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Aid Station 04 volunteers

Course-and-AmenitiesThank you for your interest in volunteering with the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Volunteers at Aid Station 04 distribute water and Gatorade to marathon participants, as well as assist with the set-up and clean-up of the aid station. Please take a few minutes to review this webpage as well as our volunteer guidelines  before registering to volunteer. We hope to see you on October 8!

Date and time
Public transportation
Important notices
Aid Station Captain

Date and time

The Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Aid Station 04 volunteers will arrive at Volunteer Check-In promptly at 5:15 a.m. and will finish around 10:30 a.m.


Aid Station 04 is located on Cannon Drive north of Fullerton Drive.

Aid Station 04 Volunteer Check-InAid Station 04 Volunteer Check-In

Course mapCourse Map


If you are ready to register, please review our volunteer guidelines and click on your group’s name to access volunteer registration. All volunteers must register by Monday, October 2, or they will not be allowed to volunteer with the event. Visit the volunteer registration FAQ’s for registration assistance

Volunteer group registration links will be uploaded as they become available. 


Tracy’s Crew

Harvest Bible Chapel

Romeoville High School Cross Country

Stevenson High School

Moraine Valley Community College

Arlington Trotters

Public transportation

Aid Station 04 is easily accessible by public transportation. We encourage volunteers and race participants to take public transportation for a greener Chicago, and to ease race day congestion. Please visit for CTA train (“L”) or bus service and for Metra train service and to view re-route notices.

Important notices

Age requirement
We realize that the opportunity and experience of volunteering for an event can have a positive impact on children and young adults of all ages; however, for safety reasons we require all volunteers to be 16 years of age or older on the day they volunteer. Please note that we do not permit children and young adults under the age of 16 to accompany registered volunteers who meet the age requirement. A Parent or Legal Guardian must complete registration for minors, volunteers under the age of 18.

Event safety
Each and every volunteer plays an important role in making the Bank of America Chicago Marathon a safe, world-class experience for participants, spectators and fellow volunteers. Closer to the event, volunteers will be given more information on how they can help us achieve this goal. Your cooperation is appreciated and expected. In the meantime, please review our volunteer guidelines.

All volunteers will receive a Chicago Marathon credential and jacket to be worn during their volunteer shift. Please check the weather, dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. We recommend that you avoid bringing valuables and larger items (bags, backpacks, etc.).

Aid Station Captain

Mulhausen, Tracy_100x130Name: Tracy Mulhausen
Years on the job: 6 years
Favorite part about volunteering for the Marathon: I really enjoy supporting and encouraging everyone who runs the event — from wheelchair athletes to the elite marathoners to first-time marathoners. I love to call out a runner’s name and hand off a cup of water to them while making eye contact. It’s a split second connection with an athlete in pursuit of a long distance goal. I find it very rewarding to be a part of that endeavor, even if it’s just a small part. One year, I handed off water to Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit!
Highlight of your particular Aid Station or your segment of the Marathon course: Our aid station is at Cannon Drive and Fullerton. The marathoners are settling into their pace when they come through Aid Station #4. We have a dedicated group of volunteers who come back year after year to support the marathoners.
Contact information:

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