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Runners have just over a week to apply for an entry into the 2019 the Bank of America
Chicago Marathon! The application window closes at 2 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) next Thursday, November 29.

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Run for charity and guarantee your spot
Since 2002, Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners have raised more than $185 million dollars on behalf of local, national and international causes. Secure your spot at the start line by joining a charity team in 2019! The Chicago Marathon works with more than 170 organizations.

Click here to view the charities that have spots available.

Racing around the world The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW Berlin-Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon. The organizers of these events are united in their effort to provide global leadership in elite and mass participation marathons and to continue to advance the sport forward.

The Abbott World Marathon Majors series rewards the sport's top elite athletes for winning the series at the same time that it invites participation from athletes who are drawn to competing around the globe. The Abbott World Marathon Majors celebrates everyday runners with their 6 star program and Wanda Age Group World Rankings.

  • Once a runner completes one of the races, they can start collecting AbbottWMM stars. Runners who complete all six races will receive a certificate and an AbbottWMM Six Star Finisher Medal, as well as a place in the AbbottWMM Hall of Fame!
  • Runners over 40 can score points based on their performance and be included in the Wanda Age Group World Rankings. The year-long rankings period offers more than 50 events on which to score points. Their best two scores during the year will count towards their final ranking and determine who gets invited to the 2020 Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships at the Virgin Money London Marathon!

Upcoming Abbott World Marathon Majors races:
  • Tokyo Marathon: Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • Boston Marathon: Monday, April 15, 2019
  • London Marathon: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Learn more about the Abbott World Marathon Majors at

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