The media credential application for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is closed. Credentials to cover the 2015 race may not be applied for at this time.
Media interested in acquiring additional information about the Bank of America Chicago Marathon should send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media credentials will be printed with the reporter’s name and outlet. The name on the credential must match the reporter’s ID.
For this reason, media will no longer be able to apply for generic press passes (i.e. Cameraman #1). If your station intends on covering the race, we advise that you fill out credential request forms for each person that could potentially need media authorization on race day. Media access on race day will not be allowed for any individual who does not have a credential matching his or her personal ID.
Media access options
General media: This credential will allow the media member access to pre- and post-race press conferences, and the working media center on race day.
Photographer/videographer: This credential will allow the media member access to access to pre- and post-race press conferences and the start and finish line photo corrals.
- Start line photo corral access: Sunday, October 11 (5:30 to 8:30 a.m.)
- Finish line photo corral access: Sunday, October 11 (8:00 to 10:30 a.m.)
The finish line corrals will close as soon as the last elite runner crosses the finish line.
Please note: Members of the media may shoot photography or video along the course without a race-issued credential. The start line and finish line photo corrals will only be accessible by media members with official credentials. Members of the media will not have access to restricted areas of Grant Park beyond the designated start line and finish line photo corrals.
All credentialed media accessing Grant Park will be subject to a security screening. Media members covering the start of the race will receive transportation from the media center to the start line photo corral. More information will be sent to credentialed media in advance of race weekend.