Race Information

Thank you to all who participated and/or donated in support of the Thirteenth Annual Chicago Lung Run! The event was a huge success, welcoming over 950 participants and raising over $100,000 for lung cancer research.

Please click here to view the race results.

Please click here to view event photos.

Stay tuned for more information regarding our 2018 event!



The Thirteenth Annual Chicago Lung Run - Sunday, August 27, 2017 - Montrose Harbor

The Lung Run is one of the largest running events in the city, with more than 1,000 runners, lung cancer survivors, and representatives of leading Chicago hospitals participating.  For more details or sponsorship information, please contact info@lungrun.org.

Date & Time

Sunday, August 27, 2017

  • 8:30 a.m.: 10K race*
  • 9:00 a.m.: 5K race and 1 mile walk


On-line registration is now closed! Race day registration will be accepted starting at 7:00 am. Please see the registration tent near the Start Line.

NEW THIS YEAR: We will not be hosting a packet pick-up prior to the event. All race bibs and t-shirts will be picked up on race day starting at 7:00 am. Gear check will be available for all participants.

Start & Finish

Montrose Harbor: 4400 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60640

Gear Check

A designated gear check area will be available at the race site.


The first 500 registrants will receive a tech shirt! All other registrants will receive a cotton t-shirt. Race shirts are short-sleeve, unisex-sized, and available in XS - XL. Please select carefully as shirt sizes and quantities are fixed and we are unable to exchange shirt sizes.


The 5K and 10K runs are timed using transponder (D-tag) technology, providing an accurate time from start to finish line.

Race Course

  • View the course maps.
  • Water stations located at race start, approximate mid-point, and finish.
  • Strollers, bikes, skates, and dogs are prohibited from participating in the 10K and 5K portion of the event.

Transportation & Parking

To determine the best route to travel via public transportation, please visit the CTA's trip planner.

Limited parking is available in the Montrose Harbor Parking Lot, Wilson and Lawrence Parking Lots and on Simonds Drive. Standard meter parking rates apply. Exit Lake Shore Drive at Wilson Avenue, Lawrence Avenue, or Foster Avenue.


Awards will be given to the top three male and top three female finishers. The awards presentation will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m.


Results will be posted online on race day.

Weather Policy

The Lung Run will take place rain or shine. If we are required to cancel the event due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made on race day at the start/finish area.


Thank you to our many wonderful volunteers! There is still time to volunteer for the 2017 event. Please email info@lungrun.org as soon as possible.


*The 2017 Chicago Lung Run 10k course will be managed for up to a 15 min/mile finish. All participants are expected to complete their selected race by this time.