Runners follow an out-and-back course that unfolds along Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront at the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, formerly held in June. The race starts on the Lakefront Trail near the Chicago Marina, and finishes at Lakeshore East Park. In between the race start and finish lines, runners will get views of the lake for virtually the entire route, and run on flat, paved surfaces on the biking, running and walking trails past the Shedd Aquarium, Grant Park and the Buckingham Fountain, among other landmarks.
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.