Race-Day Logistics

2023 Race Day: Sunday, May 21

Race Location

Maggie Daley Park
337 E Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Participants and spectators should enter Maggie Daley Park via upper Randolph Street.


The race venue is hosted in the heart of downtown Chicago. Due to existing traffic congestion, as well as road closures throughout the venue, participants are discouraged from driving to the event. Instead, consider ride share, biking or using mass transit.

Participants living within a few miles of Maggie Daley Park are encouraged to use the Divvy bike share. There are a few divvy parking bays around Maggie Daley Park.

  1. Directly north, across Randolph St., in front of the Blue Cross Blue Shield building.
  2. SE of the park, across Lake Shore Dr., in front of the Chicago Yacht Club.
  3. A block west, on the corner of E Monroe Dr. and S Michigan Ave., near the Crown Fountain.

Plan your Divvy trip at divvybikes.com or download the Divvy app on your smartphone.

Several Chicago Transit Authority rail and bus lines provide service to the downtown area. Research all bus and train schedules at www.transitchicago.com.

Uber and Lyft are accessible at both airports. If you intend to use either option, make sure to download their mobile apps on either the App Store or Google Play.

StreetBeginning PointEnding PointLanesClosure DateClosure TimeRe-Open DateRe-Open Time
RandolphField BlvdColumbusEB Curb Lane5/19/238:00 AM5/21/235:00 PM
MonroeLake Shore DriveColumbusAll Lanes5/21/233:00 AM5/21/232:00 PM
ColumbusRandolphCongressNB Lanes5/21/233:00 AM5/21/232:00 PM
ColumbusRandolphCongressSB Lanes5/21/233:00 AM5/21/2312:00 PM
ColumbusCongressRooseveltAll Lanes5/21/236:00 AM5/21/239:00 AM
Randolph Exit (NB)Lake Shore DriveRandolphNB Exit Lane5/21/237:00 AM5/21/2312:00 PM
Intermediate RandolphLake Shore DriveColumbusEB Lanes5/21/236:00 AM5/21/2312:00 PM

Side Streets Impacted Include:

  • 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)

Key Lakefront Trail Intersections Include:

  • Monroe/Lakefront Trail – runners present from 8-11am
  • Waldron/Lakefront Trail – runners present from 7-10:30am

Gear Check

If you require a Gear Check bag, you may pick one up at the dedicated Gear Check located at the southwest corner of Maggie Daley Park. Gear should be dropped-off prior to entering the Start Corrals.

In order to leave your personal items at Gear Check, participants must:

  • Step 1 – Remove all contents from your backpack or purse, place them inside the clear plastic bag, and fold your backpack to place it in the clear bag.
  • Step 2 – Attach the Gear Check tab from your race bib, using the beaded tie provided, to the bag for easy identification. You must display your race bib to drop off and pick up items from Gear Check. Baggage will not be accepted if your items are not properly stored inside the clear bag. All checked items must be visible.

Please note:
All items must be placed inside the CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS provided at Gear Check on race morning. Baggage will not be accepted if your items are not properly stored inside the bag.

  • Do not give your items to anyone other than the volunteers assigned to work at Gear Check. Life Time is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • All bags are subject to search and seizure by the Chicago Police, event security and race officials.
  • Gear Check closes promptly at 12:00 p.m. If you do not claim your items in time, please contact Athlete Services by email: chicagospringhalf@ltevents.zendesk.com All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity 30 days after the event.