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About Run Mag Mile® 5K & 10K

The Run Mag Mile® 5K & 10K is an annual running event held in Chicago, Illinois. As the only race that completely shuts down Chicago’s Famous Magnificent Mile®, participants experience a VIP foot tour through the heart of downtown Chicago. Keep reading to learn more about the history behind the race.

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Run Mag Mile History

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The first Run Mag Mile® event was held in 2002 and was organized by the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMAA), a business association that represents the interests of over 800 businesses and property owners along Michigan Avenue. The event was created to promote the Magnificent Mile® and to give back to the community it serves.

In its early years, the Run Mag Mile® event was a 5K race that attracted a few hundred participants. Over time, the race grew in popularity, and by 2007 the event had added a 10K option to accommodate the increasing demand.

Today, the Run Mag Mile® 5K & 10K attracts thousands of participants from all over the United States and even from around the world each year. In addition to being a popular race among serious runners, the event also attracts casual runners and walkers who come out to enjoy the scenery and support the community.

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Made in Chicago 

One of the unique features of the Run Mag Mile® event is its course, which takes participants along Michigan Avenue, known worldwide as the Magnificent Mile, one of Chicago’s most iconic streets. The course passes by some of the city’s most famous landmarks including the the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, Water Tower Place, the Chicago River and Riverwalk, and the iconic Lions of the Art Institute of Chicago.   Over the years, the Run Mag Mile® event has become much more than just a race. In addition to the run itself, the event also features live music, and post-race festivities including a catered brunch and drinks.
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Ready to Run?

Reserve your spot on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile® for the Run Mag Mile® 5K & 10K.

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