Highland Park Strong Race Details

Half Marathon

START TIME: 7:30 a.m.
START LOCATION: St Johns and Central Ave
FINISH LOCATION: St Johns and Elm Place

Take to the streets of the beautiful Highland Park neighborhood for what is one of the best half marathons in Chicago. Start in town and make your way past historic sites like Fort Sheridan, a former Army post from the 1800s. Then, you’ll make your way to scenic views over Lake Michigan before heading back to downtown Highland Park for the post-race festivities. All roads are closed to traffic and the course is USATF-certified.

2 women in purple shirts hugging
Dad and daughter post race with medals on


START TIME: 7:00 a.m.
START LOCATION: St Johns and Central Ave
FINISH LOCATION: St Johns and Elm Place

Our fast 5K course is a great way to get in some miles, accomplish your first race, and everything in between. You’ll take a quick loop around the neighborhood before finishing at the post-race party where we’ll have food, refreshments, and more waiting for you.

1 Mile Run/Walk

More information on our NEW 1 Mile Run/Walk coming soon!
Woman with visor running happily
Women with arms stretched out excitedly

Packet Pick-up

2023 Packet Pickup Information Coming Soon!

Parking Information

Parking will be available at the surrounding Metra Lots and in Downtown Highland Park around the start/finish area.

Man in blue and red crossing finish line

Results and Photos

The Highland Park Strong Half Marathon and 5K are officially timed events, the 1 Mile Run/Walk will not be timed. Results for the Half Marathon and 5K will be posted online after the race. Use the link below to access your time. We’ll capture you in high-resolution shots, and track those shots using your unique bib number. After the race, registrants will be emailed free pictures of themselves at the race. You can also use the link below to access your free photos.