Join in the excitement of a cheer zone as you encourage runners on race day. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon course features three themed cheer zones: one at 8K, one at Mile 15, and one at Mile 26.
Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Cheer Zone – 8K
Cheer on runners as they shamROCK through the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Cheer Zone located in Lincoln Park at the 8K mark. The Shamrock Shuffle is the kickoff to the Chicago running season and is a continuation of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Visit shamrockshuffle.com for more information.
Charity Block Party – Mile 15
Thousands of Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants are running and fundraising on behalf of important local, national and global causes. To celebrate the impact these participants make, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will host a Charity Block Party near Mile 15. Spectators, family and friends are welcome to cheer on their charity runners at the Charity Block Party located at Adams Street and Loomis Street near Whitney Young High School.
Bank of America Cheer Zone – Mile 26
Welcome back to the city that’s always up and running! Join Bank of America in supporting the return of racing in Chicago. Be a part of the excitement by bringing your noisemakers and cheer signs to celebrate and help motivate runners in their journey to the finish. The Bank of America Cheer Zone is near the finish line at Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road.