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Media interested in acquiring additional information about the Bank of America Chicago Marathon should send inquiries to press@chicagomarathon.com.

Press releases

Visit the press release archive to view the latest news and announcements from the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon press release archive

2022 Elite field

The stage is set for exciting competition at this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. View the full elite athlete roster by clicking the link below.

2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon elite athlete roster (.pdf)

Media guide

View the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon media guide. As part of the Chicago Marathon’s commitment to sustainability, the guide will be available in a digital-only format. The 2022 Chicago Marathon media guide will be available in advance of race weekend.

2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Media Guide (.pdf)

Media credential application

The media credential application for the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed at 5 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon welcomes thousands of runners from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, including a world-class elite field, top regional and Masters runners, race veterans, debut marathoners and charity runners. The race’s iconic course takes runners through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago. Annually, an estimated 1.7 million spectators line the streets cheering on more than 40,000 runners from the start line to the final stretch down Columbus Drive. As a result of the race’s national and international draw, the Chicago Marathon assists in raising millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes while generating $428 million in annual economic impact to its host city.

About the Abbott World Marathon Majors

For runners across the globe, competing in an Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) race is a significant accomplishment. Six of the largest and most renowned road races in the world – Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathons – make up AbbottWMM. The organization delivers several unique benefits to runners:

  • Unparalleled experiences – operational excellence at each race ensures a premium race-day journey for runners
  • Championship Series – professional athletes competing in AbbottWMM qualifying events compete for a prize purse every year
  • Advancement of marathoning – AbbottWMM organizers aggressively champion anti-doping protocols and other efforts to move the sport forward

The inaugural series began in Boston in April 2006 and concluded at the New York City Marathon in November 2007. To learn more and to view the current Abbott World Marathon Majors leader boards visit worldmarathonmajors.com.

Bank of America Abbott World Marathon Majors

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