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Volunteer handing out water at the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Individual volunteers

The Bank of America 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 16 through Sunday, September 18

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo
Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8

Abbott Chicago 5K
Saturday, October 8

Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Sunday, October 9
Start corrals, information team, course marshal and Post-Race Party beer/ID check 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


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