Parking & Directions

There are many parking options available for race weekend. Please make sure to read through your options prior to race day to properly plan for a timely arrival!

EXPO

LOCATION DETAILS
Soldier Field – Concourse
1410 S. Museum Campus Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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Enter via Gate 0

PARKING OPTION
Expo parking is available for $5 at the Soldier Field South Parking Lot and/or Waldron Lot. The main entrance to the South garage is located on Museum Campus Drive with a second entrance from McFetridge Drive. The Waldron parking deck located just south of Soldier Field.
> Parking map

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the North:

  • Via US-41 S/ N Lake Shore Drive: Take N Lake Shore Drive and get off on 18th Drive exit
  • Via I-90 E/ I-94 E: Take I-90 E/ I-94 E to W Congress Parkway. Continue on W Congress to S Lake Shore Dr. Continue on S Lake Shore Dr. to E 18th Drive

From the South:

  • Via US-41 N/ S Lake Shore Drive: Take S Lake Shore Drive and get off on 18th Drive exit

From the West:

  • Via I-290 E: Take I-290 E toward W Congress Pkwy. Continue on W Congress Pkwy towards D Lake Shore Dr and get off on E 18th Dr. exit

RACE DAY

LOCATION DETAILS
Jackson Park
The Start line is located a couple blocks north of the E Hayes Dr & S Cornell Dr intersection.
The Finish line is located next to the Statue of the Republic on E. Hayes Dr.
The Finish Festival area is located on the field to the left of the Finish line.

PARKING OPTION
There is limited parking near Jackson Park due to the neighboring residential area. While we highly encourage the use of public transportation, there are just under 1,200 spots available at the Museum of Science & Industry garage.
If you are driving, plan to arrive early. The event is not responsible for those who drive and do not make the start of the race.

  • Opens: 5:00 a.m.
  • Entrance: NW corner of the building (E. 57th Street and S. Cornell Ave.)
  • Flat Fee: $22.00

 

NOTE: The public lots at Hayes and Lake Shore Drive are NOT available to participants or spectators.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

  • From S Lake Shore Drive: LSD will close at 31st Street. If coming before 6:00 a.m., take LSD to 57th St. If after 6:00 a.m., exit 31st St. west to King and south to 55th St.
  • From the Dan Ryan: Take Garfield Blvd. exit to Midway Plaisance
  • From the Skyway: Take Stony Island Exit to Midway Plaisance

IMPORTANT RACE DAY PARKING DETAILS

NO PARKING ZONES
No Parking Zones along the course will be enforced beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22. Please look for ‘No Parking’ signs in your area for full details. Street closures along the route will occur between 3:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. City streets will re-open promptly as the final runners pass through (at a 16-minute mile pace). Chicago Police will be responsible for closing and re-opening streets. Please follow their instructions when approaching the course.

TOWED VEHICLE INFORMATION
Towing of vehicles along posted No Parking zones will be enforced beginning at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 23. For inquiries about towed vehicles, call 311.

ROAD CLOSURES

Take a moment to review the road closures that will take place on race day as we prepare to clear the surrounding area for the course. Street closures along the route will occur between 6:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The roads in Jackson Park will be closed longer. City streets will re-open promptly as the final runners pass through (at a 13-minute mile pace). The Chicago Police Department will be responsible for closing and re-opening streets, and they will do so in a manner ensuring runner and spectator safety. Please follow their instructions when approaching streets on the course. Do NOT attempt to block the race course at any time.

> 2017 Road Closures Notice