Racing for a Great Cause and Yummy Hot Chocolate? CTA’s Affordable Service will Take You There

November 3, 2022

Extra service to various events including concerts, sporting events and the Hot Chocolate 15K/5 K Race at Grant Park

If you are heading to the Hot Chocolate Race at Grant Park, for a smooth commute travel with CTA and avoid traffic jams. Customers can also save money by purchasing one of our unlimited rides passes, either the CTA’s 1-Day ($5) – far more economical and convenient than the price of gas and parking - or the 3-Day ($15) pass – a real budget-saving move.

Service for Upcoming Events

Hot Chocolate 15K/5 K Race at Grant Park – Sat. 11/5 at 7 a.m.


  • Rail: Full length trains running on all rail lines.
  • Bus: Some bus routes entering the Loop may be rerouted. Check www.transitchicago.com/schedules/ for more information.

United Center

Extra service on the #20 Madison before each event, and extra service on the #19 United Center Express and the #50 Damen routes after each event

  • Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks – Thu. 11/3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Bill Burr show – Fri. 11/4 at 7 p.m.
  • Smashing Pumpkins concert – Sat. 11/5 – 6:30 p.m. 
  • Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls – Mon. 11/7 at 7:45 p.m.
  • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls – Wed. 11/9 at 7 p.m.

Ryan Field in Evanston

Purple Line: Increased frequency

  • Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats – Sat. 11/5 at 11:00 a.m.

Soldier Field

Extra service on the #128 Soldier Express and the #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express

  • Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears – Sun. 11/6 at 12 p.m.

Know before you go!

The CTA strongly recommends customers allow extra travel time and plan ahead by downloading the Ventra app, which allows you to manage your Ventra account, and also features a new trip planning tool powered by Google Maps. 

Masks are no longer required on CTA: While the city continues to see low levels of transmission of COVID-19, customers and employees who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We ask all customers to be courteous and respectful to fellow riders.

Fare payment options: We offer a variety of convenient payment options—from smart devices to contactless credit cards. Learn more about payment options and ways you can maximize your dollars with our lower-priced unlimited-ride passes by visiting: transitchicago.com/fares/

Service updates: Stay in the Loop on CTA service and follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@CTA) for system travel updates and alerts. For details about all CTA service, call 312-836-7000 or visit the CTA website at transitchicago.com.

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