The LaSalle Bank Chicago Distance Classic Half Marathon is the oldest road race in Chicago. Held in August, the Classic is a warm-up for many runners who will be competing in the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in October.
The new race course incorporates the start and finish in Grant park and early miles of the race in the Loop.

 

The LaSalle Bank Chicago Distance Classic starts on Columbus Drive in Grant Park.

Top runners race through the Loop under the elevated on Wabash at the Chicago Public Library.

The Finish!

Top Finishers

 

Unofficial Top 5 Male Finishers

 

Place Name Finish Time
1 Brian Sell 1:04:25
2 Daniel Cheruiyot 1:05:34
3 Luke Humphrey 1:06:36
4 Chris Seaton 1:06:38
5 Chris Wehrman 1:07:45

Unofficial Top 5 Female Finishers

 

Place Name Finish Time
1 Hiromi Ominami 1:11:56
2 Jenny Crain 1:14:35
3 Melissa White 1:16:58
4 Jamie Krzyminski 1:18:01
5 Suzanne Ryan 1:20:47