Marathon Events in USA 2018
Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.
*U.S. residents (those who live in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories): $195 (USD)
*Non-U.S. residents: $220 (USD)
You will be asked to provide credit card information as a part of the application process. Your credit card will be charged when and if your application is approved or selected through drawing.
When completing the application please use a credit card that has an expiration date later than December 2017.
Participants must be 16 years or older on race day.
Participants 16-17 years of age must have permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race. This permission is given during the application process.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon requires that participants be able to complete the 26.2 mile distance in six hours and 30 minutes (6:30:59). The marathon course will reopen for public use on a rolling schedule based on this time limit.
The sale and/or transfer of race entries/bib numbers is strictly prohibited.
All registration fees and ancillary purchases are nonrefundable.
All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number and timing device) at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo during the scheduled hours of operation on Friday, October 5 or Saturday, October 6.
All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID upon picking up their own participant packet.
All participants must be familiar with and abide by the event rules.
Application frequently asked questions
For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon application, please view the Frequently asked application questions page.