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General InformationThe 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.

Schedule of events
Information Presented By Tata Consultancy Services
Age groups and awards
Nike+ Pace Teams
Team competition
27th Mile Post-Race Party
Restaurants

Schedule of events

Friday, October 10
Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place; North Building, Hall B1
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 11
Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place; North Building, Hall B1
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 12
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.

Information Presented By Tata Consultancy Services

TATA Consulting Services

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. Information Tents will be located in the following areas:

  • On the east side of Michigan Avenue at 11th Street
  • On the east side of Michigan Avenue at Harrison Street
  • On the east side of Michigan Avenue at Jackson Drive
  • Within the Buckingham Fountain Gear Check facility (participant only Information Tent)
  • North side of Jackson Drive between Columbus Drive and Lake Shore Drive
  • On the northwest corner of Congress Parkway and Columbus Drive

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.

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. Click here for more information on the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon team competition.

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.


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 participants from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 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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