Trying to avoid marathon traffic downtown? You could have Fun in the Burbs

Trying to avoid marathon traffic downtown? You could have Fun in the Burbs
Trying to avoid marathon traffic downtown? You could have Fun in the Burbs

Trying to avoid marathon traffic downtown? You could have Fun in the Burbs

There will be an insane mass of humanity running in or watching the marathon downtown and around the city this weekend. Add in a number of street closures before, during and after the event, and even the heartiest Chicagoans will be doing some running of their own — running the heck out of town. So if you’re looking to avoid the crowds and the traffic, you could always head out to the suburbs. Jeanelle Kardas talks about some places and events to check out. Kardas runs the website “Fun in the Burbs,” an entertainment guide for Chicago and its suburbs. (Flickr/comehurl)