THE COURSE

Course

The Ready to Run 20 Miler features a point-to-point course, starting on the north end of the Lakefront Path and finishing on the south end. The event will begin from the path adjacent to the Wilson Lakefront Parking Lot (Wilson Dr. and Lake Shore Dr.) and finish in Jackson Park (near the corner of Lakeshore Dr and Hayes Dr.).

 

The course will be supported no later than 12 p.m. (noon). This closing time represents a 16:30 minute/mile pace from the first wave start. The maximum pace to meet the cutoff for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is a 14:53 minute/mile.

 

Aid Stations

There will be 11 on-course aid stations. We've added TWO ADDITIONAL aid stations for 2019! Each on-course aid station will offer both water and Gatorade Endurance. The aid station at mile 12.9 will also serve energy gels. Each aid station will also have access to restrooms or portable toilet units nearby. Most aid stations will have full medical support on-site.

 

Aid Station #1

  • Location: Foster Beach (Mile 1.75)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Toilets

 

Aid Station #2

  • Location: Montrose Beach (Mile 3.75)
  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Bathroom Building, Medical Station

 

Aid Station #3

  • Location: Waveland Totem Pole (Mile 5.6)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Toilets

 

Aid Station #4

  • Location: Diversey Harbor CARA Trough (Mile 7.1)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Toilets, Medical Station

 

Aid Station #5

  • Location: North Avenue Beach (Mile 8.7)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Bathroom Building, Medical Station

 

Aid Station #6

  • Location: Randolph Avenue (Mile 10.8)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Toilets

 

Aid Station #7

  • Location: Burnham Harbor (Mile 12.9)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Gatorade Energy Gels, Toilets, Medical Station

 

Aid Station #8

  • Location: 31st Street (Mile 14.2)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Toilets, Medical Station

 

Aid Station #9

  • Location: Oakwood Blvd. (Mile 15.7)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Toilets, Medical Station

 

Aid Station #10

  • Location: Playlot Park Ped. Bridge (Mile 17.4)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance, Toilets, Medical Station

 

Aid Station #11

  • Location: 55th Street (Mile 18.75)

  • Amenities, Water, Gatorade Endurance

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