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Media credentials

All 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon media credentials must be applied for by 5 p.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, September 12.

Credentials to cover the race may not be applied for after the application deadline (5 p.m. CT on Thursday, September 12). Media credentials will be printed with an individual’s name and media organization. Individuals will be required to show photo identification when picking up media credentials.

Media access for the event will not be allowed for any individual who does not have a credential matching their photo identification. All media credential applications are reviewed by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon media team. Completing this application does not guarantee media credential access for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. You will be contacted by the event within five to seven business days with the status of your application.

                                                                                                                       


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 pre- and post-race press conferences and the start and finish line photo corrals.

  • Start line photo corral access: Sunday, October 13 (5:30 to 8:30 a.m.)
    The start line photo corral will close as soon as the last runner crosses the start line.
  • Finish line photo corral access: Sunday, October 13 (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. Media members covering the finish of the race will be escorted to the finish line photo corral by a member of the media team. More information will be sent to credentialed media in advance of race weekend.


Bank of America Chicago Marathon Credential Request Form

  • Name * Required
  • Requested access: * Required
  • * Required
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