2017 is the 40th anniversary of the iconic race, once called the “people’s race anyone can come and enjoy,” will take place on Sunday, October 8, 2017. 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.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the most prestigious marathons in the world! It is a flat course that starts and ends in Grant Park and winds through 29 neighborhoods. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has thousands of runners and over 1.7 million spectators to cheer runners on during their 26.2 mile run. On the morning of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we provide our team with private gear check, bathrooms without lines and a light breakfast of bagels, bananas, coffee and water. When runners pass mile 13, Team One Step has a cheer station to give high-fives and keep our runners going! After runners cross the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Team One Step provides pedicab rides back to our Celebration Party! At the Celebration Party, there is a full buffet, music, a photographer and a whole lot of cheering.