The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 10, 2010, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream. Following are all the details participants and spectators need to make sure they are ready for race day.
A 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Participant Guide has been mailed to all registered participants approximately a month prior to race day, and the mailed copy of the Participant Guidel includes a Confirmation Ticket and important event information, timelines, details and maps. This PDF version of the Participant Guide does NOT include your Confirmation Ticket. Only the mailed version of your Participant Guide and the Confirmation E-mail serve as your Confirmation Ticket. 2010 Participant Guide (.pdf)
The 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Spectator Guide contains a detailed course map, spectator viewing areas by CTA trains, runner tracking info, Chicago neighborhood details, estimated participant checkpoints and finish times, and more helpful information to heighten your race day experience.
Spectator Viewing Areas: Start and Finish
Family and friends planning to attend the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will have limited access to the Start and Finish Line areas in Grant Park. Start Line: Spectators will not be able to access Grant Park north of Jackson Blvd. as well as the intersection of Monroe St. & Columbus Dr. To get the best view of the start of the race, we recommend that spectators head north to Grand Ave., between Columbus Ave. and Rush St., near the 1-mile marker, or anywhere along State St., between Hubbard St. and Jackson Blvd. Finish Line: Spectators will not be able to access Grant Park east of Michigan Ave., between Congress Pkwy. (westbound lanes) and Balbo Ave. Spectators will not be able to access Grant Park north of the 11th St. Bridge/Underpass & Columbus Dr. Spectators will not be able to access Grant Park south of Congress Pkwy. and Columbus Dr. Recommended spectator viewing areas closest to the finish line are the public bleachers south of the 11th St. Bridget/Underpass & Columbus Dr. Additionally, we recommend that spectators plan to meet their runners after the race at the Runner Reunite Area in Butler Field, located north of Jackson Blvd., between Columbus Dr. and Lake Shore Dr.
Continue Your Celebration in to the Night with 312 beer – FREE DRINK for Participants
Cross the finish line and celebrate with family, friends and 312 at the 27th Mile Post-Race Party. After the post-race party the celebrations continue into the evening with 312 Urban Wheat Ale at Goose Island Clybourn, Goose Island Wrigleyville, Fizz Bar and Grill, The Lantern Tavern and Grill in Naperville and Durty Nellies Pub in Palatine. Wear your finisher medal and 312 will buy your first celebration drink. *Good for any Goose Island beverage up to $6 in value. Offer valid 10.10.2010. Limit one drink per customer. Must be 21 or older.