Run with us alongside scenic Lake Michigan and Chicago's famous Lakeshore Drive for Volition America’s Half-Marathon & 5K. Join us at Arvey Field in Chicago’s historic Grant Park for the Volition America Half Marathon & 5K. This new half marathon series is the first of it's kind to honor America through running and is steeped with patriotic distinction.
This chip timed event offers scenic views along Lake Michigan and the Chicago Lakefront. Athletes will wind though landmarks such as: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, McCormick Place and 31st Street Beach. After victoriously crossing the finish line you can refuel with a variety of refreshments and enjoy live entertainment in Arvey Field. All Half Marathon and 5K participants receive a Volition America Technical T-shirt and finisher medal.
New this year: The Double Duty Challenge. Run in both Volition America Illinois events on June 4th & September 11th and you will get a third finisher medal showing your accomplishments! You only have to register once- just choose the Double Duty option on your registration and you will be entered into both races. This registration is only available through June 4, 2016.
Volition America is a movement built to support the personal ambition and wellness of every American. Born from the unmistakable spirit of Major Dan Rooney, it embodies the start of a better way of living—a way of improving this country we all call home. It’s about creating a life that answers to individual choices in support of personal liberty. Today, the Volition America mission is experienced through our series of half marathon events. Tomorrow, and every day forward, it’s proudly displayed as a badge of honor.
Volition America is a mark of distinction. A brand of timeless American virtues: hard work, inspiring discipline, uncommon character, love of country, and the measurable physical and mental benefits this lifestyle produces in all of us. Day after day, year after year—our choices define our legacy.
-Major Dan Rooney, USAF
Founder, Volition America