Over 7,000 runners are expected to hit the Chicago streets Sunday for the Life Time Spring Half Marathon, 10K and Junior Dash half-mile races, leading to multiple street closures.
The half marathon will step off at 7 a.m. and the 10K at 7:45 a.m., as both both races begin on Columbus Drive, south of Monroe Street, then follow the Lakefront Trail, according to a release from organizers.
Currently, more than 6,000 runners are signed up for the race, but organizers expect that number to exceed 7,500 by race day.
A number of streets will be closed off to make room for the runners on Sunday. Here's when and where to expect closures:
- 3 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Monroe, from DuSable Lake Shore Drive to Columbus
- 3 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Columbus, from Randolph to Congress
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Randolph, from Field Boulevard to Columbus
- 6 to 9 a.m.: Columbus, from Congress to Roosevelt
- 7 a.m. to noon: Randolph Exit at DuSable Lake Shore Drive
- 6 a.m. to noon: Intermediate Randolph, from DuSable Lake Shore Drive to Columbus
Here are the side streets impacted:
Monroe - closed at Michigan to EB traffic (3am)
Jackson - closed at LSD to WB traffice (3am)
Jackson - closed at Michigan to EB traffic (6am)
Congress - closed at Michigan to EB traffic (6am)
Balbo - closed at LSD to WB traffic (6am)
Balbo - closed at Michigan to EB traffic (6am)
Int. Columbus - closed at Int. Randolph to SB traffic (3am)
Here's where to expect runners along the lakefront:
Monroe/Lakefront Trail - runners present from 8-11a.m.
Waldron/Lakefront Trail - runners present from 7-10:30 a.m.
After crossing the finish line, runners will receive a medal and t-shirt, organizers noted, as well as a celebration at Maggie Daley Park. The Finish Festival includes a breakfast brunch, concessions, beer garden and plant-your-own flowerpot station.
Registration is still open here.