Drivers in downtown Chicago are advised of several street closures on Sunday, May 22, due to the Lifetime Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K. The race will get underway at 7 a.m. and later end alongside Maggie Daley Park, where the Spring Market Finish Festival will take place.
While the half marathon begins at 7 a.m., the 10K race doesn’t kick off until 7:45 a.m., according to event organizers. Portions of four streets will be shut down prior to and immediately following the events, with the majority set to begin at 3 a.m. and go through 2 p.m.
A complete list of street closures is below:
- Monroe: DuSable Lake Shore Drive to Columbus Drive – All lanes, 3:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
- Columbus: Lower Randolph to Monroe – Northbound lanes, 3:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Columbus: Lower Randolph to Monroe – Southbound lanes, 3:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Columbus: Monroe to Jackson – All lanes, 3:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
- Columbus: Jackson to Roosevelt – All lanes, 6:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
- Lower Randolph: Lakefront Path to Columbus – Eastbound lanes, 6:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Randolph Exit (northbound lanes): DuSable Lake Shore Drive to Randolph – Northbound exit lane, 6:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Drivers are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel if they need to be in downtown Chicago on Sunday morning. The best way to avoid the street closures is to take public transportation.
Here are some tips for drivers who must travel through downtown Chicago on Sunday morning:
- Allow extra time for travel.
- Consider taking public transportation.
- Be aware of the street closures and plan your route accordingly.
- Be patient and courteous to other drivers and pedestrians.
The Lifetime Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K is a great event for runners of all levels. If you are planning to participate, be sure to arrive early and allow extra time for travel. And if you are driving in downtown Chicago on Sunday morning, be sure to be aware of the street closures and plan your route accordingly.