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Chicago Running Tours

Grant Park has popular, well visited, landmarks such as Buckingham Fountain. It also has “hidden gems” right out in the open. We’ll take you past both the popular sights as well as those “off the path.” We’ll share surprising and unexpected history of how Grant Park came to be. You’ll take a “trip” through Agora and absorb our incredible skyline view from the John Logan statue.


Marlin, “the Reluctant Runner”, connects very well with folks who; “know they should, but don’t feel like it.” He’d prefer shoveling snow during a frigid Chicago winter than go for a run. However, he loves being a Chicago tour guide and understands the added benefit of guiding on the run. Marlin has completed a marathon, under 4 hours, in each of the 50 states.

Marlin’s affiliation with running is directly attributed to having 2 children on the autism spectrum. Learn more from his inspirational family story; “Our Life On The Run”. (Available on Amazon.com or by request for an autographed copy when you run with him. $15)


Jay loves to run all over Chicago, particularly the Chicago Lakefront Trail, North Branch Trail, Wrigleyville, and anywhere in between.  Half marathon is his favorite race, since it’s only half as long as the marathon.  Thanks to running, he’s built a thorough mental map of fast food restaurants, coffee shops, and ATM machines around the city.  Looking for a hot dog on the way home from your run?  Ask Jay!

COVID-19 Information

Chicago Running Tours & More is now closed for business. The business is available for anyone interested. I will consider all offers. If no interest, I will dissolve it on November 1st, 2020. It has been a terrific “run” since 2013. The business has won “4” Best of Chicago awards and “1” Best tour company in the state of Illinois. I will hand the trophies over to the party who takes over business.

During the Covid down time I set up a new business. It is called “RoadTrip Chicago – Private Tours“. Official launch date is August 2nd, 2020.

A direct link to the new site will soon be available.

I would like to thank everyone for their support and likes over the years.

I can be contacted at: [email protected]