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Countdown to the big race, October 13, 2019

Race day volunteers

Runners on course

Join the excitement and feel the energy of thousands of participants by volunteering at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13, 2019.  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 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed on Friday, October 4, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Unregistered individuals will not be permitted to volunteer.

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.

Please note that volunteers are expected to stay for the entirety of the shift and will check-in directly at the aid station. Shift and location details are listed on the registration form.

Aid Station 11 Aid Station 16


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. Click on a neighborhood below to learn more and to register!

  Bronzeville    Chinatown 
   Lakeview    Lincoln Park
   Little Italy       The Loop   
   Old Town          Pilsen     
  River North  South Loop 
  West Loop 


Volunteer homepage

Volunteer policies

Volunteer FAQs

Questions can be directed to volunteer@chicagomarathon.com 

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