American Development Program
The American Development Program* recognizes the fastest amateur athletes in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and is part of our ongoing effort to support up-and-coming American marathoners. These athletes are top local and/or regional runners who may be competing for personal best times or Olympic Trials qualifying performances, but are not necessarily top national or international competitors. American Development Program qualifiers receive race morning amenities and start corral placement at the front of the field, directly behind the Elite Corral.
*Please note that while this program is geared toward American athletes, non-U.S. citizens who meet the qualifying standards will be accepted into the American Development Program.
|Qualifying standards||Half marathon||Marathon|
|Men||sub 1:11:00||sub 2:31:00|
|Women||sub 1:21:00||sub 3:01:00|
Qualifying times must have been run no earlier than January 1, 2013 and no later than September 1, 2015.
Program amenities include:
- Separate and secure start/finish area tent
- Private toilet facilities
- Private gear check
- Access to American Development Start Corral 15 minutes prior to official race start
- Opportunity to start directly behind the Elite Corral
The deadline to apply for the American Development Program was Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The event is no longer accepting applications into the 2015 program.
Runner in the American Development Program are encouraged to review the following documents:
Click here to view the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon American Development Program roster.*
*As of September 17, 2015
Clock time (gun time) is the official time for all American Development Program participants. The official times will be recorded from the start of the race by the air horn to the point where the participant crosses the finish line. Times will be rounded to the next highest second. Net times (“chip” or “tag” times) will not be used for any purpose regarding American Development Program participants.