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Countdown to 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 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 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 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

  • Service hours verification

    Log in to your volunteer account post-race and visit your “Past Jobs” in your “My Job” tab to download your Certificate of Appreciation and Service Hours Form, verifying your participation in the event. These forms are only available for checked-in shifts. If you need to complete a different form, please send a request to volunteer@chicagomarathon.com.

  • Resources
Bank of America Abbott World Marathon Majors World Athletics Platinum Label

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