Crowd control fences are already out on Michigan avenue and either that means Barack Obama just won the presidential race or the annual Chicago Marathon is coming to town (this Sunday 10/11). For those of you who aren't familiar with the race, it's a standard 26.2 mile course that snakes its way through various Chicago neighborhoods and wraps up through our beloved South Loop.
The final mile of the grueling run begins at 18th and Michigan (see image on the right), where runners stammer up to the corner of Michigan Ave and Roosevelt, take a right east on Roosevelt and finally take a left on Columbus where the finish line awaits. For an interactive map of the course check out this link.
Regardless of whether or not you're going to check out the marathon, it's helpful to know that Michigan Avenue (between 35th and Roosevelt) will be closed for the race from 7am to 2:30pm. The same holds true for Roosevelt road (between Michigan Avenue and Columbus dr.).
Good luck to all of you who will be participating! We will be cheering you on because god knows we can't run that much.