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Chicago Marathon, Chicago

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The Annual Chicago Half Marathon & 5K takes place on September 24, 2017. The start and finish line of the Half Marathon and 5K is located Jackson Park, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry at the intersection of Hayes & Richards. Jackson Park, once the site of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition , is over 600 acres and provides recreational opportunities for athletes, nature lovers and beach goers alike.

The Chicago Half Marathon gives you the chance to run on Lake Shore Drive! This scenic 13.1 mile course will start and finish in Jackson Park and showcase the south lakefront, the Jackson Park Golf Course and the Midway Plaisance on the University of Chicago campus. The Lake Shore Drive stretch offers beautiful views of the great Chicago Skyline.


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  • So you want to attend the Chicago Marathon? We wanted to attend, because my son was running it for the first time and his friend was on his 6th. First, the course is planned out pretty well and it.....  more »
  • 1) Make room reservations as much in advance as possible, hotels near starting, finish lines, and mile markers along route fill up very fast 2) If you want to see your "runner" at different mile...  more »

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