Clocktower Runners

A Chicago Independent Running Club offering Free Marathon Training

News & Updates


Bringing personal hydration is highly encouraged.   

You can now signup for the 2023 Marathon Training Program

Click here to sign up

Kickoff Clinic Starts June 3rd

                                      Clocktower Runners Promotional Video (courtesy of 1st Gear Inc)

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Join & Find Us

Come run with us!  We meet every Saturday morning throughout the year, starting from the Waveland Clocktower on Chicago's lakefront.

During the training season for the Chicago Marathon [June 3 to October 7, 2023], we meet at 6:30 am, have formal pace groups, and follow the marathon training schedule. 

During the remainder of the year [October 14 to late May 2024], we meet at 8:00 am for training runs for other races or fun runs.  Pace and distance are up to each individual runner but most people typically run between 6 and 12 miles. 

Click HERE for a location map or CONTACT us. 

The Waveland Clocktower  is located at 3600 N. Recreation Dr.  Recreation drive can be accessed by exiting on Northbound Lake Shore Drive or by heading east on Irving Park Road and crossing under Lake Shore Drive.

Parking is available in the lot just south of the Clocktower. This lot can be reached from an access road that is south of the tennis courts and north of the totem pole.

For Security Purposes, please avoid bringing and leaving valuables anywhere inside your vehicle during your run.

 Clocktower Runners Photos

Oct 22, 2016: It was a fabulous cool autumn morning for a run on the lake.


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Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is pleased to offer an INJURY HOTLINE (312-523-4064) as well as free injury screenings for the Clocktower Runners. Feeling some pain or concerned about various types of interference with your training program? Don't wait, call or make an appointment for a free injury screening today. 

Great Clips on Addison and Western is now a Clocktower Partner. Mention Clocktower Runners and get a haircut for only $9.99




We are happy to announce that Clocktower Runners receive a 15% discount on online purchases through Running Warehouse. To receive our discount code, request it through