The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 12, 2014, 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.
Grant Park, Chicago
Sunday, October 12, 2014
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Information presented by Tata Consultancy Services will be available throughout Grant Park on race day. Information tents will be available to assist participants and spectators with event information, course maps and general event inquiries as well as lost and found items.
In addition to the six Information tents, Information teams of 2 to 4 individuals will be positioned throughout Grant Park and on Michigan Avenue on race morning to assist participants and spectators with maps and viewing tips.
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.
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.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
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.
The 27th Mile Post-Race Party is open to the public from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with live music beginning at 10:30 a.m. and beer ticket redemption and sales from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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.