Chicago Polar Dash
The Polar Dash Half Marathon and 10K races promise to be both fun and challenging. Runners embrace the Chicago ethic of year 'round outdoor running in this old fashioned winter race! There is also a 5K run along Lake Michigan, starting and ending in Grant Park.
Participants will receive a Polar Dash fleece and a finisher's medal. Hot Chocolate awaits all participants at the finish line.
Race Sponsor Team Ortho is please to have Sriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago as the Polar Dash beneficiary.
The 15 Mile and 10K races are both on USATF certified courses starting in Chicago's Grant Park. Both races head south on the shore of Lake Michigan via out-and-back courses. The 15 mile, 10K and 5K races each have a separate starting time.
There are water stations and porta-potties at miles 4, 5.5, 7 and 9 along the 15 mile course. Along the 10K course, there is a medical station at mile 4.