Ill. 41 18:00
Aidan Wedwick Rockford, Ill. 18 18:02


Non-Binary 5K Race Results

Name City Age Time
Patrick Martinez Colorado Springs, Colo. 33 25:51
Cailey Tervo Appleton, Wis. 29 28:13
Leeza Gold Chicago, Ill. 31 29:12


5K Para Women Race Results

Name City Age Time
Julie Smith Chicago, ill. 65 49:41


Full results for the Life Time Chicago Half Marathon & 5K, presented by HOKA can be found here.

The next Chicago road race put on by Life Time is the Turkey Trot Chicago 5K & 8K and Plymouth Rock Ramble Kids Race taking place November 23, 2023. This is the only Turkey Trot that takes place in Downtown Chicago on Thanksgiving Day! Registration is open for the event. For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.turkeytrotchicago.com/.

Follow Life Time Chicago Half Marathon & 5K on Instagram, X, and on Facebook. For more information, visit: https://www.chicagohalfmarathon.com/.

The Life Time Chicago Half Marathon & 5k presented by HOKA and Kids Run Chicago are among more than 30 premier athletic events owned and produced by Life Time, including Verizon New York City Triathlon, Miami Marathon, the Leadville Race Series, UNBOUND Gravel, and more.

About Life Time®, Inc.

Life Time (NYSE: LTH) empowers people to live healthy, happy lives through its portfolio of nearly 160 athletic country clubs across the United States and Canada. The company’s healthy way of life communities and ecosystems address all aspects of healthy living, healthy aging, and healthy entertainment for people 90 days to 90+ years old. Supported by a team of more than 30,000 dedicated professionals, Life Time is committed to providing the best programs and experiences through its clubs, iconic athletic events, and comprehensive digital platform.

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