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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.

All volunteers are required to register online individually by Friday, October 4, 11:59 p.m. Central Time.


Start corrals

Join the excitement at the start line! Volunteers regulate access to the start corrals and assist with the forward progress of participants through the corrals.

Shift: Sunday, October 13, 4:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Grant Park

Register


Information team

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

Shift 1: Sunday, October 13, 4:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Shift 2: Sunday, October 13, 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Grant Park

Register

Post-race party beer

Congratulate participants by volunteering at the Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party! Volunteers will distribute beer and check IDs. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older.

Shift 1: Sunday, October 13, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Shift 2: Sunday, October 13, 11 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Grant Park

Register

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!


Resources

Volunteer homepage

Volunteer policies

Volunteer FAQs

Questions can be directed to volunteer@chicagomarathon.com 

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