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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
Participant guide
Download the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Mobile Application, Powered by Tata Consultancy Services
2016 Official program
Run in the inaugural International Chicago 5K

Age groups and awards
Nike+ Run Club Pacers
Information presented by Molex
Lost and found
27th Mile Post-Race Party
Restaurants


Schedule of events

Friday, October 7
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place; Lakeside Center, Hall D
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 8
International Chicago 5K
7:30 a.m.
Learn more at Chicago5K.com.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place; Lakeside Center, Hall D
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 9
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 a.m. – Wave 2 Start

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 27th Mile Post-Race Party
Grant Park, Butler Field
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Times are subject to change.

Participant guide

The 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant guide includes all the key information participants will need in order to be prepared for and ready to have a great race experience. This guide will serve as a step-by-step manual to assist participants during race week, from the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, to race morning in Grant Park and during the race itself.

Click here to download the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant guide.

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The Bank of America Chicago Marathon mobile application, Powered by Tata Consultancy Services is the perfect on the go guide for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The free mobile application includes everything you’ll need to be prepared for a great race experience, whether you’re running or cheering on friends and family.

The 2016 mobile application features the official Nike+ Run Club training program, live race day runner tracking, schedule of events, real time weather, an interactive course map, event photos and much more!

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2016 Official program

Can’t wait to get a peek of the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon official program? The wait is over! The official program is now available at select stores and fitness clubs throughout the Chicago area (wherever Chicago Athlete Magazine is distributed). Click here to view the program online.

All registered participants will receive a copy of the official program in their participant bag at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo.

Run in the inaugural International Chicago 5K

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The 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 on Saturday, October 8 for the 2016 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 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.

Personal 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. To learn more about the NRC Pacers, including how to join and frequently asked questions, click here.

MolexInformation 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.

Lost and found

Lost and found items will be collected throughout race weekend at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo and in Grant Park on race day. Items turned in on race day can be reclaimed from 4:30 – 8 p.m. at the Grant Park Lost & Found tent. If you are looking for an item that was lost please visit chicagomarathon.com/lostandfound race weekend to confirm if your item was found and turned into the event lost and found. Any items unclaimed by October 28, 2016 will no longer be available.

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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.

Runner Reunite area
Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants are encouraged to reunite with your family and friends after the race at the Runner Reunite area of the 27th Mile Post-Race Party. The Runner Reunite area will be organized by alphabetical signs (A-Z) to facilitate meeting locations by name. When making plans to reunite with their family and friends, runners should factor in the necessary time it will take to navigate through the finish area and collect your bag from gear check. Also, be sure to devise a back-up plan in the event that you cannot locate your party within Grant Park.

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.

Goose Island_2016Continue your post-race celebration with Goose 312
Goose Island Beer Co. is proud to set the pace for race day refreshment in Chicago. After the 27th Mile Post-Race Party, continue the celebration at one of the five 312 Post-Race Participant Celebrations throughout the city. Be one of the first 312 runners to arrive wearing their 2016 finisher medal at any of the five locations and the first 312 Urban Wheat Ale is on the house!

Lizzie McNeal’s
400 N. McClurg Ct.
312.467.1992

The Plaza at Park Grill
11 N. Michigan Ave.
312.521.7275

Goose Island Brewpub Clybourn
1800 N. Clybourn Ave.
312.915.0071 

Hard Rock Café Chicago
63 W. Ontario St.
312.943.2252 

Goose Island Tap Room
1800 W. Fulton St.

Moe’s Cantina
155 W. Kinzie St.
312.245.2000

Restaurants

Park Grill

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.

The Plaza at Millennium Park Pasta Dinner
The Plaza at Millennium Park, the featured restaurant of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, is hosting a pre-race pasta dinner on Saturday, October 8! The pasta dinner includes a pasta buffet, build-your-own pasta station, a selection of seasonal sides and desserts and Goose Island beer. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a welcome by Olympic Medalist & American Record Holder Deena Kastor. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a meet & greet and take photos with Deena. Tickets can be purchased at parkgrillchicago.com/events for only $40!

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