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The 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Media Guide is available for download. As part of the Chicago Marathon’s commitment to sustainability, the guide will be available in a digital-only format this year.

2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Media Guide (.pdf)


The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is excited to welcome professional athletes from around the world to its start line on Sunday, October 8. View the complete 2023 professional field roster here.

Previously announced athletes Milkesa Mengesha (ETH), Daniel Do Nascimento (BRA), Kei Katanishi (JPN), Jorge Castelblanco (PAN), Colin Mickow (USA), Tigist Girma (ETH), Aliphine Tuliamuk (USA), Nell Rojas (USA) and Ernst Van Dyk (RSA) have withdrawn from the 2023 event.


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 48,000 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 millions of dollars in annual economic impact to its host city.


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 Abbott World Marathon Majors Marathon Tours and Travel Age Group Qualifier

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