CHICAGO — Whereas the Financial institution of America Chicago Marathon is slightly over three days away, there’s a number of issues locals ought to know of forward of time about this 12 months’s iteration of the race, together with avenue closures that begin as early as Thursday morning.
Begin line: Grant Park, intersection of Columbus Drive and Monroe Road
End line: Grant Park, on Columbus Drive south of Balbo Drive
Begin time: Oct. 9 (Sunday) at 7:20 a.m. CST
The Chicago Marathon begins in waves, with the primary wave leaving the beginning line at 7:20 a.m. CST (males’s wheelchair race). One minute later, the ladies’s wheelchair race will take off, adopted by handcyclers (7:23 a.m.), pink group (7:30 a.m.), blue group (8 a.m.), and orange group (8:35 a.m.) to complete issues out.
Spectators will likely be allowed to enter Grant Park beginning at 9:30 a.m., however there will likely be loads of different areas alongside the marathon’s course the place folks can cheer on this 12 months’s runners (reference racecourse map, cheer zones under).
Road closures on race day start at 7 a.m. with parking restrictions in impact. Nonetheless, different streets round Chicago will start closing as early as Thursday to accommodate racecourse arrange and development.
On Thursday, Columbus Drive from Roosevelt to Ida B. Wells will likely be closed beginning at 4 a.m. after which on Friday at 4 a.m., the identical closure from Thursday morning, will lengthen right down to Monroe and stay closed till Sunday evening.
On Saturday beginning at 6 a.m., Randolph to Monroe on Columbus Drive will likely be closed till Sunday at midday.
Time-length of Marathon/When visitors resumes:
Based on the Chicago Marathon rulebook, the longest course time restrict allowed for contributors is 6 1/2 hours (15-minute mile splits or quicker), which means that visitors all through town will resume at 3:05 p.m. for the reason that final official begin time is at 8:35 a.m.
Cheer zones are predetermined areas (some coming with their very own themes) for spectators to cheer on runners as they full the Chicago Marathon. Listed here are a few of them with their places.
Financial institution of America Shamrock Shuffle – 8K
Financial institution of America Chicago 13.1 Cheer Zone – mile marker 13.1 (half-way)
Charity Block Celebration – mile marker 15
Financial institution of America Cheer Zone – mile marker 26 (0.2 miles to go)
Area people teams have additionally organized cheer zones of their very own all through the course, go to thisto see a working record of orgs and their places.
For extra info on this 12 months’s Chicago Marathon, you’ll be able to go to the occasion’s web site.
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