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Participants on Broadway during the 2023 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
Pace Team
Broadcast information
Lost and found
Race day lactation spaces
27th Mile Post-Race Party
Goose Island Beer Co. post-race celebrations


Thursday, October 10

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, October 11

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 12

Abbott Chicago 5K
Grant Park

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up
McCormick Place
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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


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.


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.

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

Abbott Chicago 5K


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.


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. CT 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. CT.


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


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: Grant Park, Hilton Chicago and on course.

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


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.


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.


After the 27th Mile Post-Race Party, continue the celebration at one of the three Goose Island Post-Race Participant Celebrations throughout the city. Be one of the first three hundred and twelve runners to arrive wearing a 2024 finisher medal, at any of the three locations, and the first 312 Urban Wheat Ale is on the house!

This year’s Goose Island post-race participant celebrations will take place at:

  • Lizzie McNeill’s (400 N. McClurg Ct., Chicago, IL 60611)
  • Hard Rock Cafe (63 W. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60654)
  • Millennium Hall (11 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60602)

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