The Application Window for the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Opens Today
Today the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced it is accepting applications for the 2022 event at chicagomarathon.com. The launch of the 2022 application continues Chicago’s return to racing and builds on the excitement seen over a week ago when 26,122 participants crossed the finish line in Grant Park. Next year will also mark the return of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and the long-awaited debut of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1. Registration for the Shamrock Shuffle kicks off today and the Chicago 13.1 will launch registration in January.
"We are thrilled to see the streets of Chicago filled with runners again," said Executive Race Director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Shamrock Shuffle and Chicago 13.1, Carey Pinkowski. "The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, and the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will carry the spirit and energy of the running community in 2022. It’s great to be back on the roads, and we cannot wait to welcome thousands of runners across our finish lines next year."
The 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and an internationally renowned running event, is accepting applications through Tuesday, November 30. The application process includes a non-guaranteed entry drawing as well as a system of guaranteed entry options (starting October 26). Runners will have until Tuesday, November 30 to apply for either a guaranteed or non-guaranteed entry. The cost of an entry is $230 for United States residents and $240 for those residing outside of the United States.
Runners can qualify for an entry into the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon through several guaranteed entry opportunities:
Runners who do not qualify for a guaranteed entry can apply for the non-guaranteed entry drawing. The event will select names from the full pool of non-guaranteed entry applicants and notify runners of their selection status on Thursday, December 9.
Learn more about the 2022 application at chicagomarathon.com/apply.
The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will offer runners a uniquely Chicago experience, encouraging them to get out of the Loop and explore the neighborhoods of Chicago’s west side. A three-day health and wellness festival and race experience designed to showcase the best of Chicago will take place Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5.
Registration for the June 5, 2022 race will launch in January 2022.
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, one of Chicago’s favorite annual traditions and the official kick off to the running season, is a continuation of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. On Sunday, March 20, 2021, the race will treat runners to a one-of-a-kind 8K (4.97-mile) run through Chicago’s Loop. Fitness enthusiasts looking to tackle shorter distances are encouraged to join The Mile event on Saturday, March 19, or the 2 Mile Walk on Sunday. All three events will start and finish in Chicago’s Grant Park.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon welcomes thousands of participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, including a world-class elite field, top regional and Masters runners, race veterans, debut marathoners and charity participants. The race’s iconic course takes runners through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago.
The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will offer runners a uniquely Chicago experience, bringing a world-class half marathon to the neighborhoods of Chicago’s west side. The inaugural event will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The event will debut a new kind of racing experience to the Chicago running community, introducing a festival (Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5) featuring a mix of fitness and lifestyle activations designed to inspire runners to connect with and better the communities where we live, work and run. The weekend celebrations will culminate with the half marathon on Sunday, June 5. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to chicago13point1.com.
Long recognized as an annual rite of spring, a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the kickoff to the outdoor running season in Chicago, the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle treats runners to a scenic 8K run through downtown Chicago and two-mile walk along Chicago’s lakefront. The 8K Run will kick off at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 2 Mile Walk at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 20. Following the race runners can enjoy live music at the Post-Race Party in Grant Park. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to shamrockshuffle.com.
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Alex Sawyer, Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Diane Wagner, Bank of America