40th Annual Chase Corporate Challenge 3.5 Mile Race in Grant Park is Thursday
Jackson is closed Thursday morning; expect more street closures prior to race
CHICAGO – The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge annual race will take place Thursday, May 18 evening in Chicago. With 15,000 expected participants, the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications is reminding motorists to expect street closures and increased activity in the area of Grant Park. For more information, visit https://www.jpmorganchasecc.com/en/home
Expect increased activity for the pre-race events beginning at 2 p.m., when event site opens. The race begins at 6:50 p.m. with conclusion expected by 9:30 p.m. OEMC will monitor this event in the city’s Operations Center. Traffic Control Aides (TCA’s) will be present to facilitate traffic.
Street Closures: (All on event date)
- Between DuSable Lake Shore Drive and Columbus: 10 a.m. – Midnight
- Between Columbus and Michigan: 6:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Between Ida B. Wells and Monroe: 6:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Between Ida B. Wells and Roosevelt: 6:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Between Monroe and South Water: 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Between Wacker and South Water: 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Between Michigan and DuSable Lake Shore Drive: 6:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Ida B. Wells
- Between Columbus and Michigan: 6:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Between Harrison and Van Buren: 6:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Between Michigan DuSable Lake Shore Drive: 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Between Mid-Level Columbus and DuSable Lake Shore Drive: 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Between Stetson and Columbus: 6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Ramp from Lower Level to Mid-Level
Report Suspicious Activity: If You See Something Say Something. OEMC reminds the public to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity. If you notice something suspicious, notify onsite security or call 9-1-1. If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national anti-terrorism public awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities.
For safety and preparedness at your fingertips, residents and visitors are encouraged to download the new Chicago OEMC App. The public safety tool provides safety information, preparedness tips, emergency alerts, weather information and more in the palm of your hand. Users will also have access to current events and forecasts, radar, and other weather-related information as well. The app is now available through the Apple App and Google Play stores. To immediately download, click HERE or visit the website Chicago.gov/OEMC.
OEMC will issue any alerts and notifications needed to keep residents and attendees up to date on weather conditions and emergencies. Sign up for NotifyChicago alerts at NotifyChicago.org. OEMC also issues TEXT alerts for lakefront notices, issues affecting businesses or COVID-19 updates:
- CHILAKE: For lakefront notices, TEXT “CHILAKE” to 7-8-0-1-5
- CHIBIZ: For alerts affecting businesses, TEXT “CHIBIZ” to 6-7-2-8-3
For additional information on emergency preparedness information, visit the OEMC website at Chicago.gov/OEMC. Follow the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Facebook (@coemc), Twitter (@ChicagoOEMC) and Instagram (chicago_oemc_911).