NOTE: NBC 5 will offer complete live coverage of the 2017 race beginning at 7 a.m. CT online and on TV. The race can be streamed live from around world on the NBC Chicago app, which will also offer a live stream of the finish line from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more.
The Chicago Marathon is not the only option for runners looking to race on marathon weekend.
On Oct. 7, the city will host the second annual International Chicago 5K.
The international 5K will be sponsored by Advocate Health Care and will begin at 7:30 a.m.
This is the second year Chicago is hosting the 5K in addtion to the marathon. The race aims to “celebrate both Chicago's international zest and the allure of running in a world-class city.”
There is a $35 registration fee for the event.
5K runners who register will receive a commemorative scarf, event bib number/timing device and a finisher medal.
The Chicago Marathon will take place on Oct.8.