Race Information

Thank you for joining us on September 17, 2016 for the 10K/5K run or 1 mile walk and rally on the city's beautiful lakefront at Montrose Harbor! The Lung Run is one of the largest running events in the city, with more than 2,000 runners, lung cancer survivors, and representatives of leading Chicago hospitals participating.  

Please check back later for information regarding the 13th Annual Chicago Lung Run in 2017!  

Date & Time

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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

Walk-In Registration and Packet Pick-Up

Walk-in Registration and packet pick-up will be available at the following locations from 10 am to 8 pm:

Thursday, September 15:  Fleet Feet, Lincoln Square:  4762 N Lincoln Avenue

Friday, September 16:  Fleet Feet, Old Town: 1620 N Wells Street


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 / download the course map.
  • Split times provided at each mile.
  • 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 on J3Timing.com and the Chicago Athlete Magazine websites.

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.


If you would like to volunteer for the 2016 event, please contact us.


*The 2016 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.