The Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon

( 247 reviews )
99% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Chicago,
    United States
  • October
  • 3 miles/5K, 26.2 miles/Marathon
  • Road Race
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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
1 6
"Speedy Course through Chi Town"
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Brooke 's thoughts:

I would call this my favorite course, but Boston will always hold a special place in my heart so this is my second favorite course.

EXPO: Easy to get to and very well organized. I recommend talking a walk on the biking trail afterwards because you walk by the Chicago Bears stadium.

This course is the home of my PR. Pro Tip: They have a line that marks the course, if you run on the line you won't run "extra". It is a FAST course, so great marathon to go for that BQ or a PR. If there were hills, they weren't memorable.

The crowd was excellent and this is a great course for spectators. It is very easy for your race support to see you several times during the marathon.

Post Race: You get two Goose Island beers- I call that a plus in my book :) Family meet up was pretty crowded but that is to be expected.

Overall this is one of my favorite marathon experiences. Great city and even better course!

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