5 Things to Know for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon: Parking, Course Info & More

Spring running season is in full swing. If you’re participating in this year’s Chicago Spring Half Marathon or 10K, we’ve got your parking needs covered!

Here are 5 things you need to know, including your best bets for Chicago Spring Half Marathon parking!


1. Chicago Spring Half Marathon Course


The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K will start and finish along Columbus Drive, near Maggie Daley Park. The course will be a combination of closed streets and Chicago’s lakefront path. The course is pending final approval by the City of Chicago and Chicago Department of Transportation.


2. Chicago Spring Half Marathon Parking


If you’re planning to drive, be sure to reserve parking now to ensure smooth sailing on race day. Check out the map below or click here to explore your best bets for parking near Maggie Daly park:


3. Start Corrals


The Chicago Spring Half Marathon uses a corral wave start. Runners should file into their assigned corral before the race. The start line is about a third of a mile from the gear check area, so be sure to leave plenty of time to check your bag and find your corral near the starting line.

Elite/Wheelchair: Corral A
Half Marathon: Corrals B – I
10K (Self-seeded): Corral J


4. Schedule of Events

6:45 a.m. Half marathon corrals close. Any participant not in their assigned corral must start in the back of corral “I.”

7:00 a.m. Corral A starts! Subsequent corrals are released in waves.

11:30 a.m. Course closes.


5. Time Limit

The course will run on closed streets. To ensure the timely reopening of the streets to vehicular traffic, all runners must cross the finish line by no later than 11:30 a.m.


For more information, check out the official Chicago Spring Half Marathon site here. If you have questions on parking, give us a call at 312-566-7768.


Good luck to all the runners!