Toyota is partnering with the Chicago Area Runners Association and the Chicago Auto Show to bring back a unique event.
On hiatus since 2020 due to the pandemic, the Toyota Miles Per Hour Run will return in 2023 as part of the opening weekend of the auto show.
During the Feb. 12 event, participants will cover as much distance as they can within one hour starting at 8 a.m. CT. The run is held entirely indoors through the halls of the Chicago Auto Show, in a loop spanning approximately 2.4 miles, includes laps past auto displays.
Timing mats are placed throughout the course in multiple locations to catch each runner’s finish result and overall "Miles Per Hour.”
A lot of indoor runs can be cramped or repetitive, but this event offers a unique and comfortable way to race indoors, according to the organizers. It also gives the auto show a chance to tap into a new audience.
Participants will see wide views of Lake Michigan through the Lakeside Center's expansive walls of windows.
The loop will include a variety of long straightaways, unique zig-zags, and even an incline as runners run the indoor bridge over Lake Shore Drive.
After the run, participants are invited to check out the auto show exhibits more closely with special early access.