Congratulations to everyone who has crossed their own finish line this week! We have been inspired by your spirit and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon celebrations taking part across the world. Continue to log your miles in your community!
The deadline to register is tomorrow If you haven't registered for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Virtual Experience, it's not too late! The deadline to register is tomorrow, Sunday, October 11, at 12 p.m. (Central Time). Run with us for free by clicking the links below and signing up to participate. Pick a distance, set a goal and cross your own finish line!
Watch the Virtual Experience programming Every October, individuals from across the country and around the world converge in Chicago for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. As we celebrate in our communities this year, we are reminded the marathon is a mirror that reflects our lives: it's powerful, inspirational, heartbreaking, hopeful and life changing. Relive the excitement from the record breaking 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon today at 11 a.m. (Central Time).
Did you miss some of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Virtual Experience programming? Don't worry, all of the Virtual Experience programming is available to watch in the Chicago Marathon Virtual Experience booth of the Virtual Expo.
Commemorative Merchandise is still available You can still enhance your experience with one of our three Bank of America Chicago Marathon Virtual Experience commemorative packages. Continue reading to learn more about the commemorative packages and make your purchase when you sign up to run.
$30 (USD) for U.S. residents or $40 (USD) for those residing outside of the U.S.
Commemorative Package 2
Virtual Experience Nike cotton t-shirt (men's crew neck and women's scoop neck) and medallion
$40 (USD) for U.S. residents or $50 (USD) for those residing outside of the U.S.
Commemorative Package 3
Virtual Experience Nike cotton t-shirt (men's crew neck and women's scoop neck), medallion and a personalized iTAB plaque for the back of your medallion
$50 (USD) for U.S. residents or $60 (USD) for those residing outside of the U.S.
Watch the Spirit of the Marathon this weekend Watch the Spirit of the Marathon this weekend Join the Abbott World Marathon Majors and filmmaker Jon Dunham for a look back at the making of the Spirit of the Marathon, centered on the 2005 Chicago Marathon. Watch the Q&A with the filmmaker and then watch the documentary to get inspired for your Virtual Experience this weekend.
*Use password "AWMMSpirit" to access the documentary.
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