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Get to know the 29 neighborhoods!
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon course weaves through 29 of these dynamic, vibrant communities telling a tale of one city. As runners and spectators experience the city on race day, the spirit of Chicago shines bright. A spirit of resilience, of support and of the heart of a city that beats as one. Learn more about the 29 neighborhoods the Chicago Marathon calls home.

Learn the course
It's said the best way to discover a city is to run through it, and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon course gives participants the best tour of the city. Known for its flat and fast loop course that starts and finishes in the heart of Chicago, the Chicago Marathon course has produced world records, national records, thousands of personal bests and countless memories. To view the 2019 Chicago Marathon course map, visit the Course and amenities page.

Volunteer with us in 2019
Volunteer registration for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is now open! From the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, all the way to the finish line, volunteers ensure that every participant has a world class experience.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon please visit

You can still run in 2019
Thinking about running in 2019? You can still can! Secure your spot at the start line or make your 26.2 more impactful by running for charity. Advocate Health Care, the Chicago Parks Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities still have a limited number of race entries available. Learn more about running and raising money for charity on Charity teams page.

The Elite Athlete Mentor Program returns in 2019
We are excited to announce the return of the Elite Athlete Mentor Program for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! The Mentor Program is a unique partnership between the event and the University of Illinois Wheelchair Racing Team. For this year's event, we have paired six elite para-athletes from the University of Illinois team with six Chicago-area youth with permanent disabilities who are interested in para-sports. The mentors and mentees will compete together at the Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K. Keep an eye out for the group race weekend!

Park here. Go anywhere with Millennium Garages! Whether you're running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, exploring the Chicago Cultural Mile, seeing a show at the Auditorium Theatre or touring an exhibit at the Art Institute, Millennium Garages has your parking needs taken care of. Millennium Garages is the largest downtown public parking system in the United States offering daily and multi-day parking at all four of their underground garages located along Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.

Enjoy convenient, worry-free parking today!

Athletico tip of the month A leg pain can be a real problem, especially for endurance athletes looking to train for their next race. Identifying the cause of the pain is a good first step in learning how to heal the injury and prevent it from recurring. Click here to learn about three common leg injuries, including symptoms, causes and treatment options.

Athletico would like to offer free assessments for any aches or pains you may experience. Click here to request an assessment at any of their 450+ clinics or online.

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