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Sun 11 Oct 2020

Chicago Marathon

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The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the six major events that make up the World Marathon Majors along with the marathons of New York, Boston, Berlin, London and Tokyo. Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.

This marathon has a long history, since its first edition was held in 1905 and 15 athletes participated, of which only 7 finished the race. Nowadays, more than 45,000 runners from all over the world participate including elite and popular runners.

This year do not miss the opportunity to compete in one of the greatest marathons in the world!

Travel

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is known for its flat and fast course. The race starts and finishes in Grant Park and travels through one of the world’s most magnificent cities. The course has produced four world records, several national records and countless personal bests. Runners enjoy the support of 1.7 million spectators as they run through 29 neighborhoods. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon start line is located in Grant Park at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Monroe Street.

Services

  • Drink
  • T shirt
  • Exposition

Program

FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up (McCormick Place, North Building, Hall B)

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER
7:30 a.m. – International Chicago 5K (Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street)

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up (McCormick Place, North Building, Hall B)

SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER
5:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
5:30 a.m. – Start corrals open
7:20 a.m. – Wave 1 (Red) start corrals close
7:20 a.m. – Marathon Wheelchair Start (men)
7:21 a.m. – Marathon Wheelchair Start (women)
7:22 a.m. – Handcycle Start
7:23 a.m. – Athletes with Disabilities Start
7:30 a.m. – Wave 1 Start
7:45 a.m. – Wave 2 (Blue) start corrals close
8:00 a.m. – Wave 2 Start
8:10 a.m. – Wave 3 (Orange) start corrals close
8:35 a.m. – Wave 3 Start
9:30 a.m. – Grant Park opens to spectators
9:30 a.m. – Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party starts
4:00 p.m. – Gear check closes
4:00 p.m. – Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party ends
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Bank of America Chicago Marathon