Due to new IDOT highway construction schedules, additional shuttle services and the potential for increased traffic congestion, 2015 Chicago Half Marathon participants and spectators are advised to carefully evaluate your traffic plans into Jackson Park.
All lanes of southbound/eastbound Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) will experience road closures between Ohio Street and Harrison Street early Sunday morning. All lanes will be closed just before the junction with the Eisenhower for 15-minute intervals between 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Visit the circleinterchange.org for more details.
Participants and spectators planning to drive into Jackson Park from the north are encouraged to utilize alternate routes, especially Lake Shore Drive. As a reminder, Lake Shore Drive will close to all traffic between 31st and 67th Streets at 6:00 a.m.
Motorists who do not park at the Museum of Science & Industry garage must utilize adjacent street parking. There is no parking available within Jackson Park. Both free and metered street parking is available west of Stony Island along 59th Street, Midway Plaissance and 63rd Street. Drivers should plan to walk upwards of one mile (or more) to access the race venue. Please obey all parking signs/restrictions. The event is not responsible for ticketed or towed vehicles.
Participants are encouraged to ride METRA Rail from the Millennium Park Station at Randolph and Michigan Avenue – where $5 roundtrip tickets are available Sunday morning. Trains depart to 63rd Street at 5:00 a.m (#8303)., 5:45 a.m. (#MX01) and 6:30 a.m. (#8033, for 5K participants). Visit metrarail.com for details.
To ensure timely transportation of all riders, we advise all shuttle bus ticket holders to arrive at their dedicated shuttle stop as early as possible. Shuttles will begin departing at 4:15 a.m. as they reach capacity. The final shuttles will now depart at 5 a.m. from both pickup locations. Shuttle buses will begin returning from Jackson Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.
WEATHER/EVENT ALERT SYSTEM UPDATE
The current forecast for race morning is 64 degrees, 86% humidity and mostly cloudy conditions with a high of 72 degrees by 12:00 p.m.. The Event Alert Level is currently Green. Please monitor EAS levels throughout the race and take appropriate action.