Expo & Packet Pick-Up
The 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
McCormick Place Convention Center
*2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
*For driving/parking/public transportation purposes, use the following address: 2301 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.
Hours of Operation
Friday, October 11: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 12: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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.
Main Stage Presentations
Plan your Health & Fitness Expo trip around the opportunity to learn more about the course, gather valuable last-minute tips, see the latest in running gear and technology and hear from industry experts and special guests.
Participant Packet Pick-Up
Packet Pick-Up includes:
- Bib number and safety pins
- Gear Check tag and fastner
- ChronoTrack D-Tag timing device
- Nike Technical 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 Confirmation Ticket or Confirmation E-mail along with a photo ID in order to receive their Participant Packet and Participant Bag. If a participant is unable to attend the Health & Fitness Expo, someone else can pick up their Participant Packet. The person picking up a Participant Packet on behalf of a friend must present that person’s Confirmation Ticket or Confirmation E-mail and that person must also present his/her own photo ID.
Health & Fitness Expo Transportation
CTA Transit Directions
From Downtown Chicago
From Jackson Blue or Red Lines or from the Adams/Wabash Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple Express Line station, walk east to Michigan Avenue and board a southbound #3 King Drive bus. Buses run every 10-15 minutes.
Or, transfer from all CTA rail lines serving downtown to a southbound Dan Ryan Red Line train to Cermak-Chinatown station. Transfer to an eastbound #21 Cermak bus or use the free Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo shuttle bus. On race weekend, shuttle buses will operate between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11, and between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 12.
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 bus eastbound to Michigan Avenue, then take the southbound #3 King Drive bus directly to McCormick Place. Buses run every 10-15 minutes.
Note: CTA does not issue transfers when paying with cash. Purchase Transit Cards or passes from the vending machine in the waiting room in the station or 2 blocks north at the Clinton Green/Pink Line station vending machine.
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 Street at Jackson, then take the southbound #3 King Drive bus directly to McCormick Place. Buses run every 10-15 minutes.
Note: Purchase Transit Cards or Visitor Passes from the CTA vending machines near the Metra ticket windows in Union Station.
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