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.
International 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 International 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 International 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.
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. The Lost and found page will be available in advance of the next event.
Connect with friends and family after the race, at Runner Reunite. Alphabetical signs (A-Z) will be staged on Columbus Drive adjacent to the Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party to facilitate meeting locations by name. When making plans to reunite with your family and friends, factor in the necessary time it will take you to navigate through the finish area and collect your bag from gear check. Also, be sure to devise a back-up plan if you cannot locate your party within Grant Park. Once you’ve connected, head to the Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party to celebrate your finish.
Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party
After connecting with your loved ones, celebrate your accomplishment at the Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party in Butler Field, near the start line at Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive. The outdoor celebration will feature live music and food and beverages available for purchase. Participants age 21 and over (photo ID required) can redeem the tear-off portion of their bib number for one Goose Island beer.
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 Urban Wheat Ale or a Born + Raised Cream Ale at the Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party, in Grant Park’s Butler Field, immediately after the race.
After the Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party, continue the keeping 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 six locations, and the first 312 Urban Wheat Ale is on the house!
The Goose Island Post-Race Participant Celebration locations will be available in advance of the next event.