To the Finish Line
The countdown has started. On October 8th, the Chicago Marathon will fill the Windy City’s streets from Addison Street near Wrigley Field, to 35th Street down in Bronzeville, all the way back to the finish line in Grant Park. Make posters, bring your cowbell, or just clap and cheer. It’s always inspiring to watch runners chug along for 26 miles, even if you’re not participating yourself.
A post-race party in Grant Park opens to spectators at 9:30AM. Live music, food, and beverages will be available. Start the day off with some bananas—or local beer. Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Co. is offering up refreshments.
You can find a spectator guide here.