This is the week for announcements of start time changes. First, there was the Xtreme 10, and now there is the Chicago Half Marathon on Sept. 12. The time has been moved from 7:30 to 7 to accommodate the city, which among other things that day, will be dealing with the Bears' opener at Soldier Field just up Lake Shore Drive at noon. Here is the official announcement:
START TIME CHANGE!
The 2010 Chicago Half Marathon will start at 7:00 AM! This marks a change from the advertised time of 7:30 AM. The start time of the event was changed due to the Chicago Bears home opener also occurring on September 12, 2010.
The Chicago Half Marathon has worked in conjunction with the City of Chicago to make this change to lessen the impact of both large events occurring on the same day.
Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.