Run Mag Mile® 5K & 10K Race Details

The Run Mag Mile® 5K & 10K returns to Chicago on September 7th, 2024! Both 5K and 10K runners will start at 7 AM at the starting location, Grant Park (Columbus and Jackson) Chicago, IL. For live race details, click a section below for more information.









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The Course

Both 5K and 10K runners will start on Ida B. Wells and finish on Columbus Drive, located just North of Buckingham Fountain. 10K runners will get an added scenic bonus when turning south on Columbus Drive before entering the Lakefront at Roosevelt, followed by a look around Monroe Harbor before heading back down Columbus Drive to the finish. 

Location and Times

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Start Time:
5k – 7:00 AM
10k – 7:00 AM

Grant Park (Columbus and Jackson) Chicago, IL  

*A 15-minute mile pace must be maintained. Runners who fall behind pace on Michigan Avenue will be diverted to the sidewalk or SAG’d to the finish line.

The course is USATF certified.

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup

 Saturday, August 31: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location 124 Schiller St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Parking is available in the nearby City of Elmhurst Parking lots.

Race Day Weekend

Thursday, September 5: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday, September 6: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location 1150 S Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60607
Race day weekend packet pickup will be located adjacent to Fleet Feet South Loop

Save time by ordering packet mailing with your ticket registration! We’ll ship your runner’s kit with race bib and swag right to your door.

Race Day Weekend Packet Pickup Parking: Complimentary parking is available for up to 2 hours with validation available at Fleet Feet South Loop. This location is also accessible via the CTA. Red/Blue/Orange and Green Lines stop at Roosevelt, just a few blocks away from your packet pickup location.

Gear Check

Location: Southeast Corner of Jackson and Columbus

Time: 5:30 AM – 10:00 AM

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.



Participants must enter the race site from Michigan and Jackson only. Start Corrals are located along Columbus Drive at Ida B. Wells. Corrals will open at 6:00 AM and close at 6:55 AM for both distances. Entry to start corrals B-F is from the north, again, enter the race site from Michigan and Jackson. Corral A entry is on the northeast side of Columbus at Ida B Wells.

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 runners’ safety.

Runners arriving late will not be allowed to participate.

Please note: baby joggers are NOT allowed on the course.

2023 map

Course subject to change.

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Parking and Transit

Participants and spectators are encouraged to travel to Grant Park via public transportation. The CTA will be increasing early morning train capacity on 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.

Parking Map

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.

Official Parking Partner:
Millennium Parking Garages

Millennium Garages offer the closest and most convenient parking on race day, with more than 9,200 spaces. Save time and purchase parking at Millennium Parking Garages before you get there! 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 6:45 AM. Race Day parking at Grant Park North and Grant Park South will be available at regular posted rates.

Location: Millennium Garages
Chicago, IL 60601

Parking Map
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Post-Race Brunch

Come for the race, stay for the brunch. Celebrate your finish with your friends and family at the Run Mag Mile® 5K & 10K post-race brunch taking place in beautiful Grant Park. Treat yourself to breakfast and a boozy beverage (21+) as you mingle with fellow runners and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Chicago. It’s the perfect start to your weekend!

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Taste of Chicago

This year’s Run Mag Mile® is in partnership with the Taste of Chicago. In addition to brunch, participants will receive 2 tickets to redeem at participating booths. Select Taste of Chicago booths will open early at 9:00 AM for ticket redemption.

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Overall 5K and 10K awards will be given to the top three male and female runners and will receive: The prize purse is back!!

1st Place:
$250 and
$100 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

2nd Place:
$50 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

3rd Place:
$100 and $25 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

5K Awards

Overall 5K awards will be given to the top three male and female and will receive:

1st Place $100 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago
2nd Place $50 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago
3rd Place $25 Gift Voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago

*Winners will need to complete and submit a W9 to process payment.

Age Groups

Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female winners in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+.

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

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