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October events on the Lakefront Trail

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The Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of October so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.

For regular updates about the Lakefront Trail, follow our Lakefront Trail Twitter page and the #chiLFT hashtag.

NOTE: The Lakefront Trail detour will be in effect in October between Fullerton Ave. and North Ave. The new separated bike trail will temporarily be shared by all path users. Check out a map of the detour here. Reminder, please use caution and slow down in work zones.

 

Sunday, October 1

JDRF One Walk 5K
8:30 a.m.
Montrose Harbor
More info

 

Sunday, October 1

Light Up the Lakefront
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
North Avenue Beach
More info

 

Saturday, October 7

Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5k
7:00 a.m.
Grant Park
Course map

 

Sunday, October 8

Bank of America Chicago Marathon}
5:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grant Park
Course map

 

Saturday, October 14

Pink Path Run Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation 5K
7:30 a.m.
Diversey Harbor
Course map

 

Saturday, October 14

Food Allergy Heroes Walk
8:00 a.m.
Lincoln Park
More info

 

Saturday, October 14

Premeir Security 5K for Missing Children
10:00 a.m.
DuSable Harbor
More info

 

Sunday, October 15

BrainUp 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk
8:00 a.m.
Soldier Field
More info

 

Sunday, October 15

Chicago National Eating Disorder Walk
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Diversey Harbor
More info

 

Sunday, October 15

Stride Against Violence 5K Run/Walk
9:30 a.m.
Montrose Harbor
Course map

 

Saturday, October 21

Monster Dash Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Lil’ Pumpkin 1 Miler
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grant Park
More info

 

Saturday, October 21

Country Sole Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K
7:00 a.m.
Montrose Harbor
Half Marathon course map, 10K course map, and 5K course map

 

Saturday, October 21

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
8:00 a.m.
Soldier Field
Course map

 

Saturday, October 21

Pumpkins in the Park 5k
2:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park
Course map

 

Saturday, October 21

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk
4:30 p.m.
Soldier Field
More info

 

Sunday, October 22

St. Andrews Parish Running of the Bulldogs 5K 
8:15 a.m.
Montrose Harbor
More info

 

Saturday, October 28

18th Annual Chicago Lakefront 50M/50K
6:30 a.m.
Foster Avenue Beach House
50k course map & 50-mile course map

 

Saturday, October 28

Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk
8:00 a.m.
Diversey Harbor
More info

 

Saturday, October 28

Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10
11:00 a.m.
Macy’s on State St.
Course map

 

Sunday, October 29

A Walk for the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer
9:00 a.m.
Montrose Habor
Course map

 

Sunday, October 29

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k
7:30 a.m.
Grant Park
Course map