Second Annual Chicago River Marathon and Half-Marathon

September 9, 2017 | 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Chicago River Marathon and Half-Marathon is the only regatta in the Midwest that challenges the toughest rowers with a 26-mile and a 13-mile time trial. 

Lincoln Park Boat Club hosts this unique event. Additional teams include Des Moines Rowing, New Trier High School Rowing, UChicago, Recovery on Water (ROW) and North Suburban Crew, Inc., Woodlands Academy. Full marathon teams row on the Chicago River through the dynamic range of Chicago neighborhoods before turning in Albany Park and returning to Bridgeport. Half marathon participants row the same route, turning at the North Avenue and returning to Bridgeport. Spectators can watch the mighty 8's power down the Chicago River from bridges spanning the river, especially at North Avenue.

Register for the race here.
  • Location

    Eleanor Boat House
    2828 S. Eleanor
    Chicago, IL 60608
  • Fees/Admission

    Free for spectators. Admission to participate is by application. See event registration link.
  • RSVP


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