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Cheer on participants as they make the turn onto Columbus Drive in the final stretch of the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Spectators can purchase East Side Viewing Area tickets to access an exclusive spectator viewing area at the finish line.

The East Side Viewing Area is in Grant Park on the east side of Columbus Drive. Ticketed guests will enter Grant Park at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 11th Street. Guests must pass through a security screening and present a ticket in exchange for a wristband to enter the secure area. The wristband will allow you to exit and re-enter the area throughout the day.

Youth eight years of age and younger will be able to access the East Side Viewing Area for free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

View the 2023 East Side Viewing Area map (.pdf)*

*The 2024 map will be available in the coming months.

Ticket per person: $30 (USD)
East Side Viewing Area tickets are non-refundable.

Purchased tickets will be sent electronically. All guests must have a ticket (printed or digital) to access the East Side Viewing Area (youth 8 years and under free).

Purchase tickets

Participants interested in purchasing East Side Viewing Area tickets, including tickets for friends and family, should make their purchase through the Participant Account for a more streamlined experience on race weekend.

Participant Account

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