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On Sunday, October 13, 2019, more than 45,000 runners from more than 100 countries and all 50 states converged on the streets of Chicago. As the runners traveled through the city, the roar of 1.7 million spectators and the helping hands of more than 12,000 volunteers supported them on their journey to becoming a Bank of America Chicago Marathon finisher.

If you're new to the sport or looking for a reason to come back, we invite to join us in 2020 for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Runners interested in participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 11, 2020 will be able to apply for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry in the event.

The application for a non-guaranteed entry through the drawing will open October 21. Guaranteed entries through official charity partners will also open October 21. The application window for the remaining guaranteed entries will open October 28.

For more information on the 2020 application window, click here.

Congratulations 2019 finishers
Congratulations to all of the runners who helped usher in a record setting day on the streets of Chicago at the 42nd running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

This year's event saw the return of the world record to the City of Chicago! On October 13, 2002, Paula Radcliffe ran the last world record on American soil, 2:17:18. On the anniversary of that feat, Kenya's Brigid Kosgei embarked on a solo campaign to smash Radcliffe's world record, 2:15:25 - set in 2003 in London - to run 2:14:04.

Following in Kosgei's footsteps was a record breaking field of more than 45,000 runners. As each runner crossed the finish line, they wrote their name in the history books, pushing the number of Chicago Marathon finishers past 900,000 since the first race in 1977.

Congratulations to everyone who helped contribute to the record setting day. Learn more about the day's performances by reading the 2019 post-race press release.

Newest members of Team USA
Eight-time Bank of America Chicago Marathon champion, Tatyana McFadden (USA), the reigning champion of the New York, Boston and London marathons, Daniel Romanchuk (USA) and two-time Paralympian, Susannah Scaroni (USA) punched their tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. All three athletes are part of the famed University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wheelchair Track and Road Racing Team. Congratulations on behalf of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Thank you volunteers and spectators
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon would like to thank all the volunteers and spectators that helped celebrate marathon running in Chicago. Volunteers, it's your hard work, dedication and passion that makes this event possible. And runners know that when they come to run in Chicago, they will be cheered on by 1.7 million of the best spectators in the world. Thank you all again for the spirit you bring to the Chicago Marathon every year.

Relive the sights of race day!
Historic Old Town, exciting Lincoln Park, the vibrant communities of Pilsen and Chinatown are just a few of the unforgettable 29 neighborhoods runners, volunteers and spectators alike experienced at the record-breaking 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Look back at the excitement and passion of race day by viewing the 2019 Chicago Marathon photo gallery!

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