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ExpoThe Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo features more than 200 exhibitors offering Bank of America Chicago Marathon merchandise and the latest in running footwear, apparel, nutrition and technology. Additionally, the Health & Fitness Expo is the home of Participant Packet Pick-Up for all 45,000 Marathon participants. Held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the two-day Expo is free and open to the public.

Location & hours
Participant packet pick-up
Expo exhibitors
Expo transportation
Marketing opportunities

Location & hours

McCormick Place Convention Center
*2300 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616

Friday, October 10
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 11
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*For driving/parking/public transportation purposes, use the following address: 2300 S. Martin Luther King Dr. This address will get you to the appropriate area of McCormick Place for parking options and for attending the Health & Fitness Expo. McCormick Place’s listed mailing address is 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., but that address is not useful for parking or GPS guidance devices.

Participant packet pick-up

Packet pick-up includes:

  • Bib number and safety pins
  • Gear check tag
  • Timing device
  • Nike participant running shirt
  • Participant bag

Packet pick-up is located at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, McCormick Place. All packets must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo during regular Expo hours. Packets are not available for pick up the day of the event and packets will not be mailed to participants.

Participants must present their packet pick-up ticket or email along with a photo ID in order to receive their participant packet and participant bag.

You must pick up your own participant packet (which includes your event-issued bib number and timing device) at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo during regularly scheduled hours. Individuals will not be able to pick up participant packets on behalf of others.

Health & Fitness Expo exhibitors

More than 200 exhibitors featuring the newest designs in running footwear, apparel and accessories, as well as the latest developments in sports, fitness and nutrition will be in attendance at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo.

Click here (.pdf) to download the 2013 Health & Fitness Expo exhibitor list and floor plan.

Health & Fitness Expo transportation

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CTA transit directions
From downtown Chicago
From Jackson station on the Blue or Red Line trains, or from the Adams/Wabash station on the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple Line trains, walk east to Michigan Avenue and board a southbound #3 King Drive bus. Buses run every 10 – 15 minutes.

From Ogilvie Transportation Center
From the Washington Street exit, take the #20 Madison bus, #56 Milwaukee bus, #60 Blue Island/26th bus, #124 Navy Pier or #157 Streeterville/Taylor (Monday-Friday only) bus eastbound to Michigan Avenue, then transfer to the southbound #3 King Drive bus directly to McCormick Place. Buses run every 10 – 15 minutes.

CTA does not issue transfers when paying with cash. Purchase Ventra Cards or Tickets at the Clinton Green/Pink line station vending machine, two blocks north of Ogilvie.

From Union Station
From the Jackson Boulevard exit, board the #7 Harrison (Monday-Friday only) or #126 Jackson bus on the east side of Canal at Jackson Boulevard and go eastbound to Michigan Avenue. From Canal Street, board #60 Blue Island/26th, #124 Navy Pier, or #157 Streeterville/Taylor (Monday-Friday only) bus on Canal south of Adams and go eastbound to Michigan Avenue. Then transfer to the southbound #3 King Drive bus directly to McCormick Place. Buses run every 10 – 15 minutes.

CTA does not issue transfers when paying with cash. Purchase Ventra Cards or Tickets at CTA station vending machines or participating Ventra Retail Locations.

Driving directions to McCormick Place
From O’Hare International Airport (22 miles), northwest or the north
Follow I-190 East to I-90 East. This turns into I-90/94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keep to the right and follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin Luther King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From the west
Take I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-94 East (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keep to the right and follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin Luther King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From Midway Airport (10 miles) or southwest
Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin Luther King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From the south or Indiana via I-80/94
From I-80/94, exit at I-94 West (Bishop Ford Expressway) and proceed on I-94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin Luther King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From Indiana Skyway
Take I-90 West (Indiana Tollway turns into the Chicago Skyway). Merge onto I-90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Exit at I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin Luther King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A entrance ramp located immediately to your left.

From North Lakeshore Drive (US-41)
From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 31st Street and turn right (west). Turn right again on Martin Luther King Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.

From South Lakeshore Drive (US-41)
From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 31st Street and turn left (west). Turn right on Martin Luther King Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.

From Congress Parkway
From Congress Parkway, turn right onto Michigan Avenue. Proceed south to Cermak Road (E. 22nd Street). Turn left on Cermak Road, to Martin Luther King Drive. Follow signs to Lot A.

Marketing opportunities

If you are a vendor who is interested in marketing at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, please click here for more information.

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