Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024

Run like the wind through the windy city … one of the World Marathon Majors

Race Date – Sunday 13th October 2024

Start/Finish – Grant Park, Central Chicago

Distance – Marathon I 26.2 miles

Region – UK based runners only

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Try beating these incentives to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Get Kids Going!


Look at what we are offering to all our runners…

If you raise £2,300 or more we will give you a refund of the cost of your Race Entry and Hotel Accommodation for 3 nights with one of our official UK race operators!*

All finishers should receive…

Chicago Marathon Finishers Medal

Official Finishers Shirt

Training programme

Online Fundraising and Information Pack

Individual online fundraising page

Personal Trainer Advice Email Hotline

Nutritional advice from our professional nutritionist

Regular updates and team support

Get Kids Going! Technical Running Shirt

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Known for its fast and flat course, the Chicago Marathon attracts some of the World’s best runners, especially as it is one of the World Marathon Majors. In addition to its speed, the course offers a tour of Chicago as it weaves through 29 diverse neighbourhoods and dozens of local and historic landmarks. You are guaranteed to see all that is great about the city of Chicago, while you run.

Being one of the largest cities in the US and considered the birthplace of modern architecture, Chicago is well know for its bold structures and towering skyscraper horizon. Buildings like the iconic John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (originally the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune have made it an exciting and popular destination.

Along with its inclusive spirit, award winning food scene, including the Chicago-style deep pan pizza and vibrant jazz culture, Chicago has earned its title as the Best Big City in the United States.

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Get Kids Going!

Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people, up to the age of 26 years, the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. We provide them with specially built sports wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, basketball, snowboarding and many other sports.

Get Kids Going! inspires young people to compete in sporting events, from start to paralympic level, by also giving them annual sports grants to help with their; training, travel, competition fees and the development of sports’ equipment. With your help many of these amazing youngsters can become world record holders and paralympic champions!

Please only click the above box if you have your own entry place from the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Ballot or an official international travel partner.

* To qualify for a cost refund you must have given us your sponsorship and/or donation by 1st February 2025

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