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The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.

Schedule of events
Age groups and awards
Nike+ Pace Teams
Team competition
27th Mile Post-Race Party
Restaurants


 

Schedule of events

Friday, October 9
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 10
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 11
Grant Park,Chicago
Marathon Wheelchair Start
Marathon Handcycle Start
Athletes with Disabilities Start (AWD)
Wave 1 Start
Wave 2 Start
Spectator access to Grant Park begins
7:20 a.m.
7:21 a.m.
7:22 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
8 a.m.
9 a.m.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon 27th Mile Post-Race Party
Grant Park, Butler Field
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Times are subject to change.

Age groups and awards

Participants will compete in the following male and female age groups: 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

Personal engraved finish medals will be awarded to the top five finishers in the above age groups.

Nike+ Pace Teams

Nike+ Pace Teams are comprised of marathon veterans who help others achieve their performance goals. Nike+ Pace Team Leaders will pace groups of runners according to the following finish times: 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:15, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:10, 4:25, 4:30, 4:40, 4:55, 5:00, 5:10, 5:25 and 5:45. To learn more about Nike+ Pace Teams, including how to join and frequently asked questions, click here.

Team competition

Take your performance to the next level by forming a team and participating in the team competition. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon team competition is free and open to all runners, running club members, groups of friends, co-workers and corporate teams. The team competition offers two divisions: red for competitive teams and blue, for runners of all abilities. The team competition offers male, female, mixed, and masters categories, as well as combined finish time and age-graded scoring.

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27th Mile Post-Race Party

As soon as you cross the finish line, celebrate your achievement at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 27th Mile Post-Race Party located in Grant Park’s Butler Field. The outdoor celebration will feature live entertainment, and participant’s age 21 and over (photo ID required) can redeem the tear-off portion of their bib number for one free 312 Urban Wheat Ale. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Runner Reunite area
Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants are encouraged to reunite with your family and friends after the race at the Runner Reunite area of the 27th Mile Post-Race Party. The Runner Reunite area will be organized by alphabetical signs (A-Z) to facilitate meeting locations by name. When making plans to reunite with your family and friends, factor in the necessary time it will take for you to navigate through the finish area and collect your bag from gear check. Also, be sure to devise a back-up plan in the event that you cannot locate your party within Grant Park.

Massage therapy
More than 200 students, faculty and alumni from Chicago’s Cortiva Institute will offer complimentary post-race massage treatments for runners. The Massage Tent will be located within the 27th Mile Post-Race Party at the southwest corner, adjacent to the Petrillo Band Shell.

Race day runner results
Participants and spectators can view finisher results at the Race Day Runner Results Tent within the 27th Mile Post-Race Party. Volunteers will be on-hand to help you look up unofficial race day results.

Restaurants

Park Grill

Park Grill is the featured restaurant of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Park Grill is located at the entrance of Chicago’s Millennium Park and steps from Michigan Avenue. Visit parkgrillchicago.com for more information.

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