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12/12/17 10:00 am EST

Runners who entered the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon non-guaranteed entry drawing will be notified of their selection status today. A record 44,341 individuals crossed the finish line in 2017, and a similar size field is expected to run through Chicago’s 29 neighborhoods on October 7, 2018. Demand for entry into the Chicago Marathon remains high.

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10/10/17 10:00 am EDT

Today the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that it will start accepting runner applications for the 2018 event on Tuesday, October 24 at chicagomarathon.com.

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9/27/17 10:00 am EDT

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues to contribute to Chicago’s economy, with the 2016 race delivering an estimated $282 million in total business impact to the city. The findings come from the latest economic impact study reported today by Bank of America ahead of the 40th anniversary of the event on October 8, 2017. more...

9/20/17 10:00 am EDT

Today, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced changes to the elite field for the Oct. 8, 2017 race.

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9/14/17 10:03 am EDT

Today, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that 15-time world champion, four-time Paralympian and seven-time Chicago Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden (USA) and 20-time world champion medalist and four-time Paralympian Marcel Hug (SUI) will return to compete for the top spot on the podium at the 40th annual event.

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9/12/17 10:00 am EDT

Registration for the 2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K opens today at 10 a.m. Central Time at shamrockshuffle.com. Considered by many runners to be the start of the outdoor season, this popular road race offers an opportunity to continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Chicago with a green-infused, fun 8K run featuring music and entertainment, as well as a two-mile walk through the heart of downtown.

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8/16/17 10:00 am EDT

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that several international running stars are joining its 40th anniversary elite athlete field. Leading the charge are defending champions Abel Kirui (KEN) and Florence Kiplagat (KEN). Their strongest challengers are current marathon and course record-holder Dennis Kimetto (KEN); current half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese (ERI); and three-time Olympic gold medalist, current 5,000m world record-holder, and the third-fastest more...

8/8/17 10:00 am EDT

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that running legends and past champions Steve Jones (1984, 1985), Khalid Khannouchi (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002), Catherine Ndereba (2000, 2001), Paula Radcliffe (2002) and Deena Kastor (2005) will return as race ambassadors to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8.  

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7/20/17 10:00 am EDT

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp and American marathon debut record holder Jordan Hasay will lead a deep field of American contenders at the 40th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Adding an exclamation point to the elite athlete field, 1984 Olympic gold medalist and 1985 Chicago Marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson will toe the line in an attempt to set an age group world record.

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6/21/17 10:00 am EDT

The International Chicago 5K announced today that Advocate Health Care is the title sponsor of its second annual event. The Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K invites runners from around the world to celebrate Chicago’s global and cultural diversity during Bank of America Chicago Marathon race weekend on Saturday, October 7, 2017. 

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2/28/17 10:00 am EST

The Council for Responsible Sport announced today that the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been awarded evergreen level certification for achieving 57 of the best-practice standards offered in the council’s certification program for social and environmental responsibility at sporting events.

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2/13/17 10:00 am EST

The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K announced today that 2015 and 2016 champions Stephen Sambu (Tucson, Ariz.) and Alexi Pappas (Eugene, Ore.) return to the streets of Chicago to chase the elusive hat-trick of three consecutive victories, and to officially kick off the spring running season.

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1/11/17 10:00 am EST

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that more than 10,000 runners raised $16.9 million through the 2016 Charity Program. Since the charity program was officially established in 2002, more than 106,000 runners have raised over $167 million for local, national and global causes.

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12/13/16 10:00 am EST

Today, runners who entered the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon non-guaranteed entry drawing will be notified of their selection status. This year’s field will be comprised of runners who were randomly selected to receive an entry through the drawing, as well as participants who qualified for one of five guaranteed entry opportunities. The world-class event, celebrating 40 years of running in 2017, will take place on Sunday, October 8.

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10/14/16 10:29 am EDT

In Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 40,400 runners crossed the finish line in Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park, as ideal weather conditions greeted them, as well as thousands of volunteers and more than 1.7 million spectators. For the second consecutive year, race organizers did not use pacesetters, resulting in championship-style racing and head-to-head competition. The men’s race saw a new champion crowned as 2012 Olympic marathon silver medalist Abel Kirui (KEN) held off more...

10/10/16 10:30 am EDT

Today the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that it will start accepting runner applications for the 2017 event on Tuesday, October 25 at chicagomarathon.com.

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10/5/16 10:21 am EDT

On Saturday, 8 October, STEMettes – an award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of young women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) sector – will host a weekend of coding and creativity.

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9/27/16 2:05 pm EDT

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues to provide significant growth to Chicago’s economy, with the 2015 race delivering an estimated $277 million in total business impact to the city, an increase of more than 9 percent compared to 2014. The findings come from the latest economic impact study reported today by Bank of America.

The event remains an important economic driver for the city, providing more than a quarter of a billion dollars to Chicago for the third year in a row. more...

9/13/16 11:00 am EDT

Registration for the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K opens today at 10 a.m. Central Time. The classic road race is an annual tradition for runners looking to continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Chicago with a green-infused fun run through the heart of downtown. And for the first time, this year’s event will feature a two-mile walk.

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8/16/16 10:00 am EDT

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that past champions and legendary runners Steve Jones, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Constantina Dita and Deena Kastor will return to Chicago to be part of the excitement of race weekend and celebrate the inaugural International Chicago 5K on Saturday, October 8.

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7/14/16 10:00 am EDT

Special Olympics and Bank of America announced today an expanded strategic sponsorship through 2018. This extension builds on more than 30 years of support between the organizations and reinforces Bank of America’s commitment to fostering inclusion. As part of the agreement, Bank of America will serve as a premier partner for Special Olympics USA, as well as an official financial services partner of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. The company will also support Athlete more...

6/22/16 1:00 pm EDT

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced Iain Jones as the sixth annual recipient of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Top Individual Fundraiser Award.

The award was established in 2010 to honor the Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant who raised the most funds for charity through the annual world-class event. As a member of Team World Vision, Jones raised more than $65,000 during the 2015 event.

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6/6/16 10:00 am EDT

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that the world’s fastest 8K road runner and back-to-back Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle champion, Stephen Sambu (Tucson, Ariz.), will make his highly anticipated marathon debut in Chicago on October 9.

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4/21/16 2:00 pm EDT

Runners who entered the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon non-guaranteed entry drawing will be notified today of their selection status. This year’s field will be comprised of runners who received an entry through the drawing as well as participants who qualified for one of five guaranteed entry opportunities. The world-class event will take place on Sunday, October 9.

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4/11/16 10:00 am EDT

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that more than 10,000 runners raised a record-breaking $18.7 million through the 2015 Charity Program. The overall fundraising from the 2015 event surpassed the previous event record by $1 million. Since the charity program was officially established in 2002, more than 96,000 runners have raised more than $150 million for local, national and global causes.

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