With an estimated 40,000 participants expected for the 12th annual Chicago Hot Chocolate 5K and 15K run on Sunday morning, the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) reminds residents and motorists to expect street closures in Grant Park area as well as along the racecourse. The course spans from Lake Shore Drive on the east to Lower Wacker Drive on the north, Clark Street on the west and 35th Street on the south. OEMC will monitor this event and events throughout the city, including weather conditions. Traffic control aides will be deployed to facilitate traffic.
MB Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
The race will step off in Grant Park in waves, with the first wave beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Closures on Columbus Drive and on Monroe begin as early as 2 a.m. on Sunday.
Additional closures at 6 a.m. on Sunday include:
• Michigan Avenue from Roosevelt Road to 25th Street
• Randolph from Columbus to Lake Shore Drive
• 31st Street from Michigan Avenue to Martin Luther King Drive
For more closures and anticipated openings, see the race website at www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago/road-closures/ .
Get Chicago emergency alerts by signing-up for OEMC’s NotifyChicago alert system at www.notifychicago.org. This is a free service provided by the City of Chicago.
If You See Something, Say Something
As always, runners, walkers, spectators and residents should be mindful of surroundings and report suspicious activity to on-site security or call 9-1-1. Some of these activities could be innocent, but it’s up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation.
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