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General information

Bank of America Chicago Marathon start line
Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.

Schedule of events
Run in the Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K
Age groups and awards
Nike+ Run Club Pacers
Information presented by Molex
27th Mile Post-Race Party
Restaurants


Schedule of events

Friday, October 6
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 7
Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K
7:30 a.m.
Learn more at Chicago5K.com.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 8
Grant Park, Chicago

5:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
5:30 a.m. – Start corrals open
7:20 a.m. – Wheelchair Start
7:22 a.m. – Handcycle Start
7:23 a.m. – Athletes with Disabilities Start
7:30 a.m. – Wave 1 Start
8:00 a.m. – Wave 2 Start
8:35 a.m. – Wave 3 Start

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 27th Mile Post-Race Party
Grant Park, Butler Field
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Times are subject to change.

Run in the Advocate Health Care
International Chicago 5K

Advocate Healthcare International Chicago 5k logoThe Bank of America Chicago Marathon attracts runners from all 50 states, more than 100 countries and brings Chicagoans together for a weekend of excitement. Wherever you arrive from, we invite you to join us for the Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K. The inaugural race is the perfect way for marathoners, fans of the sport and friends and family to experience this international city and take part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon weekend. Don’t miss your chance to run through the streets of downtown Chicago and celebrate running in a world class city!

To learn more about the Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K and to register visit Chicago5K.com.

Age groups and awards

Participants will compete in the following male and female age groups: 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

Personally engraved finish medals will be awarded to the top five finishers in the above age groups.

Nike+ Run Club Pacers

Nike+ Run Club Pacers are comprised of marathon veterans who help others achieve their performance goals. NRC Pacers will pace groups of runners according to the following finish times: 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:15, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:10, 4:25, 4:30, 4:40, 4:55, 5:00, 5:10, 5:25 and 5:45. Learn more about the NRC Pacers, including how to join and frequently asked questions.

Molex logoInformation presented by Molex

Information presented by Molex will be available throughout Grant Park on race day. Information Tents will be available to assist participants and spectators with event information, course maps and general event inquiries as well as lost and found items. Information Tents will be located in the following areas:

  • On the east side of Michigan Avenue at 11th Street
  • On the east side of Michigan Avenue at Harrison Street
  • On the east side of Michigan Avenue at Jackson Drive
  • Within the Buckingham Fountain Gear Check facility (participant only Information Tent)
  • North side of Jackson Drive between Columbus Drive and Lake Shore Drive
  • On the northwest corner of Congress Parkway and Columbus Drive

In addition to the six Information Tents, Information Teams of 2 to 4 individuals will be positioned throughout Grant Park and on Michigan Avenue on race morning to assist participants and spectators with maps and viewing tips.

 

Bank of America Chicago Marathon
27th Mile Post-Race Party

As soon as you cross the finish line, celebrate your achievement at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 27th Mile Post-Race Party located in Grant Park’s Butler Field. The outdoor celebration will feature live entertainment.  Participant’s age 21 and over (photo ID required) can redeem the tear-off portion of their bib number for one free 312 Urban Wheat Ale. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Massage therapy
More than 200 students, faculty, and alumni from Chicago’s Cortiva Institute will offer complimentary post-race massage treatments for runners. The Massage Tent will be located within the 27th Mile Post-Race Party at the southwest corner, adjacent to the Petrillo Band Shell.

Race day runner results
Participants and spectators can view finisher results at the Race Day Runner Results Tent within the 27th Mile Post-Race Party. Volunteers will be on hand to help you look up unofficial race day results.

Restaurants

Park Grill logo

Park Grill is the featured restaurant of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Park Grill is located at the entrance of Chicago’s Millennium Park and steps from Michigan Avenue. Visit parkgrillchicago.com for more information.

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