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Race day volunteers

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Join the excitement and feel the energy of thousands of participants by volunteering at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 10, 2021.  Race day individual volunteer opportunities include the start corrals, information team, course marshals and post-race party beer. Keep participants motivated and organized as they embark on their 26.2-mile journey through Chicago.

All volunteers are required to register online individually by Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Central Time).

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Course marshals

Course marshals ensure the course stays clear of spectator and vehicle traffic, and act as a source of information about the event and surrounding area. Course marshals will check in at a designated location in each neighborhood. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Information team

Volunteers assist race participants, spectators and other volunteers by providing general information, answering questions and giving directions to key destinations in Grant Park. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Start corrals

Volunteers will work in the Start Corral Entrances and Crosswalks leading up to the start of the race to regulate access into the corrals and control flow through the pedestrian crosswalks.

Post-race party beer

Volunteers will be stationed at the beer tent at the 27th Mile Post-Race Party. Tasks include serving Goose Island beer to participants ages 21 and over, as well as helping to keep the area clean and organized. Some volunteers will assist with ID checking for a portion of their shift. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older.


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Questions can be directed to volunteer@chicagomarathon.com 

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