Put your best foot forward while you're in Chicago.


Chicago Area Runners Association
The Midwest's largest running association—get information on local races and fun runs.

Fleet Feet Running Club
Meet other Chicago runners and fun run down the Lakefront! There are runs that meet throughout the week at several Fleet Foot locations around the city.

Mikkeller Running Club
This running club, with membership around the world, meets at the Northdown Cafe and Taproom the first Saturday of each month, taking a fun run down the Ravenswood Corridor. After the run, each participant is treated to a Mikkeller beer, courtesy of the Northdown!

Chicago RACES

Bank of American Shamrock Shuffle 8K (March)
Ravenswood Run 5K (April)—close to the Guesthouse!
Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile (May)
Bank of America Chicago Marathon (October)


Lakeshore Trail
Take a run down Chicago's Lakeshore Trail, which has easy access from the Guesthouse via Foster or Lawrence Avenue.

The 606
The 606 is a former elevated train rail turned walking, running, and cycling path, that connects 2.7 miles of Chicago from Wicker Park to Humboldt Park. Access the trail by hopping on the Damen bus (20 minute ride) and getting off at Churchill Park.