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Chicago Half Marathon/5K

Come run with me at the Chicago Half Marathon/5K September 23 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The Chicago Half Marathon gives you the chance to run on traffic restricted Lake Shore Drive! (You will run right past the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!) This scenic half marathon course starts in Historic Jackson Park, site of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition, and winds through the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood and University of Chicago campus. The course then takes runners along Chicago’s south Lake Shore Drive, taking in the views of Lake Michigan, Chicago skyline and the Science and Industry Museum campus before a triumphant finish at the golden Statue of the Republic.

Along with the race number and T-shirt pickup, exhibitors including retailers, fitness programs, nutritionists and charity partners of the Chicago Half Marathon & 5K presented at My Fit Key will be at the Health & Fitness Expo. There will also be great bargains on running and fitness gear, free sampling and information on equipment and nutrition. The Expo focuses on the health, fitness and wellness of runners and endurance athletes.

All races begin and end in Jackson Park, 6401 South Stony Island Avenue. For bus schedules, race times, and to register, go online to chicago/registration/ and follow the prompts.

Make your Chicago Half Marathon/5K experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.