Whitney Hirano, Dustin Macuiba, Hannah Babalola and Chip Battoe win the 2023 Life Time Chicago Half Marathon
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 on Sept. 24, offering participants an unparalleled running experience. Event owner and producer, Life Time 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, a 90-year-old 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."
Full results for the Life Time Chicago Half Marathon & 5K, presented by HOKA can be found at www.chicagohalfmarathon.com.
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 Nov. 23. 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, visit www.turkeytrotchicago.com.
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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.