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2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Friday, Oct 7, 2016

Chicago Marathon Thanks Thousands of Volunteers

Chicago Marathon Thanks Thousands of Volunteers

Every fall, thousands of volunteers participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, powering a Chicago tradition now in its 39th year. From filling and handing out water on the course to staffing aid...

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016

Chicago Marathon Deals: Where to Eat, Drink This Weekend

Chicago Marathon Deals: Where to Eat, Drink This Weekend

Over 40,000 runners are preparing to complete the 26.2 miles in the Chicago Marathon this weekend, and local restaurants are helping them get to the finish line.

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

2016 Chicago Marathon Medal Design Revealed

2016 Chicago Marathon Medal Design Revealed

The 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon medal design has been revealed -- and yes, it's as cool and you hoped it would be.

Monday, Oct 3, 2016

What Runners Can Expect at the Chicago Marathon Expo

What Runners Can Expect at the Chicago Marathon Expo

Thousands of runners will flock to the McCormick Place Convention Center this weekend to pick up race materials and browse vendors

Sunday, Oct 9, 2016

2016 Chicago Marathon Street Closures

2016 Chicago Marathon Street Closures

Here is everything you need to know about how to get around the city on Oct. 9

Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Teacher Runs Chicago Marathon in Honor of Late Father

Teacher Runs Chicago Marathon in Honor of Late Father

A suburban English teacher is using her love for running to raise awareness about the disease that took her father's life.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

2016 Chicago Marathon Strives for Sustainability

2016 Chicago Marathon Strives for Sustainability

The 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon introduces new sustainability initiatives to lessen environmental impact

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Past Chicago Marathon Runners Take Home Medals at Olympics

Past Chicago Marathon Runners Take Home Medals at Olympics

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has more ties to the Summer Olympics as past participants take to the podium in Rio.

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Chicago Marathon Runners to Compete in Rio Games

Chicago Marathon Runners to Compete in Rio Games

The American runners representing team USA in track and field are part of the top 10 American marathon performers in 2015.

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.

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