The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 13, 2013, 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.
Grant Park, Chicago
Marathon Wheelchair Start 7:20 a.m.
Marathon Handcycle Start 7:21 a.m.
Wave 1 Start 7:30 a.m.
Wave 2 Start 8 a.m.
27th Mile Post-Race Party 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Participant Guide will be mailed to all registered participants. The mailed copy of the Participant Guide will include a Packet Pick-Up Ticket and important information, timelines, details and maps.
Click here (.pdf) to download the 2013 Participant Guide.*
*The .pdf version of the Participant Guide does NOT include your Packet Pick-Up Ticket. Only the mailed version of the Participant Guide and the emailed version of your Packet Pick-Up Ticket will allow you to pick-up your Participant Packet at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo.
The 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Official Program is now available to view online. In addition, the Official Program will be distributed to select specialty running stores, sporting goods stores and fitness clubs throughout the Chicago area prior to race day (wherever Chicago Athlete is distributed).
Please note all registered participants will receive a copy of the Official Program in their Participant Bag at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo.
Information presented by Tata Consultancy Services will be available throughout Grant Park on race day. Information Tents will be available to assist participants and spectators with event information, course maps and general event inquiries as well as lost and found items. Information Tents will be located in the following areas:
· On the east side of Michigan Avenue at 11th Street
· On the east side of Michigan Avenue at Harrison Street
· On the east side of Michigan Avenue at Jackson Drive
· Within the Buckingham Fountain Gear Check facility (Participant Only Information Tent)
South side of
Jackson Drive between Columbus
Drive and Lake
· On the northwest corner of Congress Parkway and Columbus Drive
In addition to the six Information Tents, Information Teams of 2 to 4 individuals will be positioned throughout Grant Park and on Michigan Avenue on race morning to assist participants and spectators with maps and viewing tips.
Participants will compete in the following Male and Female Age Groups: 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.
Personal engraved finish medals will be awarded to the top five finishers in the above Age Groups.
Nike+ Pace Teams are comprised of marathon veterans who help others achieve their performance goals. Nike+ Pace Team Leaders will pace groups of runners according to the following finish times: 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:15, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:10, 4:25, 4:30, 4:40, 4:55, 5:00, 5:10, 5:25 and 5:45. To learn more about Nike+ Pace Teams, including how to join and Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
Take your performance to the next level by forming a team and participating in the Team Competition. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon Team Competition is free and open to all runners, running club members, groups of friends, co-workers and corporate teams. The Team Competition offers two divisions: Red for competitive teams and Blue, for runners of all abilities. The Team Competition offers Male, Female, Mixed, and Masters categories, as well as combined finish time and age-graded scoring.
The registration confirmation link below includes all of the participants who have successfully completed their registration for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. If your name appears within this searchable database, this serves as official confirmation of entry into the 2013 race. This database is updated daily. Once you register, please allow 24 hours before confirming your entry online.