The Chicago Half Marathon & 5K takes place on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Over 20,500 participants will be competing in this annual marathon. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this 15th annual event. The Chicago Half is the fifth largest half marathon in the U.S. and the 21st largest road race in the country.
The start and finish line of the Half Marathon and 5K will be in Jackson Park, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry at the intersection of Hayes & Richards. Jackson Park, once the site of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition , is over 600 acres and provides recreational opportunities for athletes, nature lovers and beach goers alike.
The Chicago Half Marathon gives you the chance to run on Lake Shore Drive! This scenic 13.1 mile course will start and finish in Jackson Park and showcase the south lakefront and the Jackson Park Golf Course. The Lake Shore Drive stretch offers beautiful views of the great Chicago Skyline.
The closet hotel to the starting and finish line is the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in Hyde Park. Located on Lake Shore drive the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is just 5 minutes from the starting point of the race. Special rates and free parking are available at the hotel direct. Contact the hotel for the Chicago Half Marathon Rates direct at 800-237-4933 and ask for Marilyn in reservations Monday through Friday to take advantage of the great special rate of $119.00 plus tax.