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Event update: The safety and wellbeing of our participants, volunteers, event staff, and spectators is always our top priority. We are closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. Learn more.

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon COVID-19 Update

Last updated: Monday, June 8, 2020

For more than 40 years, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has welcomed runners from every Chicago neighborhood, every U.S. state and every corner of the globe to celebrate our sport, personal achievement and the endurance of the human spirit.

We’re reaching out to you now as June marks the beginning of the journey to race weekend for our runners, volunteers, sponsors and partners. We recognize the personal commitment that is made by each of you and acknowledge the lingering question about the status of the event due to public health risks brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

At this time, we are unable to say definitively whether or not the race will proceed and we want you to know that we are preparing for both outcomes.

We’re continuing our preparations for the event with the goal of providing a safe race weekend experience. This includes working with city and state officials to align our preparations with their current guidelines and re-opening framework.

Work is being done every day knowing that external factors could mean that we cannot safely hold the race. In addition, we’re also working to ensure that in the event of a cancellation, we are able to provide you with unique options outside of our standard event policies.

Just as you make your commitment to the race, it is our commitment to you to share our decision with you as soon as possible.

We look forward to the future when we can celebrate our sport and the bonds we share with one another. For now, we encourage you to stay safe and stay motivated.


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