Get Down with the Chicago Marathon this Sunday

After months of preparation thousands will take to the streets of Chicago this Sunday (October 7) to run their butts off for 26.2 miles. I commend each and every one of them! My limit was 13.1 – love me a nice halfsie. If you’re not down to run the full 26.2 miles, but you want to cheer on friends, family, or just sip on a mimosa while others run around town the Bank of America and the CTA put together a handy little map of how to get to the best viewing locations via the train system, check it out!

Grand (Red Line) Station – Miles 1, 3 and 12
Board a Red Line train and exit at Grand Avenue.

Monroe (Red Line) Station – Mile 2
Board a Red Line train and exit at Monroe Street.

Chicago (Red Line) Station – Miles 3.5 and 11.5
Board a Red Line train and exit at Chicago Avenue. Walk three blocks west to LaSalle Street.

Addison (Red Line) Station – Mile 7.75
Board a Red Line train and exit at Addison Street. Walk four blocks east to Broadway.

Sedgwick (Brown Line) Station – Mile 10.25
Board a Brown Line train and exit at Sedgwick Street. Walk a half-block north to North Avenue.

UIC-Halsted (Blue Line) Station – Miles 16, 16.5
Board a Blue Line train and exit at UIC-Halsted. Use the Halsted Street exit or Morgan Street exit. Walk two blocks north on Morgan Street to Adams Street to view the runners at Mile 16 in Greektown or use the Halsted Street exit to Mile 16.5.

18th (Pink Line) Station – Mile 19
Board a Pink Line train and exit at 18th Street. Walk one block east to Ashland Avenue.

Halsted (Orange Line) Station – Mile 20.5
Board an Orange Line train and exit at Halsted.

35th-Bronzeville-IIT (Green Line) Station – Mile 23
Board a Green Line train and exit at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT. Use the 33rd Street or 35th Street exit.

Sox-35th (Red Line) Station – Mile 23.25
Board a Red Line train and exit at 35th Street. Walk two blocks east on 35th Street to State Street.

Roosevelt (Red, Green and Orange Line) Station – Finish Line
Board a Red, Green or Orange Line train and exit at Roosevelt Road. Walk east on Roosevelt Road toward the Museum Campus/Grant Park.

Good luck runners! Don’t forget to carbo-load, hydrate like crazy, and run like the wind! Oh, and keep warm it’s going to be a chilly one this year!

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