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Chicago Lakefront Trail

Just a short warm-up away from campus sits one of Chicago's most beautiful assets, the Chicago Lakefront Trail. 

Both Track and Field and Cross Country teams for Illinois Tech utilize this beautiful destination for training. An impressive 18-mile-long stretch, Chicago's Lakefront Trail is a paved path that extends from Ardmore Street (5800 N. Sheridan Road) on the North Side to 71st Street (7100 S. South Shore Drive) on the South Side.

This well maintained trail is perfect for distance running with the blue waters of Lake Michigan to one side, and gorgeous, green parks to the other. There's so much to soak in, as in addition to the skylines views — pass by peaceful boat harbors, serene nature sanctuaries, bustling boardwalks and more. Along the trail are parks, and amenities like washrooms, drinking fountains and concession stands.  



Dunbar Park

Located just a few blocks east of campus sits Dunbar Park. Equipped with a seven-lane track and a flat landscape, this beautiful park makes for a great training venue for both the Track and Field and Cross Country programs.