If the inspiration and dedication coursing through the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon got you excited to train for a race, 2022 could be your year.
Race organizers announced 2022 dates for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, Half Marathon and Chicago Marathon.
2022 Chicago race dates to know:
- Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle: March 20, 2022
- Bank of America Chicago 13.1: June 5, 2022
- Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Oct. 9. 2022
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Registration for each of the three events will be coming out soon.
The 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon made a triumphant return Sunday, bringing a sense of pride and inspiration that extended well beyond the 26.2-mile course.
Seifu Tura made a big comeback as he went from a sixth-place finish in 2019 to first place in 2021, beating former champion Galen Rupp. Rupp managed to break his historic 2017 finish time by nearly three minutes despite ending as runner-up in the race.
Kenyan sensation Ruth Chepngetich made her U.S. debut with a landslide victory, followed by two powerful finishes from competitors Sara Hall and Emma Bates, who marked the first time since 1994 that two or more American women have finished on the podium.
Elite wheelchair finishers, Daniel Romanchuk and Tatyana McFadden, not only raced their way to the top of the podium but to the tarmac as they travel from the finish line to yet another major marathon start line in 24 hours.
Victories were seen not just at the finish line, but along the course as the city and volunteers flooded the route to cheer on runners, a stark shift from the quiet streets that marked the start of the pandemic in 2020.