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Race Location

6300 South Cornell Ave (Cornell Ave. at Hayes Dr.) Chicago, Illinois

The Race Venue is located in Jackson Park, set in Chicago’s historic south side. Because the race starts approximately 7.5 miles from downtown Chicago, participants are encouraged to have a plan in place for getting to the venue.

Race Day Transportaion

Complimentary Shuttle Service

Athletes have the opportunity to register for the complimentary shuttle service during registration.

Shuttle Pick Up Locations:

  • Millennium Park – Corner of Randolph & Michigan Ave.
  • CTA Belmont “L” Station – 950 West Belmont Ave. (Red/Brown/Purple Lines)

Your shuttle ticket will be printed on your race bib confirming your shuttle reservation.

Tentative schedule (times subject to change):

  • Shuttles will depart at 4:45 a.m. Only those athletes presenting relevant shuttle bus location bib tabs will be permitted to board. Please, DO NOT remove the tab from your bib and DO NOT be late as the buses must depart on time!
  • All buses will arrive at Jackson Park no later than 6:15 a.m. Shuttles will begin returning to both locations at 9:30 a.m. The last shuttle back from the Finish Festival will depart at approximately 12:00 p.m. You will need your bib tab in order to board the returning shuttle (Do not remove from bib).

*Limited spots available
Mask requirement—per federal and state mandate, masks are currently required on board public transportation.


METRA Rail – METRA Electric Line

METRA’s Electric Line departs Millennium Station (at Randolph and Michigan Ave) and arrives at 63rd Street Station – less than 1/4 mile from the Race Venue. You have the option of a one-way ticket or purchase a $10 All Day Pass. Visit to purchase tickets and to confirm schedules.

Current Race Day train options include:

Jackson Park

Trains TO Race:

Depart Millennium Station                                      Arrive 63rd St. Station
#8301             4:40 a.m.                                           4:58 a.m.
#101                4:50 a.m.                                           5:10 a.m.
#803               6:10 a.m.                                            6:28 a.m.
#8305             6:40 a.m.                                           6:58 a.m. (5K only)

Each of the above trains are flag stop which means passengers must notify the conductor for drop-off at these stop locations.

Trains FROM Race:

Depart 63rd St. Station                                            Arrive Millennium Park
#8310              9:57 a.m                                           10:16 a.m.
#810               10:27 a.m.                                          10:49 a.m.
#8314             11:57 a.m.                                          12:16 p.m.
#814               12:27 p.m.                                          12:49 p.m.

Each of the above are flag stops which means passengers on platform must be visible to the conductor in order for the train to stop for pick-up.
Mask requirement—per federal and state mandate, masks are currently required on board public transportation.

Ride Sharing: Uber/Lyft

One of the most convenient ways to get around these days is by the use of ride sharing apps such as Uber or Lyft. By now, most of us have either one or both installed on our phones. If not, you can easily upload these apps by visiting the App Store for iPhone or Play Store for Android.

It is highly recommended to plan ahead of time by reserving a ride from one of these apps a day or more in advance. This will keep the ride cost down and ensure that you have a ride reserved for you already.
Mask requirement—per federal and state mandate, masks are currently required on ride sharing services.


The classical way of getting around any urban area and still widely used today. Taxis are still in abundance throughout the city of Chicago. However, you’ll want to plan ahead of time and reserve a ride from any of the taxi service companies operating in the city before race day.
Mask requirement—per federal and state mandate, masks are currently required in taxis.

Ride Your Bike

Dedicated, unsecured bike parking will be available in the Finish Festival area in Jackson Park. Look for bike parking racks on the tennis courts near the southeast corner of Cornell Ave and Hayes Dr. Please plan to lock up your bike while you participate.

*The event is not responsible for loss, theft or damages.

Parking & Directions


We highly encourage use of public transportation as parking is limited near Jackson Park.

Limited street parking is available along the Midway Plaisance. If you drive, plan to arrive early. The event is not responsible for those who drive and do not make the start of the race. Please pay attention to the NO PARKING zones near the race venue.

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

Driving Directions

  • From the North: Lake Shore Drive will close at 31st Street at 6:00 a.m.
  • If accessing Lake Shore prior to 6:00 a.m., exit at 57th Street to proceed to parking garages and street meters. Those accessing Lake Shore after 6:00 a.m. will need to exit at 31st Street, proceed westbound to King Dr. and south to 55th Street.
  • From the Dan Ryan, take Garfield Blvd exit to Midway Plaisance
  • From the Skyway, take Stony Island Exit to Midway Plaisance

* Times and street locations are subject to change.

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