Race Details

With 5k and 10k distances, this race is great for new runners, local visitors, or the more competitive runner looking to PR on the flat course. There are few chances to enjoy downtown Chicago’s infamous skyline like this. Don’t miss out! 

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2022 

Location: Grant Park (Columbus and Jackson) Chicago, IL  

5K Start Time – 7:00 a.m. 

10K Start Time – 7:00 a.m. 

2022 map shown. 2023 map coming soon.

Gear Check 


Southeast corner of Jackson and Columbus 

Attach the Gear Check tab from the top of your bib to your bag that you are using along with a luggage tie. These will be provided at packet pick-up, but can also be picked up from the Gear Check tent or Information Tent.  


Start corrals are located on Jackson, west of Columbus. Corrals will open at 6:00am and close at 6:55am for both distances. Entry to start corrals B-F is from the North of Jackson. Corral A entry is on the east side of Columbus at Jackson.  

Corrals are marked on your bib with a letter of the alphabet. Please line up accordingly. You may move back in corrals, but not forward. All runners must maintain a minimum of 15 minute pace per mile.  

Corrals will start approximately 4 minutes apart, as course safety allows. The start will close once all participants have crossed the start line to ensure all runner’s safety.  

Runners arriving late will not be allowed to participate.  

Baby joggers are not allowed on course

Post-Race Brunch 

Celebrate your finish with your friends and family at Run Mag Mile® 10k & 5k post-race brunch taking place in beautiful Grant Park. Treat yourself to a full hot breakfast and a beer OR Mule 2.0 Moscow Mule (21yrs old and over)! Mingle with your fellow finishers as you enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Chicago! Come for the race, stay for the brunch–it’s the perfect start to your weekend! 
Planning on being extra thirsty or hungry after the race? Extra tickets can be purchased through your EnMotive account or during the registration process! You must be 21 years and older to purchase extra beer/mule tickets. No additional tickets will be sold on race day.


2022 map shown. 2023 map coming soon.

Parking & Transit

Participants and spectators are encouraged to travel to Grant Park via public transportation. The CTA will be increasing early morning train capacity race day. Specific details of the extra service will be posted on the CTA Customer Alerts page. For travel information, visit CTA’s Trip Planner. If you drive, please allow sufficient time for heavy traffic congestion and street closures due to the race.  

There will also be bike parking available at the SE corner of Columbus & Jackson near the Information tent. Please use the bike racks provided – and do not lock bikes to any white event fencing. 

Millennium Parking Garages

Millennium Garages offer the closest and most convenient parking on race day, with more than 9,200 spaces. The garages can be accessed as follows

Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage can be accessed via eastbound Lower Randolph Street to southbound Columbus Drive

Grant Park North and Grant Park South Garages can be accessed via southbound Michigan Avenue at Randolph Street and Jackson Drive. They can also be accessed via northbound Michigan Avenue at Van Buren and Jackson until 6:45am. Race day parking at Grant Park North and Grant Park South will be available at regular posted rates. 


Millennium Garages 

Chicago, IL 60601 

Packet Pickup Info 

Packet pick-up will take place at the Fleet Feet South Loop store. Complimentary parking, up to 2 hours, is available with ticket validation from the Fleet Feet South Loop store after you pick up your packet.

150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60605 

Thursday, September 8 : 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday, September 9 : 11:00 am – 7:00 pm


Official Race Hotels 

These are the official hotels for the Run Mag Mile®. Benefits of staying at one of the official race hotels include: 
-Close proximity to the race site. 
-Opportunity to mingle with other runners. 
-Friendly booking terms: Easy to modify and cancel reservation