2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Street Closures

NOTE: NBC 5 will offer complete live coverage of the 2018 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. 

On Oct. 7, thousands of runners and millions of spectators will descend on the city for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Here's a look at what you need to know about street closures on race day - 

Locations: The start and finish lines are both located in Grant Park on Columbus Drive. The 26.2-mile course runs through 29 Chicago neighborhoods — extending north to Sheridan Road, west to Damen and south to 35th Street.

Race start times: The wheelchair start will begin at 7:20 a.m., the handcycle start at 7:22 a.m. and the Athletes with Disabilities start at 7:23 a.m. Wave 1 participants will begin the race at 7:30 a.m., Wave 2 at 8 a.m. and Wave 3 at 8:35 a.m. [[435253823, C]]

Parking: No parking zones along the course will be enforced beginning at 1 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. Towing of vehicles parked along the marathon course also begins at this time.

Street Closures: Streets will close along the marathon route between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, reopening as soon as the final runners pass through (at a 15-minute mile pace). Below is a full list of street closures with anticipated closing and opening times from the Chicago Marathon and Chicago Department of Transportation. 

  • Columbus Dr.: Start to Grand Ave. 7-10:00 a.m.
  • Grand Ave.: Columbus Dr. to State St. 7-10:00 a.m.
  • State St.: Grand Ave. to Jackson Blvd. 7-10:30 a.m.
  • Jackson Blvd.: State St. to LaSalle St. 7-10:30 a.m.
  • LaSalle St.: Jackson Blvd. to Stockton Dr. 7-11:30 a.m.
  • Stockton Dr.: LaSalle Dr. to Fullerton Dr. 7-11:45 a.m.
  • Fullerton Dr.: Stockton Dr. to Cannon Dr. 7-11:45 a.m.
  • Cannon Dr.: Fullerton Dr. to Sheridan Rd. 7-11:45 a.m.
  • Sheridan Rd.: Diversey Pkwy. to Belmont Ave. 7-11:45 a.m.
  • Inner Lakeshore Dr.: Belmont Ave. to Sheridan Rd. 7 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Sheridan Rd.: Inner Lakeshore Dr. to Broadway 7 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Broadway: Sheridan Rd. to Briar Pl. 7 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Broadway: Briar Pl. to Diversey Pkwy. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Clark St.: Diversey Pkwy. to Fullerton Pkwy. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Clark St.: Fullerton Pkwy. to Webster Ave. 7 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Webster Ave.: Clark St. to Sedgwick St. 7 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Sedgwick St.: Webster Ave. to North Ave. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • North Ave.: Sedgwick St. to Wells St. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wells St.: North Ave. to Walton St. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wells St.: Walton St. to Wacker Dr. 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Wacker Dr.: Wells St. to Franklin St. 7 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Franklin St.: Wacker Dr. to Monroe St. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Monroe St.: Franklin St. to Jefferson St. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Jefferson St.: Monroe St. to Adams St. 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Adams St.: Jefferson St. to Damen Ave. 7 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Damen Ave.: Adams St. to Jackson Blvd. 7 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Jackson Blvd.: Damen Ave. to Halsted St. 7 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
  • Halsted St.: Jackson Blvd. to Taylor St. 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Taylor St.: Halsted St. to Loomis St. 7 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Loomis St.: Taylor St. to 18th St. 7 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • 18th St.: Loomis St. to Halsted St. 7 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Halsted St.: 18th St. to Canalport Ave. 7 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • Canalport Ave.: Halsted St. to Cermak Rd. 7 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • Cermak Rd.: Canalport Ave. to Wentworth Ave. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Wentworth Ave.: Cermak Rd. to 33rd St. 7 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • 33rd St.: Wentworth Ave. to State St. 7 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • State St.: 33rd St. to 35th St. 7 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 35th St.: State St. to Indiana Ave. 7 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Indiana Ave.: 35th St. to 31st St. 7 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • 31st St.: Indiana Ave. to Michigan Ave. 7 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
  • Michigan Ave.: 31st St. to Roosevelt Rd. 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Roosevelt Rd.: Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr. 7 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Columbus Dr.: Roosevelt Rd. to Finish 7 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
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