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2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016

Essential Gear for Training to Run a Marathon

Essential Gear for Training to Run a Marathon

Stacking miles in the proper running gear is essential and can make all the difference during a difficult run. Check out the summer pieces one runner recommends.

Sunday, Apr 3, 2016

Shuffle Pacer Playlist: Ready To Shamrock 'N Roll!

Shuffle Pacer Playlist: Ready To Shamrock 'N Roll!

These are just a few of the artist that will ride the race day wave with me this Sunday.

Saturday, Apr 2, 2016

Chilly, Windy Forecast In Store for Shamrock Shuffle Runners

Chilly, Windy Forecast In Store for Shamrock Shuffle Runners

A brisk, spring day is in the forecast to kick off running season at the Shamrock Shuffle.

Sunday, Apr 3, 2016

Street Closures In Place for Shamrock Shuffle

Street Closures In Place for Shamrock Shuffle

Several street closures take effect Friday in preparation for the 37th annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K race on Sunday, April 3.

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

History of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K

History of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K

Feed your inner Irish by participating in Chicago’s annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. The event is the kick-off to running season in Chicago, with the course weaving its way through the city’s...

Monday, Feb 29, 2016
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By Shannon Blum

Shamrock Shuffle Improving Sustainability By The Numbers

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K continues to improve event sustainability...View gallery

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Saturday, Oct 24, 2015

'Single' Chicago Marathoner Gets Date With Body Ad

'Single' Chicago Marathoner Gets Date With Body Ad

While one couple tied the knot during this year's Chicago Marathon, another runner, who is single, looked to find his true love on the 26.2-mile course itself.

Monday, Oct 12, 2015

Man Runs Chicago Marathon in Memory of Son

Man Runs Chicago Marathon in Memory of Son

People run the Chicago Marathon for many different reasons, but one Chicago man ran the race not just for himself, but for his son, who never got to run the marathon he was training for.

Sunday, Oct 11, 2015
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By Colleen Connolly

Best Marathon Outfits

Viewers sent us their photos of the best runner outfits they saw at the 2015...View gallery

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Sunday, Oct 11, 2015
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By Colleen Connolly

Best Marathon Signs

Viewers sent us some of the best signs they saw at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.View gallery

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ABOUT US
Welcome to our 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon section. Follow along with our race coverage as thousands prepare to compete for the biggest race of the year, stepping off Oct. 9.
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