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Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon App, Powered by TCS
Abbott Chicago 5K
Nike Pace Team
Broadcast information
Information tents
Lost and found
27th Mile Post-Race Party


Bank of America Chicago Marathon App, Powered by TCS

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.

Abbott Chicago 5K


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.

Nike


Broadcast information

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.

NBC

Telemundo Chicago

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.

Telemundo

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.

WSCR The Score


Information tents

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
  • North side 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.


Continue your post-race celebration with Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose Island is proud to set the pace for race day refreshments in Chicago. Enjoy 312 Shandy Lemonade or a Next Coast IPA at the 27th Mile Post-Race Party, in Grant Park’s Butler Field, immediately after the race.

After the 27th Mile Post-Race Party, continue celebrating at one of the Goose Island Post-Race Participant Celebrations throughout the city. Be one of the first three hundred and twelve runners to arrive wearing a finisher medal, at any of the 6 locations, and the first 312 Urban Wheat Ale is on the house!

Goose Island Taproom
1800 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
Goose Island Brewhouse
1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Lizzie McNeill’s
400 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611
Hard Rock Café
63 W Ontario St,
Chicago, IL 60654
HVAC Pub
3530 N Clark St,
Chicago, IL 60657
Joy District
112 W Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60654

Goose Island


Bank of America Abbott World Marathon Majors

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