Chicago Women's Half Marathon
The Chicago Women's Half Marathon and 5k is a very cool race that prides itself on featuring a very unique piece of course that is not currently featured in any other local runs... the Magnificent Mile!
For those runners not from Chicago, the Magnificent Mile is one of Chicago's most prestigioius roadways; a section of Michigan street lined with high end real estate, and extra wide roadways. This part of the city gets shut down for the Women's race, giving participants a once a year experience to go out and tackle a thoroughfare that is normally off the list for runners.
The Women's Half does feature a 5k option for those who don't want to go a full 13 miles, and it features a relatively fast and flat course with no major hills to be aware of.