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Toyota Miles Per Hour Indoor Run Returns to the 2024 Chicago Auto Show Floor on Feb. 11


Hayley Feichter
Communications & Marketing Manager
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6002
Cell: (419) 506-0885
Mark Bilek
Senior Director of Project Management, Membership & Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632




CHICAGO (Jan. 23, 2024) – Chicago Auto Show organizers have teamed up once again with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) to produce the Toyota Miles Per Hour, an indoor run that guides participants though the 2024 Chicago Auto Show on Sunday, Feb. 11. Appropriately named, Miles Per Hour—sponsored by Toyota—challenges runners to see how far they can run in one hour, thus finding their own personal “miles per hour.” Once the 60 minutes are up, runners gather in the Toyota display for awards, photos and refreshments. 

Last year’s Miles Per Hour run attracted nearly 700 total runners. Event organizers hope to increase participation this year while providing a great opportunity for runners to escape the challenges of running in Chicago in February.

“We are thrilled to partner once again with CARA to bring the Chicago runner community inside the Chicago Auto Show for this unique, indoor run,” said Chicago Auto Show Co-General Manager David Sloan. “This is an opportunity for those who might not have considered coming to the show to see the excitement happening at McCormick Place.”

“Miles Per Hour also provides a unique way to kickstart your day to get a few miles in before the big game parties happening later that night,” continued Sloan.

Held on the opening Sunday of the show, Feb. 11, runners will compete on an approximately 2-mile loop through the halls of McCormick Place where they will receive special early access to the Chicago Auto Show. Participants will have first-rate views of the city skyline as they cross over the Grand Concourse bridge. The course will include a variety of long straightaways, some zig-zags and even an incline as runners ascend the indoor bridge over Lake Shore Drive.

“We are very excited to be partnering with the Chicago Auto Show and Toyota to put on this one-of-a-kind experience,” said Tim Bradley, executive director of the Chicago Area Runners Association. “While the one-hour run is a long-standing athletic event, it is rarely contested and hardly ever run indoors. The ability to provide this opportunity for area runners during the cold winter months is truly amazing! We are thankful to the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota, and the running community for their support of this event.” 

Registration includes a race entry, a ticket to the Chicago Auto Show with early access on race day, a participant t-shirt, a finisher medal, free digital photo downloads, discounted early access tickets for friends and family and gear check.

For more information or to register for the Toyota Miles Per Hour, visit For more information on the 2024 Chicago Auto Show, please visit


About the Chicago Auto Show
First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the nation’s longest running auto exposition in North America. The show is produced by the Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, which has staged the show since 1935. The 2024 public show is Feb. 10-19 at McCormick Place. For more information and the latest updates, visit

About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904 and located in Oakbrook Terrace, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information, please visit

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