Chicago Runs You Might Like - January

Chicago Runs You Might Like - January

A haiku to start 2018:

Running through the trails
My heart begins to settle
This is why I run

January 1 inspires most of us to dream big. We’ll lose 20 pounds, run regularly, and earn that finisher’s medal. Here are a few runs in the Chicago area that will help you kickoff the new year.

 New Years Eve 5k

Date: Dec 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Distance: 5k
Price: $45 - $55

There’s no better way to start your day and earn your right to party into the New Year! The scenic 3.1 mile loop showcases the beauty of Lincoln Park and the Lakefront.  All runners will receive a custom winter wearable and finisher toast and will be greeted with hot chocolate and warming blankets at the finish line.  

> Get more info about the New Years Eve 5k

New Years Day 5k

Date: January 1, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Distances: 5k
Price: $40 - $50

The annual Chicago New Years Day 5k takes the title as Chicago's first event of the year and typically attracts 1,500+ runners who come out to brave the cold and start the year off right!

> Get more info about the New Years Day 5k

Commitment Day

Date: January 1, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Distances: 5k
Location: Bloomingdale, Orland Park & Romeoville
Cost: $35

Commitment Day is a nationwide, family-friendly New Year’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk that happens at various locations around the city. Choose from three Chicago loactions this year: Bloomingdale, Orland Park, and Romeoville.

 > Get more info about Commitment Day

Chicago Polar Dash

Date: January 6, 2018
Time: 7:00 am (Half) 8:30 am (10k) 10:15 am (5k)
Distances: Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
Cost: $40 - $95

The Chicago Polar Dash is a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and 1,800 meter race that happens annually in January. This race is the first run of the Team Ortho Monster race series. Runners follow a road lakefront road course that starts and finishes as the Soldier Field lot. Expect hot chocolate at the finish line for this one :)

 > Get more info about the Chicago Polar Dash

F3 Lake Half Marathon

Date: January 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Distance: 5k, Half Marathon
Cost: $40 - $70 

The F3 Lake Half Marathon is a fast and flat half marathon along the lakeshore. Runners start out at Montrose Harbor and run an out and back course.  

> Get more info about the F3 Half Lake Marathon

Looking for More Runs?

Already familiar with these? You can always head to to get a full list of upcoming Chicago road runs, trail runs, and OCRs.

Published on Dec 08, 2017