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Finish Line Lounge

The highest-end hospitality experience for executive level guests and key influencers who are enjoying race day from a spectator’s perspective. This premium venue will also allow guests to be a part of the excitement as runners cross the Finish Line.

  • Clientele: Bank of America invited guests, event sponsors, event VIP guests, Premier Runner Program guests
  • 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Finish Line Lounge

Sunday, October 9, 2022
5:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grant Park
Chicago, Illinois

Tickets are required for access to the Finish Line Lounge. Access into Grant Park will be restricted. All guests must enter the park at Balbo Drive and Michigan Avenue.

Upon entry to the tent, your ticket will be exchanged for a credential and wristband allowing you unlimited access in and out of the tent and bleachers.

Race day schedule

5:30 a.m. – Venue opens and breakfast available
7:20 a.m. – Start of wheelchair race
7:30 a.m. – Start of race – Wave 1 (Elites, Corrals A-E)
8:00 a.m. – Start of race – Wave 2 (Corrals F-H)
8:35 a.m. – Start of race – Wave 3 (Corrals J-L)
10:00 a.m. –  Bar opens
11:00 a.m. – Lunch available
12:00 p.m. – Champions presentation*
3:45 p.m. – Bar closes
4:00 p.m. – Venue closes

*Time subject to change

The Finish Line Lounge is located near the finish line. Please see your ticket for a detailed map.

Race day experience

The Finish Line Lounge is the ideal venue for marathon enthusiasts who want to be part of the excitement as runners cross the finish line. The following amenities will be provided throughout the day:

  • Temperature controlled venue
  • Gourmet breakfast and lunch
  • Premium bar offered throughout the day
  • Private restroom facilities
  • Runner updates
  • Live NBC5 TV broadcast of the race
  • Reserved bleacher seating near the finish line
  • Post-race champion(s) and/or elite runner visits
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