This run features the tree-lined streets of Chicago’s Highland Park neighborhoods, which takes runners on a 13.1-mile tour of some of the areas made famous in the movies made by director John Hughes in the 1980s, including “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club,” to name just a few. Here we have a link North Shore Classic Half Marathon route, which follows a counter-clockwise loop tour of the North Shore area, including the Green Bay Trail.


  • 7.1 mile loop, with various options
  • Wolter’s Field track and field complex at Highland Park High School.