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.
Friday, October 6
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 7
Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K
Learn more at Chicago5K.com.
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 backup plan in the event that you cannot locate your party within Grant Park.
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.
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.