The Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon course starts and finishes in Grant Park, the 319-acre park on the city’s downtown lakefront that is home to the world-famous Art Institute of Chicago. The race route takes runners through the Windy City streets for the first nine miles or so, which features largely flat terrain. After runners pass the mile 9 marker, the race heads out onto the parks along Lake Michigan, taking them past Soldier Field, Chicago’s Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium and through the southern end of Grant Park before finishing in front of the Buckingham Fountain.
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, contact us here.