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Bank of America (RED) Cheer Zone – Mile 12

BAC_REDBank of America is partnering with (RED) and The Global Fund to help eradicate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, helping us get one step closer to ending AIDS. Encourage your support group to visit the Bank of America (RED) Cheer Zone at Mile 12 to cheer you on as you approach the halfway point. Located between Franklin and Adams Streets (one block from CTA Quincy/Wells stop; two blocks from Union Station), the (RED) Cheer Zone will feature cheer items, fun photo opportunities and information on how to get involved.

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USTU.S. Trust Cheer Zone

Directly beyond the Bank of America (RED) Cheer Zone at Mile 12 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-LynchMerrill Lynch Cheer Zones

Look for the Merrill Lynch Cheer Zones for some additional inspiration at miles 13.5 and 16.5. Just beyond the halfway mark, you will hear the sounds of music and bull bells welcoming you to the West Loop and the second half of your race. The voices and cheers of friends, family members and neighbors will greet you again for that added boost at the 16.5 mark as you prepare to head into the course’s southern stretch.

Bank-of-America-LogoBank of America Cheer Zone – Mile 26

Encourage your support group to visit the Mile 26 on-course Cheer Zone to join Bank of America in sharing our passions on race day. The Bank of America Cheer Zone is located between Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road (two blocks from CTA Red Line Roosevelt stop). Cheering supplies will be on hand for your friends and family to show their support.

Connect to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, neighborhoods, and the city at or at #ChiMarathon.


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 celebration festivities. 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 Street and Loomis Street near Whitney Young High School.

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