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Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners

The application window for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed at 2 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Thursday, November 30.

Runners who applied for an entry can access their participant account at any time.

Log into your participant account

Entry cancellation

The opportunity to cancel your 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon entry is now available. Please note, this opportunity will not be available to you if you received a guaranteed entry through the 2017 cancelled (deferred) entry, 2018 charity or 2018 tour group applications. The deadline to cancel your 2018 entry is 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Tuesday, September 18. To learn more visit the entry cancellation page.

Registration fee

  • U.S. residents (those who live in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories): $195 (USD)
  • Non-U.S. residents: $220 (USD)

You will be asked to provide credit card information as a part of the application process. Your credit card will be charged when and if your application is approved or selected through drawing.

When completing the application please use a credit card that has an expiration date later than December 2017.

Athletes with Disabilities Program

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon strives to provide accessibility for all athletes with disabilities through our Athletes with Disabilities Program. For more information visit the Athletes with Disabilities Program page.

Event requirements

  • Participants must be 16 years or older on race day.
  • Participants 16-17 years of age must have permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race. This permission is given during the application process.
  • The Bank of America Chicago Marathon requires that participants be able to complete the 26.2 mile distance in six hours and 30 minutes (6:30:59). The marathon course will reopen for public use on a rolling schedule based on this time limit.
  • The sale and/or transfer of race entries/bib numbers is strictly prohibited.
  • All registration fees and ancillary purchases are nonrefundable.
  • All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number and timing device) at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo during the scheduled hours of operation on Friday, October 5 or Saturday, October 6.
  • All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID upon picking up their own participant packet.
  • All participants must be familiar with and abide by the event rules.

Application frequently asked questions

For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon application, please view the Frequently asked application questions page.

If you have questions about registration, please call the Bank of America Chicago Marathon office during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. U.S. Central Time) at 312.904.9800 or email

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