What’s the plan for the marathon relay if there is hazardous weather?

Click to download the One in Five Marathon Relay Hazardous Weather Plan and check the race Facebook page for updates.

What’s a One in Five Ambassador, can I still become one?

Ambassadors are passionate about mental health and promoting the One in Five event. Ambassadors register, recruit others to register, and spread the word in person and on social media. There are still a limited amount of ambassador slots open, email us to learn more.

I would love to participate but don’t know four other people to make a team – can I still run?

Participants are encouraged to run as part of a five person team. However, if you do not have a team affiliation, you may register for the 6.2-Mile Individual Race. You will receive your individual bib number at Packet Pick-up.

A loved one struggles with mental illness so we’d like to run it as a family – are children allowed to join a team?

Participants must be 12 and over to run in the Marathon Relay.

Who decides which runner will complete the more difficult 6.2-mile leg? And is there an order our team has to run in?

Your team should designate which one of your five team members will run the 6.2-mile leg. The 6.2-mile leg is not only longer but is more challenging and must be run last. The relay will run with staggered start times so all runners will be on the course at the beginning of the race.

What time do we run?

8:00 pm – Marathon Relay (each leg starts every 15 minutes)

  • 8:00 pm – 1st leg / 5-Mile course
  • 8:15 pm – 2nd leg / 5-Mile course
  • 8:30 pm – 3rd leg / 5-Mile course
  • 8:45 pm – 4th leg / 5-Mile course
  • 9:00 pm – 5th leg / 6.2-Mile course and 6.2-Mile Individual Race

Are strollers allowed in the Marathon Relay and Individual Race?

No, with the exception of those who may use jogging strollers to assist their team members with physical disabilities.

Can I run the Marathon Relay or Individual Race with my dog?

No, for the safety of all participants, as well as your dog, no dogs will be allowed on the race courses.

What kind of nutritional support will there be on the course?

Water, sports drinks (such as Gatorade), and GU will be offered at aid station(s) along the looped course.

How will the race be scored?

Teams will be scored by overall time. Teams participating will be scored all together with no gender or co-ed scoring distinctions.

The 6.2 Individual Race will be scored by gender, with the first and second place runner earning awards for each gender.

What kind of course should I expect to be running on for the One in Five Marathon Relay?

Millennium Park has a fully-paved route.

Is the course certified?

As this is a team relay event and participants are not awarded for individual effort, and while the course has been precisely marked and measured via GPS, it will not be certified.

How do I make an additional contribution to Hope Network to support mental health services in this community?

We welcome additional donations to the Hope Foundation for mental health initiatives. You can DONATE HERE.

I’m not a runner but would love to support this event. How else can I be involved?

It will take nearly 100 volunteers to support the One in Five Marathon Relay. We welcome a donation of your time as a volunteer. Volunteer positions are available Thursday and Friday at Millennium Park. To learn more, see positions, shifts and to sign-up, VIEW THE VOLUNTEER PAGE HERE.