Marathon Profile: Chicago Marathon

Tonight I was looking for a fall marathon to profile and since it is taking place next weekend I came up with the Chicago Marathon.

Unfortunately, if you have not already registered for this one you are out of look since it sold out in a record 31 days when it sold out in March of this year.

The Chicago Marathon is obviously one of the largest and more popular marathons in North America. Part of the attraction is the fact that it offers a flat and potentially fast course.

However, don’t let the time of year fool you as it can still get hot in Chicago at this time of year. In 2007 the race was shut down due to the heat and last year the temperature reached into the 80’s.

While the possibility of hot weather could put an end to any hopes of setting a personal best the Chicago Marathon gives you an opportunity to go on a tour of one of America’s greatest cities. That reason alone makes it worth having in your sights.

As always, if you want more information on this marathon you can read more reviews here. 

This is one I could see myself doing if anything just for an excuse to travel to Chicago.

Have you run the Chicago Marathon before or do you plan to?

One thought on “Marathon Profile: Chicago Marathon”

  1. I don’t create bucket lists, but as I look to do something outside my region, Chicago is probably the first big-time destination race I’ll do sometime in my life.

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