Chicago Running Guide

Chicago Running Guide

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Chicago Running Guideis the ultimate guide to the area's top running routes. Local running experts share their insights and favorite trails to give you the 31 best training routes and 9 most popular races in and around the city. Written by running experts and longtime Chicago residents Brenda Barrera and Eliot Wineberg, Chicago Running Guideoffers runners of all abilities an insiders' guide to a variety of runs throughout the Windy City area. Here are some highlights: Chicago's lakefronta€”a longtime favorite with uninterrupted paths, shimmering water, and an impressive skyline The northern suburbsa€”a wealth of running options, including lakefront jaunts, runs through Northwestern University, a course that leads to the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the wooded paths and open prairies of the Old School Forest Preserve The western routesa€”filled with historical landmarks, popular long-distance runs, and the scenic Blackwell Forest Preserve The south side routesa€”some of the most exciting and challenging courses with Waterfall Glen's winding, rolling path, and the trails of the Indiana Dunes Detailed descriptions and maps showing distance, scenery, terrain, hill ratings, and available facilities and tips on how to best enjoy each run are included. You'll also find places to eat, historical snippets, and advice from local expert runners. Chicago Running Guidenot only provides a wealth of colorful, inspiring paths for you to run; you'll get a taste of Chicago along the way.Follow the crushed gravel path north to the Northwestern University campus (1 mile), where it turns into a paved bike trail. Follow the trail to the right, around the parking area, where you might find yourself doing the aquot;hello danceaquot; (franticanbsp;...

Title:Chicago Running Guide
Author:Brenda Barrera, Eliot Wineberg
Publisher:Human Kinetics - 2000


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