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Highland Park Run Details

The Highland Park Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile Walk starts and finishes between St. Johns and Central Ave. Start time for the 5K is at 7:00 AM with the half marathon starting at 7:30 AM and finishing with the 1-Mile Walk at 7:45 AM on Sunday, June 2nd. We’ll be updating this website regularly with live race details, so be sure to check back periodically for up-to-date information.

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Half Marathon

START TIME: 7:30 AM
START LOCATION: St. Johns and Central Ave
FINISH LOCATION: St. Johns and Elm Place
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Explore the streets of the beautiful Highland Park neighborhood for one of the best half marathons in Chicago! The race steps off in downtown Highland Park, making it’s way through the beautiful tree lined streets of Highland Park’s neighborhoods.

You’ll pass through Ravinia, tackle rolling hills, enjoy sweeping views of Lake Michigan and take in historic sites like Fort Sheridan, a former Army post from the 1800s, before heading back to your finish line and post-race festivities.

The course is USATF-certified.

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5K

START TIME: 7:00 AM
START LOCATION: St. Johns and Central Ave
FINISH LOCATION: St. Johns and Elm Place
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Get some quick miles in on the fast 5K course, a great way to accomplish your first race and everything in between! You’ll take a quick loop around the neighborhood before crossing the finish line into the post-race party where food, refreshments, and more will be waiting for you.

PLEASE NOTE: Corrals will close at 6:50 AM for the pre-race start ceremony

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1-Mile Community Walk

START TIME: 7:45 AM
START LOCATION: St. Johns and Central Ave
FINISH LOCATION: St. Johns and Elm Place
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The Highland Park Run embodies the spirit of “Together Highland Park Unidos” — the City of Highland Park’s initiative to support the community and individuals impacted by the 4th of July Highland Park shooting. The 1-Mile Community Walk offers an opportunity for participants of all paces and ages to come together and celebrate the spirit of Highland Park and support their community.

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Packet Pick-Up

Fleet Feet Deerfield
800 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Friday, May 31, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed.

Parking Information

Parking will be available for participants in the Metra Lots and Downtown Highland Park around the start/finish area. Please DO NOT park in private lots and avoid parking between St. Johns on the West, Elm Place on the North, Linden on the East and Central on the South.

Road Closures

– Central Ave between Green Bay Road and St. Johns will close at 6:00 AM
– Elm Place between Green Bay Road and St. Johns will close at 6:30AM

– As the race proceeds, rolling road closures and restrictions take place throughout Highland Park and are monitored by the Highland Park Police Department.

2024 road closures will be announced closer to race day.

Awards

The Prize Purse is back, runners! Overall Half Marathon awards will be given to the top three male and female and will receive: 

1st Place:
$500*
$100 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago
2nd Place:
$250*
$50 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago
3rd Place:
$150*
$25 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

5K Awards

Overall 5K awards will be given to the top three male and female and will receive:

1st Place $100 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago
2nd Place $50 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago
3rd Place $25 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

*Winners will need to complete and submit a W9 to process payment.

Age Groups

Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female winners in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-69.

Age group winners will receive a voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago for 1 pair of Sky Socks (valued at $18) redeemable in-store only. Winners will be notified by email from Fleet Feet Chicago.

Post-Race Picnic

Once you cross the finish line, celebrate with your community at the Post Race picnic! Located in The Lot at Highland Park, enjoy delicious, hot off the grill food, cold beverages, tasty treats from neighborhood vendors, live music and much more with your closest family, friends, and neighbors.

The Post Race Picnic will also feature a Post Race Recovery Zone as well as other activities from event partners—all included in your Highland Park Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile Walk registration!

Ready to Run?

The Highland Park Half Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Walk returns to Chicagoland on June 2nd for a summer celebration of the Highland Park community. Sign up to run now!