The Chicago Lakefront Trail has off the charts usage. The marked multi-use, paved path received significant damage yesterday due to high winds, however two friends and I ran it point-to-point-to-point today using indoor bathroom facilities once and Chicago Park District maintained water fountains. The Trail in one direction is marked every half-mile and stretches along 18 miles of the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Here are our results:
Kyle Larson - 4:46:11
Robby Haas - 4:30:40
Dan Kittaka - 4:26:28
Here is the a link to my blog recounting the run: kansaikudasai.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-fellowship-of-lakefront-trail.html