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2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016

2017 Chicago Marathon Registration Begins Tuesday

2017 Chicago Marathon Registration Begins Tuesday

Registration for guaranteed entry into the 2017 race is now open.

Sunday, Oct 9, 2016

Finish Line Cam: Watch Runners Finish Chicago Marathon

Finish Line Cam: Watch Runners Finish Chicago Marathon

Thousands of runners crossed the finish line Sunday during the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Were your friends and family among them?

Saturday, Oct 8, 2016

Rob Riggle Shares 'Advice' for Chicago Marathon Runners

Rob Riggle Shares 'Advice' for Chicago Marathon Runners

Funnyman Rob Riggle is one of the thousands of runners hitting the streets for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, and before the race, he had some rather questionable 'advice' to share.

Friday, Oct 7, 2016

Chicago Marathon Hosts New 5K For 1st Time This Weekend

Chicago Marathon Hosts New 5K For 1st Time This Weekend

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is once again bringing legendary runners to Chicago, this time for a new race.

Monday, Oct 10, 2016

Thousands of Runners Compete in 39th Chicago Marathon

Thousands of Runners Compete in 39th Chicago Marathon

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon steps off Sunday bringing runners from around the world and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Chicago’s streets once again.

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016

Josh George Reflects on Rio Ahead of Chicago Marathon

Josh George Reflects on Rio Ahead of Chicago Marathon

Wheelchair racer Josh George pens a personal essay, "Reflection of Rio," ahead of the Chicago Marathon

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...

Sunday, Oct 9, 2016

How to Find Runners After the Chicago Marathon

How to Find Runners After the Chicago Marathon

When the race is over, it can be difficult for spectators to locate their loved ones in the chaos of thousands of exhausted and elated runners, but luckily organizers have shared their advice on the best way to...

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

Shortest Chicago Marathon Route Follows Dashed 'Blue Line'

Shortest Chicago Marathon Route Follows Dashed 'Blue Line'

Measuring precisely 26 miles and 385 yards, the dashed “blue line” indicates where to run on the Chicago Marathon course for the shortest possible route.

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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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