Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon App, Powered by Tata Consultancy Services is the perfect resource to prepare for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Whether you’re running or spectating, the free mobile app includes everything you’ll need to be prepared for a great race week experience.
The mobile app features unlimited live race day runner tracking, elite athlete profiles, live broadcast streaming, real-time weather, an interactive course map, bib share, marathon store, event photos and much more!*
* The 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon mobile app will be available in advance of the event.
Abbott Chicago 5K
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon attracts runners from all 50 states, more than 100 countries, and brings Chicagoans together for a weekend of excitement. Wherever you arrive from, the Abbott Chicago 5K is the perfect way for marathoners, fans of the sport and friends and family to experience this international city and take part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon weekend.
To learn more about the Abbott Chicago 5K visit chicago5K.com.
Nike Pace Team
The Nike Pace Team is comprised of marathon veterans who help others achieve their performance goals. The Nike Pace Team will pace groups of runners according to the following finish times: 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:15, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:10, 4:20, 4:30, 4:40, 4:50, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30 and 5:45. Learn more about the Nike Pace Team, including how to join and frequently asked questions.
NBC 5 Chicago
NBC 5 Chicago and nbcchicago.com will provide complete live TV coverage and live streaming of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on race day. The NBC 5 Chicago live television broadcast will air from 7 to 11 a.m. and the live stream will be available at nbcchicago.com from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Telemundo Chicago and telemundochicago.com will provide live reports and live streaming of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on race day. The Telemundo Chicago live television broadcast will air starting at 7 a.m. and the live stream will be available at telemundochicago.com from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
670 The Score Sports Radio
670 The Score Sports Radio will provide complete live radio coverage of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on race day from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Listen to Josh Liss and expert analysts provide a play-by-play of all the exciting action on Sunday, October 10.
Tune in before the race to listen to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon preview shows featuring running experts and the Chicago Marathon Executive Race Director, Carey Pinkowski. The shows will air at 7 a.m. the three Saturdays leading up to the event.
Information tents will be available throughout Grant Park on race day. Volunteers at information tents will be available to assist participants and spectators with event information, course maps and general event inquiries as well as lost and found items.
- On the east side of Michigan Avenue at 11th Street
- On the east side of Michigan Avenue at Harrison Street
- Within the Buckingham Fountain Gear Check facility (participant-only Information Tent)
- On the east side of Michigan Avenue at Jackson Drive
- Northside of Jackson Drive between Columbus Drive and Lake Shore Drive
- On the northwest corner of Ida B. Wells Drive and Columbus Drive
Lost and found
Lost and found items will be collected throughout race weekend at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo and in Grant Park on race day. Additional information about Lost and found will be available in advance of the 2021 event.
27th Mile Post-Race Party
Celebrate your accomplishment at the 27th Mile Post-Race Party in Butler Field, near the start line at Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive. Participants age 21 and over (photo ID required) can redeem the tear-off portion of their bib number for one Goose Island beer at the outdoor celebration.