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The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo features more than 180 exhibitors offering Bank of America Chicago Marathon merchandise and the latest in running footwear, apparel, nutrition and technology. Additionally, the Health & Fitness Expo is the home of the participant packet pick-up for all Marathon participants. Held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the two-day Expo is free and open to the public.

Location & hours
Participant packet pick-up
Expo transportation
Public transportation
Marketing opportunities

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo

Location & hours

McCormick Place
2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive*
Chicago, IL 60616

Friday, October 8
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 9
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Times are subject to change.

*For driving and parking, use the above address for the best access to the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo. If you are driving, follow the signs for Parking Lot A for the most convenient parking location. The publicly listed mailing address for McCormick Place is 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive.

Participant packet pick-up

Participant packet items include:

  • Bib number* and safety pins
  • MYLAPS BibTag timing device
  • Gear check tag
  • Nike participant running shirt
  • Participant bag

*Registered participants age 21 and over will receive a tag on their bib number redeemable for one Goose Island beer following the race.

Packet pick-up is located at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, McCormick Place. Participants must present their packet pick-up ticket or email along with a photo ID to receive their participant packet and participant bag.

You must pick up your participant packet and participant bag in person at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo during regularly scheduled hours. These items (participant packets, bags and running shirts) will not be available for pickup on race day, and will not be mailed. Individuals will not be allowed to pick up these items on behalf of others.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo transportation

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo parking
Parking will be available to all Abbott Health & Fitness Expo Attendees at McCormick Place Parking Lot A for a reduced rate of $10. You must have your parking ticket validated at the Health & Fitness Expo in order to receive the reduced rate. View driving directions to McCormick Place Parking Lot A.

Public transportation

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transit tips
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers an economical and convenient way to get to and from the Health & Fitness Expo. Learn more about CTA fares and transit directions to McCormick Place.

Visit transitchicago.com for information on CTA fares and transit directions to McCormick Place.


South Shore Line
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo attendees are encouraged to take the South Shore Line race weekend. The South Shore Line runs from South Bend, Indiana to Chicago with stops along the way. Park your car at one of the convenient South Shore Line stations and ride in comfort to the Health & Fitness Expo.

Visit mysouthshoreline.com for more information about stations and tickets.

South Shore Line

Metra train service
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Metra’s $10-weekend pass for unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information on Metra service, visit metra.com or call 312.322.6777.

Metra Electric
Take the Metra Electric line to and from the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo. Metra Electric provides frequent service between McCormick Place and downtown. Visit metra.com for more information.


Marketing opportunities

If you are a vendor who is interested in marketing at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, please visit the Marketing opportunities page for more information.

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