Parking Information

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  • Half Marathon and 10K Parking – Sunday, July 22

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  • 5K Parking- Saturday, July 21 

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EXPO

Getting to the Expo:

Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Chicago, the McCormick Place is easily accessible by car and public transportation.

CTA:

Participants and spectators are encouraged to use public transportation throughout the race weekend. For travel information, visit CTA’s Trip Planner at transitchicago.com.

To purchase fare cards in advance, visit ventrachicago.com/.

Take the Red Line to Harrison Station, or take the Orange, Purple or Brown Lines to Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren, exit and head east towards Grant Park.  The start line is north at Monroe and Columbus. To get to the 10K start, take the Red or Orange line to the Roosevelt Station.

Parking at the Expo:

  • Lot C – Fort Dearborn Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 (6’4″ height clearance) is an underground garage with 1,900 parking spaces and is located on Ft. Dearborn Drive, adjacent to the Lakeside Center.
  • Lot A – 2301 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616: (8′ height clearance) is a six level garage with 2,100 parking spaces located on Martin Luther King Drive, adjacent to the West Building. The parking rate is a flat fee of $23 per day with no in-and-out privileges
  • Lot B – 3050 South Moe Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 (also known as 31st Street Lot) is an outdoor surface parking lot located at 31st Street near Lake Shore Drive South and Moe Drive. It holds over 1,800 vehicles. The parking rate is a flat fee of $23 per day with no in-and-out privileges

*There will be no in-and-out privileges for all lots. 

RACE DAY PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

Runner Drop Off & Pick Up:

PARTICIPANTS DROP OFF AT START-  5K

  • Participants can be dropped off at Michigan Avenue and Monroe and walk one block south to Columbus Drive and E Jackson Dr.

From Lake Shore Drive:

  • DO NOT DROP OFF ON LAKE SHORE DRIVE
  • Exit at Roosevelt Rd.
  • Head west to Michiga006E Avenue
  • Take Michigan Ave. north to Monroe

From I-90/94

  • Exit at Roosevelt Rd.
  • Head east to Michigan Ave.
  • Take Michigan Ave. north to Monroe

From I-290 Eisenhower

  • Exit at Congress
  • Head east to Michigan Ave.
  • Take Michigan Ave. north to Monroe

RUNNER DROP OFF AT START – Half Marathon & 10K

Participants can be dropped off at Michigan Avenue and Monroe and walk one block east to Columbus Drive and Monroe.  Please remember to note all road closures beginning at 5:30 am.

From Lake Shore Drive:

  • DO NOT DROP OFF ON LAKE SHORE DRIVE
  • Exit at Roosevelt Rd.
  • Head west to Michigan Avenue
  • Take Michigan Ave. north to Monroe

From I-90/94

  • Exit at Roosevelt Rd.
  • Head east to Michigan Ave.
  • Take Michigan Ave. north to Monroe

From I-290 Eisenhower

  • Exit at Congress
  • Head east to Michigan Ave.
  • Take Michigan Ave. north to Monroe