As 40,000 runners prepare for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2022, the city of Chicago has closed a number of highways.
Closures issued Monday include:
- Balbo Avenue from Columbus Drive to DuSable Lake Shore Drive: until 6 a.m. Wednesday
Closures issued Wednesday include:
- Jackson Boulevard from Columbus Drive to DuSable Lake Shore Drive: until 6 a.m. Monday
Closures issued Thursday include:
- Balbo Avenue from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive: until 6 a.m. Monday
- Columbus Drive from Roosevelt Road to Ida B. Wells Drive: until 6 a.m. Monday
Closures issued Friday include:
- Jackson Drive from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive: 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday
- Ida B. Wells Drive from Congress Plaza to Columbus Drive: 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
- Ida B. Wells Drive from Michigan Avenue to Congress Plaza: 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
- Congress Plaza from Van Buren Street to Harrison Street: 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
- Columbus Drive from Monroe Street to Jackson Boulevard: 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
- Columbus Drive from Jackson Boulevard to Ida B. Wells Drive: 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Closures issued Saturday include:
- Columbus Drive from Randolph Street to Monroe Street: 6 a.m. to noon Sunday
- Monroe Street from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive: noon to noon Sunday
- Monroe Street from Columbus Drive to DuSable Lake Shore Drive: noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
- Roosevelt Road from Columbus Drive to DuSable Lake Shore Dive: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Sunday closures include:
- Michigan Avenue from Madison Street to 9th Street: 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Roosevelt Road from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive: 4 a.m. 6 p.m.
- Columbus Drive from McFetridge Drive to Roosevelt Road: 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Michigan Avenue from 9th Street to Roosevelt Road: 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Columbus Drive to Grand Avenue: 7 to 10 a.m.
- Grand Avenue from Columbus Drive to State Street: 7 to 10 a.m.
- State Street from Grand Avenue to Jackson Boulevard: 7 to 10:30 a.m.
- Jackson Boulevard from State Street to LaSalle Street: 7 to 10:30 a.m.
- LaSalle Street from Jackson Boulevard to Stockton Drive: 7 to 11:30 a.m.
- Stockton Drive from LaSalle Drive to Fullerton Drive: 7 to 11:45 a.m.
- Fullerton Drive from Stockton Drive to Cannon Drive: 7 from 11:45 a.m.
- Cannon Drive from Fullerton Drive to Sheridan Road: 7 to 11:45 a.m.
- Sheridan Road from Diversey Parkway to Belmont Avenue: 7 to 11:45 a.m.
- Inner Lakeshore Drive from Belmont Avenue to Sheridan Road: 7 a.m. to noon
- Sheridan Road from Inner Lakeshore Drive to Broadway Avenue: 7 a.m. to noon
- Broadway Avenue from Sheridan Road to Briar Place: 7 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
- Broadway Avenue from Briar Place to Diversey Parkway: 7 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
- Clark Street from Diversey Parkway to Fullerton Parkway: 7 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
- Clark Street from Fullerton Parkway to Webster Avenue: 7 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
- Webster Avenue from Clark Street to Sedgwick Street: 7 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
- Sedgwick Street from Webster Avenue to North Avenue: 7 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- North Avenue from Sedgwick Street to Wells Street: 7 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Wells Street from North Avenue to Walton Street: 7 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Wells Street from Walton Street to Wacker Drive: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
- Wacker Drive from Wells Street to Monroe Street: 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
- Monroe Street from Wacker Drive to Halsted Street: 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Halsted Street from Monroe Street to Adams Street: 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Adams Street from Halsted Street to Damen Avenue: 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
- Damen Avenue from Adams Street to Jackson Boulevard: 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
- Jackson Boulevard from Damen Avenue to Halsted Street: 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
- Halsted Street from Jackson Boulevard to Taylor Street: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Taylor Street from Halsted Street to Loomis Street: 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
- Loomis Street from Taylor Street to 18th Street: 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
- 18th Street from Loomis Street to Halsted Street: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Halsted Street from 18th Street to 21st Street: 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
- 21st Street from Halsted Street to Canalport Avenue: 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
- Canalport Avenue from 21st Street to Cermak Road: 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
- Cermak Road from Canalport Avenue to Wentworth Avenue: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Wentworth Avenue from Cermak Road to 26th Street: 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- 26th Street from Wentworth Avenue to Michigan Avenue: 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Michigan Avenue from 26th Street to 35th Street: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- 35th Street from Michigan Avenue to Indiana Avenue: 7 a.m. 4 p.m.
