Course Map

FR/FW Chicago meets every Saturday at 9 a.m., and every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Totem Pole in Lincoln Park, opposite Addison Rd.

You can use 3600 N. Lakeshore Drive for your Google maps. The Totem Pole is just across the street from that building.

Totem Pole Large
If driving, take Lake Shore Drive and exit at Irving Park exit, and then drive through the park to the parking area outside the tennis courts. Some times of the year, you need to pay a minimal fee by using the pay boxes.

If taking the L, take the Red Line and get off at Addison stop then walk east (away from Wrigley Field) and it’s about four blocks to the Totem Pole.

From the south, leave Lake Shore Drive at the Recreation Drive exit (just south of Addison). The offramp takes you right to the Totem Pole. Park in any of the lots nearby.

If walking or cycling to Frontrunners, there is a pedestrian underpass from the inner Drive under the express lanes. The underpass is just north of Addison, but is on the east side of the inner Drive, and the entrance is usually hidden by the parked cars.

The walking course (just over two miles – the blue line on the map) proceeds along the west side of Belmont harbor, then continues south between Lake Shore Drive and the Lake. At Diversey, the Drive passes over the entrance to the lagoon. Take the path under the Drive, then follow the edge of the lagoon to the golf driving range. Follow the path adjacent to Lake Shore Drive West, until you pass back under the Drive. Retrace your steps north (although after Belmont, we usually take the west branch of the path) back to the totem pole.

The three-mile running course (blue and red lines) follows the walking course to the bridge at Diversey, then continues by the Theater On The Lake at Fullerton. Take Fullerton under the Drive, continue up the west side of the lagoon, and rejoin the walking course north of Diversey.

The five-mile running course (blue, red and green lines) continues from Fullerton, as far as the foot bridge around North Avenue over the Drive, before turning north again.