21K the Hard Way (7K + 14K)

NEW in 2017 join us for the luckiest running challenge yet!


21K the Hard Way Details:

Register for the 7K and 14K. You will receive two medals PLUS the 21K the Hard Way Challenge medal!

The 21K the Hard Way Challenge is 2 races in one morning. The 14K and 7K will have separate starting times. You will run one race and it will bring you directly back to the starting line area. The challenging part is depending on your pace is how long your wait will be between races. A faster runner will have a longer break. A slower runner will have a shorter break or sometimes no break at all. After completing all races you will then get your Challenge medal.

14K Race Start Time: 9:00 AM

7K Race Start Time: 10:30 AM

*Must finish 14K in 1.5 hours to complete challenge.

Race Location: Soldier Field Stadium Green








USATF Certification

The 7K and Half Marathon courses for the Get Lucky are USATF Certified.

Travel & Lodging

Coming from out of town for the race?  Check back soon for great hotel recommendations! 


Half Marathon Course

This year's Get Lucky Half Marathon in Chicago will be filled with the Luck of the Irish when it's held on Saturday, March 11th, 2017.  

Half Marathon Race Start Time: 9:00am

Half Marathon Location: Soldier Field Stadium Green






7K & 14K Course Information

This year's 7K race will get a powerful injection of Irish excitement when it is held on Saturday, March 11th, 2017.  

7K Race Start Time: 9:30am

14K Race Start Time: 9:00am

Race Location: Soldier Field Stadium Green








Bib Numbers

Knowing your bib number when you come to packet pick-up helps you and our volunteers get you your packet smoothly and efficiently.

Bib numbers are not automatic with your registration.  Please allow a few days for it to be updated. Thank you for your patience.

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-up for the Get Lucky will be happening soon.  You can come get your items, or your friends or family can do it for you just by bringing a copy of your photo ID and your bib number.  There is NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP, so if you cannot attend packet pick-up before the race you can consider purchasing a mailing option during registration, in which we will send you your race bib, chip and hoodie.

Soldier Field Stadium Green
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Friday, March 10th 11am-7pm
Click here for directions
**Parking is free at Waldron Deck for packet pick up only.



If you cannot attend packet pick-up:  

  • You can have your gear picked up by a friend or family member.  They MUST have a photo copy or a picture of your photo ID (texted or emailed to your phone) with them along with your bib number to pick up your packet.  
  • You can have your packet mailed to you.  It is a $14.99 convenience fee during online registration for a packet mailing.  The convenience fee will be $14.99 if you request the mailing after registration.  Click here to request mail-out. Mailouts must be requested by February 25, 2017 to ensure delivery in time for the race.  Mailout schedule for Get Lucky:  Week of February 24th.
  • While there is no general race day packet pick-up, if you cannot attend any of the scheduled packet pick-ups or don't have anyone who can pick up for you or purchase a mailout, then, for a $20 convenience fee per person, we will have your packet waiting for you at our information/registration tent on race day.  This must be prearranged by March 11th, as only the packets of those who have prearranged this with us will be there on race day. Click here to email our registration department.  If you choose this option, please keep in mind we cannot guarantee your gear size will be available.

Two Ways to speed up your trip through packet pick-up:

1. Bring your bib number and photo ID with you

2. If you want to come when it's least busy, consider coming during the middle hours of packet pick-up. While steady with participants, those middle hours are usually easier to navigate because they are after the early rush and before the late rush.

Race Guide

The Get Lucky Race Guide is a one-stop spot for all of your information on the Get Lucky.

Click here for the 2017 Get Lucky Race Guide


Chicago Monster Series prides itself on having some of the best running gear as your free SWAG for our races.  At the Get Lucky Half Marathon, 14K and 7K, racers will get fun pullovers to celebrate St. Patrick's weekend!!








Please thank our partners.  They have been a great help in putting on the Get Lucky!


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