The Bank of America Chicago Marathon welcomes thousands of runners from more than 100 countries and all 50 states. On race day, a world-class elite field, top regional and Masters runners, race veterans, debut marathoners and charity runners take on 26.2. The event will start and finish in Grant Park, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 13. The race’s iconic course will take runners through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago. On their Chicago Marathon journey, an estimated 1.7 million spectators line the streets cheering on the more than 45,000 runners. As a result of the race’s national and international draw, the Chicago Marathon assists in raising millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes. While at the same time generating $338 million in annual economic impact to its host city. The 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. A collective of six of the world largest and best marathon races. In advance of the race, a two-day Abbott Health & Fitness Expo is at McCormick Place Convention Center on Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12.
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