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Best places for workouts in Chicago

If you need an open track in Chicago; Mandrake Park and Gage Park are marked as open to the public.

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Running in Chicago during COVID-19

Tracks may not be open as per usual right now. On RUN:TRACK:RUN, visitors can report whether or not a track is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Montrose Fields is marked as open.

Winter running in Chicago

Winters in Chicago can get cold and snowy. December through March might see snow and the temperature is often below -15°C10°F .

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Lakefront TrailLakefront Trail and Mandrake Park are suitable for running year round and has electic lighting.

The 606The 606 and Lincoln Park also has lighting and Winnemac Stadium is usually usable all through the winter..

Lakefront TrailLakefront Trail

30km flat asphalt/concrete running route
Image by R Boed on Flickr

The 606The 606

4.3km flat asphalt/concrete running route
Image by Eric Fischer on Flickr

Highly rated places to run in Chicago

Lakefront TrailLakefront Trail and The 606The 606 are popular places to run in this area.

Your favourite running surface in Chicago

For those who like to run on soft surfaces, these are recommended: Gage Park, Ogden Running Track, Writewood running track, Kilbourn Running Track and Munroe Track.

Those looking for a flat course with firm surface can go to Lakefront TrailLakefront Trail, The 606The 606 or Lincoln Park.

Humboldt Park

Flat asphalt/concrete running spot
Image by David Wilson on Flickr

Foreman College

400m synthetic track
Image by Lee Rusch on Flickr

Westinghouse College Prep High School

400m synthetic track
Image by Lucy Gray on Flickr

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Great running spots in Chicago

Lincoln Park | Humboldt Park

Running routes in Chicago

Lakefront Trail | The 606

Running tracks in Chicago

North Park University | Writewood running track | Lindblom Running Track | Mandrake Park | Montrose Fields | Jackson Park Football Fields | Calumet Park | Winnemac Stadium | La Follette Park | Kilbourn Running Track | Bessemer Running Track | Chase Park | Gage Park | Marquette Running Track | Munroe Track | Ogden Running Track | Riis Running Track | Trumbull Running Track | Henry Crown Fieldhouse | Lane stadium | Rogers park | Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field | Morgan Park High School | Amos A Stagg Stadium | Paul Robeson High School | Fenger Academy High School | St. Rita of Cascia High School | Eckersall Stadium | Hales Franciscan High School | Jones College Prep Track | Saint Scholastica High School | Brooks High School | Englewood High School | Richard T. Crane Medical Prep High School | Marshall Metropolitan High School | Westinghouse College Prep High School | Orr Park | Hanson Stadium | Luther High School | Resurrection College Prep High School | Foreman College | Harlan High School | Kroc Stadium | Marist High School | 400m track | 400m track | 400m track | Track | 400m synthetic track | 400m synthetic track | 400m synthetic track Show all tracks

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Weather in Chicago

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Open to the public
Mark as open if it is closed due to COVID-19 but open usually.
Free of charge
Has lighting
Status in winter conditions
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Comments on places around Chicago

COVID-19 REPORT on Montrose Fields
19/09 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak

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