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Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon

July 20, 2014

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Join us for the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon with live music and cheer squads at every mile along the course!  Join us to receive FREE race entry, FREE training, an exclusive DetermiNation singlet and access to our VIP tent on race weekend. Would you like to learn more?  See below to contact us for more information, or attend one of our upcoming info sessions.  If you have already registered for the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon you can join our team and have your race entry refunded.   

When you join the American Cancer Society DetermiNation endurance event program, you join our nationwide community of athletes and get the best localized supporttraining, and fundraising tools to help you achieve your personal victory. Every mile of training will be more meaningful and on race day you’ll have the extra motivation you need knowing you’re helping save lives from all types of cancer.

Training Partners

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First Time Runner Info

The DetermiNation program offers you the ultimate community of support, training and inspiration. Learn More

DetermiNation Alumni

We applaud and appreciate the efforts of our DetermiNation program Alumni. Learn More

Ask a Coach

Training Tips from Coach Adam


How should I pace myself during the marathon or half marathon?


As your mileage increases, you should always be tracking your progress as you rack up those miles.

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Top Fundraisers

Top Fundraisers
  1. I am a DetermiNation Pacesetter Michael Gilmartin - $7,230.00
  2. Marathon Milestone Anthony Thompson - $3,106.51
  3. Half Marathon Milestone Katherine DiClaudio - $2,161.00
  4. Half Marathon Milestone Jamie Meinert - $1,415.00
  5. Half Marathon Milestone Rachel Friedman - $1,354.00

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Top Teams

Top Teams
  1. Running for Research - $1,001.00

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