Magnificent Mile Women's Half Marathon comes to Michigan Avenue

The race began at 7 a.m. Sunday at Buckingham Fountain.
Michigan Avenue is not usually jam-packed on a weekend morning; but on Sunday, about 5,000 women will race in the Magnificent Mile Women's Half Marathon and 5K.

Runners took off from Buckingham Fountain around 7 a.m. and will race over the bridge to Michigan Avenue, head north, then turn back around.

This is the first time in 30 years that runners will race along North Michigan Avenue.

The race benefits Girls on the Run Chicago, an after-school program for third through eighth grade girls.
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