Apply now! Imagine yourself running through downtown Chicago. Imagine 1.7 million spectators cheering you on every step of the way. Imagine finishing the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and etching your name in the history books. Now is your time!
Runners have two weeks left to apply! The 2019 application will close at 2 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Thursday, November 29.
Save the dates Mark your calendars with some important upcoming application deadlines and race week dates:
Application window closes: Thursday, November 29 (2 p.m. U.S. Central Time)
Application drawing: Tuesday, December 11
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo: Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12*
Race day: Sunday, October 13
*Runners are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number and timing device) at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo during the scheduled hours of operation.
Book your race weekend travel Race weekend is one of the most popular weekends for hotel rooms in the city of Chicago. If you are traveling to Chicago for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we encourage you to take advantage of special hotel rates from Experient, the official Chicago Marathon housing partner. Visit the 2019 Chicago Marathon housing site to access exclusive room blocks at the city's most desirable hotels. Don't miss this opportunity to book early!
Take advantage of special offers! When applying for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon you will have the opportunity to take advantage of some special offers from event sponsors. Learn more below!
Pre-order your 2019 race photos with a special offer from MarathonFoto! Pre-order your 2019 digital race day photos for $39.95. MarathonFoto, the official photographer of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, will take photos at more than 15 different locations along the course and as you cross the finish line. Make sure to place your order during the application process to take advantage of this great offer!
*Photos will be emailed to participants following the 2019 race. This offer ends on January 1, 2019.
Chicago Tribune Commemorative Results Package The Commemorative Results Package, exclusively from the Chicago Tribune, is a premium keepsake section with the names and times of all Bank of America Chicago Marathon finishers under 6:30:59. The 2019 package which includes:
The Official Bank of America Chicago Marathon Results Section
The Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14 editions of the Chicago Tribune featuring marathon preview and recap coverage
A Congratulatory Print (10"x10.5")
Own the memento that celebrates your incredible accomplishment a newsworthy accomplishment of a lifetime. The Chicago Tribune Commemorative Results Package will be mailed six to seven weeks following the race.
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