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Countdown to the big race, October 13, 2019

Marketing opportunities

This year, will be the 42nd running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. What started as a local race in 1977, has grown into a internationally renowned event that welcomes thousands of runners from more than 100 countries and all 50 states.

The 2019 event is the perfect opportunity to introduce participants and patrons to your brand!

We are working with the below deliverable dates to get the everything finalized earlier than before to elevate our event app with an interactive Expo floor plan.

November 16, 2018
2019 Expo / Participant Bag / Virtual Bag online registration opens at chicagomarathon.com/marketing

August 16, 2019
Exhibitor Kit to be available to exhibitors

August 30, 2019
Participant Bag insert deadline

September 13, 2019*
Virtual Bag upload deadline

*Potential virtual bag opportunities will be throughout the year.

Expo booth pricing
The table below is the 2018 expo pricing schedule.*

2018 Expo booth pricing










*The 2019 expo booth pricing will be available soon.

For more information, contact Paul Brackey at 312.904.9812 or paul.brackey@cemevent.com.


Hotels and travel

Experient LogoExperient 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. Learn more.

Hilton LogoHilton 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.

CTA LogoChicago Transit Authority (CTA)
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.

GO Airport ExpressGO Airport Express
GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle transportation between Chicago area locations and O’Hare and Midway Airports. Efficient and economical shared-ride shuttles depart from O’Hare and Midway Airports every 10 minutes for Chicago downtown and suburban locations. Shuttle counters are located at both O’Hare and Midway in the baggage claim areas. Transportation to airports is arranged by reservation. To make a shuttle reservation, visit airportexpress.com or call 800.284.3826. For private charters call 773.843.2420.

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