This is a course specifically designed to get you to Boston.
Featuring a beautiful fall setting, the 4.08 mile loop course offers plenty of shade, scenic views of Millennium park with its lakes and natural wildlife in a pollution-free setting.
The paved trail provides about a half mile of gentle climb before heading down the hill where the remainder of the loop is nearly perfectly flat.
The path, river proximity, dawn starting time, and average lows in the mid 50’s make for a high probability of ideal racing conditions: cool temps and low wind.
And the 6 loop course means 12 Aid Stations, 12 shots at the Elite Water Bottle table (yes, you are treated like an elite runner in this one), and plenty of opportunities for race-provided gel, oranges, ice, bananas, and of course, your own cheering section.
Course map (New as of 2017)