5: Number of World Marathon Majors events (Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and New York).
Thousands of long distance runners will take over Chicago's streets Sunday morning when the Bank of America Chicago Marathon launches. Millions more will be watching on the sidelines (and on NBCChicago.com).
But a select group of Chicagoans may want to avoid the race and just find a good place for brunch while the intrepid distance runners feel the burn.
The Chicago Office of Emergency Management has released a list of street closures. These are the places non-marathoners will want to avoid, lest they be caught up in the footfall frenzy.
Due to the street closures multiple bus routes will be altered to circumvent the traffic. The CTA has posted information on altered routes and maps for getting around.
Be aware of parking restrictions along the route as well. “No Parking Zones” along the course will be enforced beginning at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 10. Additional parking bans will be in effect on Indiana from Roosevelt to 14th Street.
Restrictions will be lifted around 3 p.m. Sunday after the course is cleared.
Follow all the action at NBCChicago.com. We'll be live streaming the race beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday. For complete coverage, visit our Marathon Page.