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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 11, 2020.  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.

Volunteer registration for the 2020 event will open in late July. Complete the interest form at chicagomarathon.com/volunteer to receive an email notification when registration opens.

Aid stations

The aid stations are the most sought-after volunteer positions for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Join the exclusive volunteer team that keeps participants hydrated and motivated throughout every step of their 26.2-mile journey.

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.


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Questions can be directed to volunteer@chicagomarathon.com 

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