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Seifu Tura winning the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is an event like no other! Don’t miss this opportunity to introduce participants and patrons to your brand at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo hours of operation
Thursday, October 5: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, October 6: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 7: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


2018 Abbott Health & Fitness Expo Exhibit Hall

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo

The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo features exhibitors offering Bank of America Chicago Marathon merchandise and the latest in running footwear, apparel, nutrition and technology. Additionally, the Health & Fitness Expo is the home of the participant packet pick-up for all Marathon participants. Held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the three-day Expo is free and open to the public. The Expo welcomes the world’s top runners and fitness enthusiasts, making it a unique opportunity for sales and to establish your company in front of a highly engaged audience.

Historically, the event has welcomed more than 150,000 people to the show.

2023 expo booth pricing will be available in the coming months.


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Participant bag insert

The participant bag is your opportunity to get your product or information directly into the hands of each participant. Over 45,000 physical bags are assembled for distribution to participants race weekend. There will be a limited number of insert available this year.

Participant bag insert pricing for 2023 will be available in the coming months.


Virtual Bag Example

Virtual bag

The virtual bag allows your coupon, flier or advertisement to reach our participants, volunteers and spectators without the cost of printing. Post-race metrics for the virtual bag will allow you to see how many people viewed, printed and shared your advertisement. Additional information on 2023 virtual bag timing and pricing will be available in the coming months.

For more information, contact Paul Brackey at 312.904.9812 or paul.brackey@cemevent.com.


Sponsorship opportunities

For more information about Bank of America Chicago Marathon sponsorship opportunities, contact Eileen Hurley at 312.446.0161 or eileen.hurley@cemevent.com.

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