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Exhibitor Information


2018 Abbott Health & Fitness Expo exhibitor information

Below is all of the information you need to prepare for your exhibit at the 2018 Abbott Health & Fitness Expo. As a registered vendor, you will need this information to coordinate your booth set-up with McCormick Place and Freeman Decorating, including carpeting, phone services, internet lines, signage and electrical, among other on-site necessities.

McCormick Place security and first aid: 312.791.6060

Expo director: Paul Brackey
(e) paul.brackey@cemevent.com

Discounted parking at the Health & Fitness Expo
Parking fee: Discounted parking is available to all Health & Fitness Expo attendees parking in Lot A only.

Days discount will be offered: October 5 – 6 (Friday-Saturday)

To view McCormick Map and get driving directions to the
Lots: mccormickplace.com/attendees/getting-here.php

Deadlines for discount pricing
Thursday, September 14 for Exhibitor Kit order forms

Expo hours – Open to the public
Friday, October 5, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Exhibitor move-in hours – Loading dock
Thursday, October 4, 8:00 am. – 5:00 p.m.

Floor plan

2017 Floor plan (.pdf)*
2017 Exhibitor list (.pdf)*

*The 2018 floor plan and exhibitor list will be available prior to the event.

Administrative forms

Bank of America Chicago Marathon W-9 (.pdf)

Certificate of Insurance Requirements
All Exhibitors are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance via email to insurance@cemevent.net by Friday, September 21, 2018. Please review our requirements in the following link: chicagomarathon.com/coi

Exhibitors that need to purchase race weekend coverage to meet our requirements can do so through our insurance broker, Associated Agencies, via the following link: chicagomarathon.com/insurance

Special Event Tax Collection Report and Payment Coupon
All Exhibitors making sales in Illinois are required to report and pay all tax due based on their total receipts within (10) days of the close of the exhibit. The Special Event Tax Collection Report and Payment Coupon are included for your reference: chicagomarathon.com/tax

Automobile and Small Utility Vehicle Program (ASUV)

McCormick Place allows exhibitors to unload and load small privately-owned vehicles without hiring labor at designated areas in the building. Show management will determine the hours of operation for each event. We encourage exhibitors to participate in the ASUV program using one of the options listed on our website. Please visit mccormickplace.com/exhibitors/asuv for complete details.

Move in
Thursday, October 4: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Move out
Saturday, October 6: 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sustainability guidelines

View the event and McCormick Place sustainability initiatives and guidelines to see how you can help make the Health & Fitness Expo more sustainable.

Sustainability tips for exhibitors (.pdf)
Event sustainability guidelines (.pdf)

Chicago Tribune opportunity

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As the exclusive newspaper media partner, the Chicago Tribune produces two special sections for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The preview wrapper (Friday, Oct. 5) and commemorative results section (Monday, Oct. 8) in all Tribune papers. With an overall reach 900,000+ daily readers this is a great way to share your message with Chicago! Additional details on special rates and packages are available here.


Experient is the official housing partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, offering access to exclusive room blocks at the city’s most desirable hotels. Book a room for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. 

View distances from major Chicago hotels to the Chicago Marathon start line, finish line, Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, airports, public transportation, city landmarks and more.

Hilton Chicago
The Hilton Chicago is the official headquarters hotel of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Located just across the street from Grant Park, the Hilton Chicago is a hub of activity on race weekend.


American AirlinesAmerican Airlines logo
With over 500 daily flights at Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and the ability to connect on to more than 120 destinations worldwide, American is proud to bring people to the Windy City.   American Airlines is the official airline of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

GO Airport ExpressGO Airport Express
GO Airport Express is the premier shared ride ground transportation provider for Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway Airports. Offering efficient and economical shuttles from O’Hare and Midway airports. GO Airport Express counters can be found in the baggage claim area of the airport. Shuttles depart every 10 to 15 minutes.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)CTA Logo
Participants and spectators are encouraged to use public transportation throughout the race weekend. For travel information, visit CTA’s Trip Planner at transitchicago.com. To purchase fare cards in advance, visit faremedia.chicago-card.com or call 312.836.7000 for more information.

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Metra Electric Rail provides frequent service between the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo and downtown, with convenient stops at Millennium station, Van Buren Street and Museum Campus. View the complete Abbott Health and Fitness Expo schedule.

South Shore LineSouth Shore Line logo
Participants and spectators are encouraged to take the South Shore Line to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Abbott Health & Fitness Expo. The South Shore Line runs from South Bend, Indiana to Chicago with stops along the way. View the 2017 South Shore Line schedule.

Park your car at one of the convenient South Shore Line stations and ride in comfort to the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo and to Grant Park on race day. For more information about stations and tickets visit mysouthshoreline.com or call 312.836.7000.


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Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!
To book convenient and affordable parking, we recommend using SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2018 SpotHero parking page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code CHIMARATHON for an extra $5 off your first park!

Millennium Garages
Millennium Garages offer the closest race day parking options to Grant Park at the Grant Park North, Grant Park South, Millennium Park, and Millennium Lakeside garages.
Learn more.

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