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Countdown to the big race, October 13, 2019


Volunteers at an aid station

We rely on the dedication of volunteers to make the Bank of America Chicago Marathon a success! From the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, through the 26.2-mile course, to the finish line in Grant Park, prepare yourself to feel inspired, motivated and energized by joining our volunteer team.

Volunteer opportunities

Learn more about available opportunities below! All volunteers are required to register online individually by Friday, October 4, 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

  • Individual volunteers

    The Chicago Marathon depends on each volunteer to provide the best possible experience for race participants. The following roles are open to individual volunteers. Click on an event to learn more and to register!

    Participant packet preparation
    Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22

    Abbott Health & Fitness Expo
    Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12

    Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K
    Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12

    Bank of America Chicago Marathon
    Sunday, October 13
    Start corrals, information team, course marshal and post-race party beer opportunities are open to individuals on race day.

  • Volunteer groups

    Join the fleet of over 200 volunteer groups that make up the Bank of America Chicago Marathon volunteer team! Group leaders recruit volunteers, share assignment information, relay registration instructions and keep their group on task and organized on the day of the event. Visit the group leader application to learn more about group registration and to apply.

    Group leader application

  • Key volunteers

    Key volunteers help fulfill critical leadership and management roles on race weekend. Becoming a key volunteer is a great opportunity for people looking to translate their experience, enthusiasm and passion into a higher-level commitment to the event. Visit the key volunteer application to learn more about key volunteer roles and to apply.

    Key volunteer application

  • Get more involved

    Are you or your group looking to get involved beyond race weekend? Learn about additional volunteer opportunities here.

  • Resources
Bank of America Abbott World Marathon Majors IAAF Gold Label Event

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