The Turkey Day Run Chicago is held in Chicago’s Lincoln Park each year and is easily accessible by car, train or plane. Come for the race, but stay for everything that Chicago has to offer. Take a trip to the famous Navy Pier, skate on the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, or see the animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo — free and open 365 days each year. Chicago has fun in store for the whole family!
Parking & Directions
Driving to the Turkey Day Run Chicago?
Ample parking is available throughout Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park neighborhood and near by garages and parking lots. Parking is also available at the Lincoln Park Zoo for a fee on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Parking is NOT available at Diversey Harbor or the Lincoln Park Driving Range.
Please plan accordingly and allow yourself plenty of time to navigate the street closures and be aware of any parking restrictions.
Please note the following closures and restrictions:
- Cannon Dr. is closed between Stockton Dr. and Fullerton from 3:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Fullerton between Stockton Dr. and Lake Shore Dr. will close at 8:00 a.m.
- Northbound and Southbound Fullerton exits off Lake Shore Dr. will close at 8:00 a.m.
The Hilton Chicago is at the heart of Chicago’s cultural core, near museums, theaters and nightlife. One of Chicago’s premiere luxury hotels, the Hilton Chicago features amenities geared toward both the business and leisure traveler including Executive and Suite accommodation.
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If you plan on flying into Chicago, you have two airport options: Chicago Midway (MDW), located 11 miles southwest of downtown, and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) located 15 miles northwest of the city.
Taxi cab service is readily available from both airports. One-way fares to/from downtown Chicago average $30 each way (excluding tip). Travel times can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on rush hour.
Public transit train service is available at both city airports, with various drop-off points throughout downtown Chicago. One-way fares are currently $5 via farecard kiosks at each station, and travel times to/from downtown range from 30-45 minutes, depending on days/times. Visit www.transitchicago.com for additional details.
Airport Express to Downtown Chicago
Another fast, comfortable and affordable means of getting to the Hilton Chicago or another downtown hotel of choice is via Airport Express. For a hassle-free transition at a reasonable price, you and your bike will be taken to downtown Chicago in vans leaving every 5–10 minutes. Stop by one of their conveniently located counters (terminals 1, 2, 3 & 5 at O’Hare or across from Southwest at Midway) and check in. Visit them at www.AirportExpress.com or call 1-800-654-7871 for more information.