- Indiana Avenue from 35th Street to 31st Street: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- 31st Street from Indiana Avenue to Michigan Avenue: 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- Michigan Avenue from 31st Street to Roosevelt Road: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Roosevelt Road from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Columbus Drive from Roosevelt Road: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Vehicles that are parked along the closed streets will be ticketed and towed. The towed vehicles can be found at (312)744-4444.
Organizers encourage all participants and spectators to use public transportation during race weekend.
Millennium Garages is the nearest parking facility to Grant Park for those who choose to drive.
As the city prepares for the marathon, keep the following in mind:
2022 Chicago Marathon Course :
The inaugural race, which is well-known for its flat and quick circuit, will begin and end in Grant Park and provide participants with a grand tour of the city in between.
Running enthusiasts will be led through 29 neighborhoods, dozens of historic sites, and six Chicago River bridges during the 26.2-mile journey.
As many as 40,000 runners are expected to take the path, and plenty of spectators are also expected to be dispersed along it, according to the organizers.
All marathon participants must finish the course in at least six hours and thirty minutes, which requires them to run one mile in 15 minutes or less.
Getting Around With Public Transportation
Use the Ventra payment system, which is accepted by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses, trains, and Metra rail, to travel via public transit.
When arriving in the city, you can purchase a card at O’Hare International Airport or download an app.
Now that you are aware that Ventra is not determined by the quantity of alcohol you order, you are prepared to determine how and where you should go to watch runners.
On four lines, Metra is adding more services coming from different suburbs.
A word on cost: Fares for the CTA and Metra are at their lowest levels in a long time. Both the CTA and Metra still offer $5 and $7 day passes, respectively.
You can purchase a $ 10-weekend pass on the system if you have additional events on Saturday, such as the Abbott 5k race.
Using Ride Share
Divvy bikes are a fantastic alternative as well. You can locate each station and see how many bike docks are available using the Lyft app.
This year, the race’s organizers are attempting to reduce ride-share mayhem by setting up designated drop-off locations for participants entering Grant Park around 7 a.m.
Tell your driver to stay west of State street downtown if you’re a spectator utilizing ride-sharing services.
The ‘H’ factor, or possibly the ‘X’ element, is that Harry Styles will be performing at the United Center on Sunday night, which will draw even more people to the West Loop and the Near West Side for food and drinks in the afternoon and evening.
By then, the road restrictions will have ended, with the exception of the streets in Grant Park, so traffic will be as usual backed up. To ensure that you are fashionable (and not stressed), it would be wise for you to schedule additional travel time for Sunday night.
Complete live TV coverage and live streaming of the marathon will be provided by NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago, and TeleXitos in both English and Spanish.
The live television broadcasts will air from 7 to 11 a.m., and the live stream will be accessible from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the stations’ Roku and Apple TV channels, as well as at nbcchicago.com and telemunddochicago.com, respectively.
How to Find a Chicago Marathon Runner
The marathon has a dedicated mobile application with live race-day features, such as a means to follow participants as they go.
The app is available for download for iPhone and Android users here and here, respectively, or by searching “Bank of America Chicago Marathon” in the respective app stores.
Users can perform a name search and add registered participants to their favorites in order to add them to their tracking list. The software features an interactive course map, an events calendar, and race images in addition to the ability for users to keep tabs on up to 20 racers.
On race day, runner tracking will also be available on the marathon website, enabling spectators to follow friends and family by seeing the race leaderboard and receiving real-time updates and splits.