Cheer on the runners with
Bank of America
Connect with Bank of America to support the runners at one of the Bank of America on-course Cheer Zones. Cheering supplies will be on hand for you to show your support for runners and the local neighborhood. Visit either location below on race day to join Bank of America in sharing our passion with the runners:
- Mile 12 Bank of America Cheer Zone
Franklin and Adams streets
One block from CTA Quincy/Wells stop; two blocks from Union Station
- Mile 26 Bank of America Cheer Zone
Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Two blocks from CTA Red Line Roosevelt stop
Connect to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, its neighborhoods, and the city at bankofamerica.com/chimarathon or at #chimarathon.
U.S. Trust Cheer Zone
Directly beyond the first Bank of America Cheer Zone is the U.S. Trust Cheer Zone, at the intersection of Adams Street and Wacker Drive. You can support runners at one of the most scenic points of the course, just before they cross the Chicago River and approach the half marathon checkpoint. The energy is certain to be high with the second half of the race on the horizon.
Merrill Lynch Cheer Zones
You can also urge on participants as they make their way through the West Loop at the Merrill Lynch Cheer Zones. Located at Miles 13.5 (Halsted and Adams streets) and 16.5 (Halsted Street and Jackson Boulevard), just a few blocks from the CTA Blue Line, the Merrill Lynch Cheer Zones are the ultimate rally stations to motivate runners during the second half of the race.
Join Nike race weekend
Nike will celebrate race week and race day with activities throughout Chicago, including special events, athlete appearances, race day course activations and post-race celebrations. Follow Nike on Twitter @NikeChicago for all race weekend information and updates.
Nike Northside/Southside Challenge at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Nike and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon are inspiring the next generation to race in the footsteps of their running heroes. The Nike Northside/Southside Challenge gives high school athletes the unique opportunity to compete in an invitational meet on the Chicago Marathon course while the race is in progress. Athletes will compete on behalf of their respective high schools and as part of the larger Northside or Southside teams. The race starts at Mile 24 where boys and girls will compete over the last 2.62 miles of the Chicago Marathon course ending at the official finish line in Grant Park. The boys’ race starts at 7:40 a.m., followed by the girls’ race at 7:50 a.m.
Charity Block Party
Thousands of Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants are running and fundraising on behalf of important local, national and global causes. To celebrate the impact these participants make, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will host a Charity Block Party near Mile 14. Spectators, family and friends are welcome to cheer on their charity runners at the Charity Block Party located at Adams and Loomis Streets near Whitney Young High School.