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RUNNER INFORMATION

Ruth Chepngetich winning the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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.

Schedule of events
Bank of America Chicago Marathon App, Powered by TCS
Abbott Chicago 5K
Participant guide
Pace Team
Broadcast information
Lost and found
Race day lactation spaces
27th Mile Post-Race Party


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 10

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place

Friday, October 11

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place

Saturday, October 12

Abbott Chicago 5K
Grant Park

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place

Sunday, October 13

Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Grant Park
Marathon Wheelchair Start (men): 7:20 a.m.
Marathon Wheelchair Start (women): 7:21 a.m.
Marathon Handcycle Start: 7:23 a.m.
Marathon Wave 1 Start (red): 7:30 a.m.
Marathon Wave 2 Start (blue): 8 a.m.
Marathon Wave 3 Start (orange): 8:35 a.m.
Spectator access to Grant Park begins: 9:30 a.m.

27th Mile Post-Race Party
Grant Park, Butler Field
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Time are subject to change


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 2024 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.

More information about the app will be available before the 2024 event.


ABBOTT CHICAGO 5K

The Abbott Chicago 5K is the perfect way for marathoners, fans of the sport and friends and family to experience Chicago and take part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon weekend. The 3.1-mile course weaves through the heart of downtown Chicago and runs past iconic downtown landmarks. In recognition of each runner’s participation on race day, the event will make a two-dollar donation to the American Diabetes Association for every participant who crosses the finish line.

To learn more about the Abbott Chicago 5K visit chicago5K.com.

Abbott Chicago 5K


PARTICIPANT GUIDE

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant guide includes all the information participants need to have a great race weekend experience. The guide will serve as a step-by-step manual to assist participants during race week, from the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo to race morning in Grant Park and during the race itself. Inside, you will find schedules, policies and detailed information on the weekend’s events.

View the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant guide.


PACE TEAM

The Pace Team is comprised of marathon veterans who help others achieve their performance goals. The 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 Pace Team, including how to join and frequently asked questions.


BROADCAST INFORMATION

Watch live

NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago and TeleXitos will provide complete live TV coverage and live streaming of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in English and Spanish. The NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago and TeleXitos live television broadcasts will air from 7 – 11 a.m. CST and the live stream will be available at nbcchicago.com and telemundochicago.com, on the NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago apps, and on the stations’ Roku and Apple TV channels, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST.

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Listen live

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. Download the free Audacy app to listen from anywhere.

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.

WSCR The Score


RACE DAY LACTATION SPACES

Private and semi-private lactation spaces are available to participants on race day. Participants interested in using the spaces will have access to a private or semi-private seating area (chair and table), a water source or a portable hand-washing station and a power source.  Spaces will be available in the following locations:

More information on lactation spaces will be available in advance of the event.


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. If you are looking for an item that was lost, please go to the nearest information tent for more information or visit chicagomarathon.com/lostandfound to confirm if your item was turned into the event lost and found.

Following the event, items can be reclaimed at the Hilton Chicago (enter off 8th Street) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, October 9.

Any items unclaimed by Friday, October 27 will no longer be available.


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 aged 21 and over (photo ID required) can redeem the tear-off portion of their bib number for one beer.


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