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Countdown to the big race, October 11, 2020


Volunteers handing out water

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 awards

Each year, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon presents awards to recognize individuals who have been integral contributors to the event. Help us congratulate the 2019 recipients!

  • Dan Cronin – Gregory Shaskan MD Memorial Award for Outstanding Medical Service
  • Ann Phelps and Kelsey Keener – Lend Your Hands, Save a Life Award
  • Dr. Philip Skiba – Special recognition
  • Lindblom JROTC Department – Outstanding Volunteer Group Award
  • Larry Maher – Pat Rhodes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • Steve Sawyer – Legacy Award

Learn more about the awards and recipients

Save the date

Volunteer opportunities will be available for the following events in 2020! Registration will open in late July.

Packet preparation
Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo
Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10

International Chicago 5K
Saturday, October 10

Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Sunday, October 11

Volunteer interest

Are you interested in volunteering for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Enter your contact information below to receive the latest updates from the volunteer program.
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Volunteer policies

Volunteer FAQs

Questions can be directed to volunteer@chicagomarathon.com 

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