Chicago Marathon Running Competition - Sunday, October 12Experience the thrill of victory at the Chicago Marathon, an exciting 26.2-mile running competition that is an autumn tradition in the city. On Sunday, October 12, runners from all over the world will compete in this event. The course runs through several Chicago neighborhoods, including Boystown, Old Town, The Loop, Pilsen and Chinatown. Whether you are cheering on a specific runner or just want to cheer on the crowd, there are several places that you can watch all the action:
• Start of the Race: To view runners close to the start of the race, go to Grand Avenue between Columbus Drive and State Street, or anywhere along State Street between Grand Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.
• End of the Race: To view runners near the finish line, head to the Bank of American Cheer Zone at Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road.
• After the Race: Join in the post-race festivities at the runner reunite area at Butler Field in Grant Park.
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