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Seifu Tura winning the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, 40,000 runners will come together in Chicago for the 44th running of the 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.

NEW THIS YEAR! The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo has been expanded to a three-day event to give participants additional time to pick up their packets and explore the Expo prior to race day.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo hours of operation
Thursday, October 6: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, October 7: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 8: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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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.

As in 2021, we anticipate attendance may be slightly reduced for the 2022 event. Historically, the event has welcomed more than 150,000 people to the show.

2022 Expo booth pricing schedule – April 7 to June 29

Booth size Regular rate: Launch – event
10’x10′ Booth, Regular $3,200
10’x10′ Booth, Prime $3,900
10’x10′ Corner Booth, Prime $4,300
10’x20′ Booth, Regular $6,000
10’x20′ Booth, Prime $6,900
10’x20′ End Cap Booth, Prime $7,200
10’x30′ Booth, Regular $8,700
10’x30′ Booth, Prime $9,500
10’x40′ Booth, Regular $11,000
10’x40′ Booth, Prime $12,500
20’x20′ Booth $12,700
20’x30′ Booth $19,700
20’x40′ Booth $25,700
20’x60′ Booth $37,700
20’x70′ Booth $45,500
30’x30′ Booth $29,000
30’x40′ Booth $37,700
30’x50′ Booth $43,700
30’x60′ Booth $52,000
40’x60′ Booth $66,500
Custom configuration Contact Paul Brackey for pricing

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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. Up to 40,000 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
Product samples $2,600
Paper insert $4,800


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. More than 40,000 virtual bags distributed multiple times as well as links included in event communications resulting in 192,000 views in 2021.

Pre-Race Messages:

1. June TBD – Training – Gear up, nutrition, around the launch of training programs
2. August/September TBD – Longer mileage 30 or 60 days out

Event Lead-up Messages:

3. Monday, September 26 – 2 weeks out – Final prep/plans trip
4. Monday, October 3 – Race week kick off – Deals in Chicago
5. Friday, October 7 – Race weekend – Deals in Chicago
6. Monday, October 10 – Marathon Monday – Celebration/Recovery
7. Saturday, October 15 – Weekend after Marathon – Final Reminder/Celebration

Virtual bag pricing

Virtual bag – Option #1 – Event time (5 times): $2,700
Virtual bag – Option #2 – All (7 times): $3,800

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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