Runners start the out-and-back course for the Badgerland Striders South Shore Half Marathon along Lake Michigan, and from there head south along the Oak Leaf Bike Trail, part of a system of more than 100 miles of running, walking and biking trails throughout the city. Mostly flat and fast, but with several moderately challenging hills, the course heads through Sheridan Park and reaches its mid-way turnaround point in Grant Park before heading north back along the same route to the race finish at the pavilion.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.