Neighborhood Notice: Street Closures for the Chicago Marathon

The 40th Bank of America Chicago Marathon
On Sunday, October 8th, more than 40,000 runners will be racing through the streets of Chicago, as they make their way to the finish line of one of the premier running events in the world.

Parking and Street Closures
No Parking Zones along the course will be enforced beginning at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, October 8. Please look for no parking signs in your area for full details. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed to the nearest auto-pound. For inquiries about towed vehicles, call 312.744.4444.

Street Closures along the route will occur between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
City streets will re-open promptly as the final runners pass through (at a 15-minute mile pace). The Chicago Police Department will be responsible for closing and re-opening streets, they will do so in a manner ensuring runner and spectator safety. Please follow their instructions when approaching streets on the course. Do NOT attempt to block the race course at any time. For more information, click here.

Race Start Times
7:20 a.m. – Wheelchair Start
7:21 a.m. – Handcycle Start
7:23 a.m. – Athletes with Disabilities Start
7:30 a.m. – Wave 1 Start
8:00 a.m. – Wave 2 Start
8:35 a.m. – Wave 3 Start

The start and finish line areas are both located in Grant Park on Columbus Drive. The 26.2-mile course runs through 29 Chicago neighborhoods. The route extends north to Addison St., west to Damen Ave. and south to 35th St.

North and south-bound Michigan Avenue will be closed for a limited time on Sunday, October 8. Additional details are listed below.

  • Michigan Ave from Jackson Blvd. to 9th St. will be closed  from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Michigan Ave from 9th St. to Roosevelt Rd. will be closed  from 5:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.