Bank of America Cheer Zones
Miles 12 and 26
Connect with Bank of America to support the participants at the Bank of America on-course Cheer Zones. Cheering supplies will be on hand for you to show your support. Visit the Mile 12 Cheer Zone located near the halfway point between Franklin and Adams Streets (one block from CTA Quincy/Wells stop; two blocks from Union Station), and the Mile 26 Cheer Zone near the finish line between Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road (two blocks from CTA Red Line Roosevelt stop) on race day to join Bank of America in sharing our passions with the participants. See you on race day!
Connect to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, neighborhoods, and the city at bankofamerica.com/chimarathon or at #ChiMarathon.
U.S. Trust Cheer Zone
Directly beyond the Bank of America Cheer Zone at Mile 12 is the U.S. Trust Cheer Zone, at the intersection of Adams Street and Wacker Drive. You can support runners at one of the most scenic points of the course, just before they cross the Chicago River and approach the half marathon checkpoint. The energy is certain to be high with the second half of the race on the horizon.
Merrill Lynch Cheer Zones
Grab a bull bell and ring on runners at the Merrill Lynch Cheer Zones as they make their way through the West Loop. Located at Miles 13.5 (Halsted and Adams streets) and 16.5 (Halsted Street and Jackson Boulevard), just a few blocks from the CTA Blue Line, the Merrill Lynch Cheer Zones feature a DJ and branded bull bells to give runners that extra bit of motivation for the second half of the race.
Join Nike race weekend
Nike will celebrate race week and race day with activities throughout Chicago, including special events, athlete appearances, race day course activations and post-race celebrations. Follow Nike on Twitter @NikeChicago and check out nike.com/chicago for all race week information and updates on how to reserve your spot.
Charity Block Party
Thousands of Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants are running and fundraising on behalf of important local, national and global causes. To celebrate the impact these participants make, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will host a Charity Block Party near Mile 14. Spectators, family and friends are welcome to cheer on their charity runners at the Charity Block Party located at Adams Street and Loomis Street near Whitney Young High School.