The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 13, 2013, 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
Columbus Drive and Monroe Street (official start line)
Information Presented By Tata Consultancy 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 inquires as well as lost and found items. In addition to the Information Tents, Information Teams of 2 to 4 individuals can be found throughout Grant Park and 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 veteran 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 three divisions: Red for competitive teams, Blue, for runners of all abilities, and Corporate, for teams of employees. The Team Competition offers Male, Female, Mixed, and Masters categories, as well as combined finish time and age-graded scoring.
More information about the Team Competition will be available soon.
Pasta Dinner Buffet
The Hilton Chicago Pasta Dinner Buffet will be held Saturday, October 12, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.). Click here for more details.
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.
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.