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Marketing opportunities

This year, marks the 40th anniversary 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 2017 event is the perfect opportunity to introduce participants and patrons to your brand!

Learn more about 2017 marketing opportunities! Sign up today!

Click to register for the Expo, participant bag and/or virtual bag opportunity.

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 2, 2016
2017 Expo / Participant Bag / Virtual Bag online registration opens at

August 18, 2017
Exhibitor Kit to be available to exhibitors

September 1, 2017
Participant Bag insert deadline

September 15, 2017
Virtual Bag upload deadline

For more information, contact Paul Brackey at 312.904.9812 or


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. Click here for more information.

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 To purchase fare cards in advance, visit 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 or call 800.284.3826. For private charters call 773.843.2420.

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