What to expect
- Discover Grant Park’s hidden gems on a running tour
- See popular and hidden sites with the help of a guide
- Learn surprising historical facts about Grant Park
- Enjoy incredible views and peaceful scenery
|Thu, Mar 30||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, Apr 2||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, Apr 6||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, Apr 9||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, Apr 13||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, Apr 16||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, Apr 20||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, Apr 23||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, Apr 27||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, Apr 30||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, May 4||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, May 7||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, May 11||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, May 14||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, May 18||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, May 21||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, May 25||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, May 28||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, Jun 1||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, Jun 4||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, Jun 8||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, Jun 11||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, Jun 15||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, Jun 18||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
|Thu, Jun 22||7:15am||90 min||$30.00|
|Sun, Jun 25||8:00am||90 min||$30.00|
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About this Activity
This Grant Park 5K run will show you some of the secret spots that other runners miss. You'll also visit the more popular areas and enjoy some of the best loved trails. As you run, your professional guide will share stories about the park’s history that will amaze you.
The park has been home to a post office, armory and baseball club during its tumultuous history. Today, it is a beautiful green space for Chicagoans.
Note: Kids 12 and under are free.
|Price||$30.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||90 min|
|Rating||8 positive reviews|
Allison L.Chicago Tragic Events Running Tour November 5, 2016
This was my first time to Chicago so I didn't know what to see first. I had done a running tour in London and found it to be a great way to see a city-a little faster than walking but more intimate than a bus. Marlin was very knowledgeable about all things Chicago-history, layout, events. I did three tours and it was a great way to see the city, get a little exercise and meet a really great person who made the trip wonderful!
Teckel G.Grant Park 5K Running Tour November 5, 2016
This was the perfect way for me to see Chicago. I took three tours and even managed to bring my husband along for two of them. Marlin knows so much about the history and layout of Chicago-he really made it come alive. He takes lots of pictures along the way and e-mails them to you in the evening along with a recap of everything you learned about Chicago that day. As an added bonus Marlin showed us around Graceland Cemetery-a new (non-running) tour he's going to start doing. It tied together everything he had talked about during the running tours and it's a gorgeous cemetery.
Marlin felt like a knowledgeable friend showing us all around Chicago. Perfect way to get some exercise, learn a lot and make a friend in a new city. Highly recommended!
Cass S.Chicago River and Navy Pier Running Tour October 14, 2016
My husband and I have done the Run to Wrigley and the Tower to Tower tours. Loved them both. Marlin is incredibly knowledgeable with Chicago history. Each tour we took with him I learned so much. Been to Chicago many times but taking these tours I discover new little nuggets of the city. It's not just running around, you actually enter buildings, check out the different scuptures/statues around town. Plus this is perfect if you need to squeeze in a run while on vacation. Definitely will be scheduling another tour next time we're in town.
Alejandro T.Chicago Tragic Events Running Tour November 17, 2014
My girlfriend and I are both from Chicago, and we enjoy touring our city, but this time we wanted to do it in a different way, so we signed up for a Tragic Event running tour.
When we got to meet our tour guide, Marlin, we found out we were the only people doing the tour that day! We were shocked, surprised to hear that the tour runs even if only one person signs up, and we were thrilled and excited that because of that we were basically getting our own private tour.
Marlin has a great personality and he really just goes along with your pace; he was also very knowledgeable in little obscure facts about the city, and really helpful in providing additional tips for dining and other tour experiences. My girlfriend and I had a blast with all the pictures Marlin was taking for us, and it was really awesome to hear that part of the money also goes out to help a good cause.
My girlfriend and I really look forward to signing up to another of his tours. It's really a one of a kind experience and Marlin goes out of his way to make sure everyone enjoys it!
S S.Chicago Tragic Events Running Tour April 26, 2014
I am so glad I got out of bed at 6:45 on Easter morning while on a weekend getaway. I was so tempted to skip out, but it ended up being my favorite activity while in Chicago. I wanted to get a run in while in Chicago, but the busy streets and my poor sense of direction made me leery of running on my own. City Running Tours was a fun, informative, safe way of exploring a city while running. Blake was a great guide, was friendly, knowledgable, and made sure to ask if the pace was comfortable for the two of us on the tour. A lot of reviews mention photos and an email with a recap of the tour highlights. I believe Blake did mention that he had a camera with him but he never took it out. He did, however, take a couple still photos of me when I asked with my phone. I am sure if one of us had inquired, he would have taken some running shots with his camera. It was a gorgeous morning for a run through Millennium and Grant Park. I was really hoping to see Buckingham fountain flowing, but it is under repair and still not open for the spring, bummer, but no fault of the tour.
Sarah W.Grant Park 5K Running Tour July 22, 2013
What a great experience! We did the 5K Grant Park run and it was a blast. I'm not the best runner (VERY SLOW) but still was able to keep up and enjoy the day. I can't wait to participate in their other tours (and maybe one day do the 26.2 tour!). They best part is they take pictures of you throughout the run and provide you the tour details following the run (and pictures) for free!
Thank you Marlin and Michael!
Carlene A.Chicago River and Navy Pier Running Tour August 27, 2012
The running tour was amazing! Thanks for Val and Marlin!! You guys are so wonderful and really knew the city well! I'll be back
Christina C.Chicago River and Navy Pier Running Tour July 23, 2012
I really enjoyed the Navy Pier tour. Luckily I was the only person that signed up because I'm a very slow "runner". I audibly laughed when I read a previous reviewer saying they're a slow runner at 11:30; that would be me on a very good day. But Marlin didn't make me feel bad when I had to walk a few times. The photos are great and Marlin was extremely knowledgeable about the city as well as additional sights to take in. Due to some personal issues Marlin did not have the shirts (which I did want) with him but it was an honest, legit reason so I won't hold that against him or the tour. If you're a runner I would definitely check it out!