While Chicago is known for its food, music and sports, it has even more to offer the traveling runner. With great public art displays, world-class architecture, and scenic trails, Chicago is a great city for runners, whether you’re a road runner, or a trail runner. Here are 3 great running routes in Chicago for the traveling runner:
1. Explore Chicago Tour
Explore the downtown centre and famous Millennium Park on this run through the architecturally stunning city of Chicago. This route takes you past some of the most iconic sites to see, including Cloud Gate, Chagall’s Four Seasons, and the Daley Centre. If you’re new to the city or just visiting, this is a great way to get to know the city.
2. Chicago Public Art Tour
This tour takes you past some of Chicago’s finest public art. Starting and ending at the the city’s Art Institute, the route goes past the iconic Cloud Gate while bordering Millennium Park, then ventures into the financial district past displays including Calder’s Flamingo, Chagall’s Four Seasons and The Picasso.
3. Lakefront Trail
Run along the coast of Lake Michigan on this 10K out and back! The Lakefront Trail is one of the most popular running and cycling routes in Chicago. This route starts and ends at the Chicago Red Line, on the corner of Chicago Ave and N State St, and takes you along the Lakefront Trail, past Oak Street Beach, Chess Pavilion and North Avenue Beach.