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Join us as a volunteer for a new kind of racing experience. The inaugural Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will take participants on a tour of the historic parks and boulevards of Chicago’s West Side. Represent your community and support your neighbors as they take on 13.1 miles!

The half marathon will take place on Sunday, June 5 with a two-day Packet Pick-up held on Friday and Saturday. Packet Pick-up will take place in downtown Chicago. The location will be announced in the coming weeks.

Packet Pick-up volunteers

Packet Pick-up is the first stop for many participants. Volunteers will welcome runners and assist with the packet and t-shirt distribution process. Follow the link to learn more and register.

Packet Pick-up opportunities

Race day individual volunteers

We depend on each volunteer to provide the best possible experience for race participants. Race day opportunities are available for individual volunteers. Follow the link to register for a position that best fits your schedule.

Race day Individual opportunities


Groups support areas such as course marshals, gear check, aid stations and start line, among many other vital roles. Group leaders are responsible for recruiting volunteers, sharing assignment information, relaying registration instructions and keeping their group on task and organized on the day of the event.

Group leader application

Key volunteers

Key volunteers help fulfill critical leadership and management roles on race weekend. Becoming a key volunteer is a great opportunity for people looking to translate their experience, enthusiasm and passion into a high-level commitment to the event.

Key volunteer application

Medical volunteers

If you are interested in a medical volunteer opportunity, please contact medical.volunteer@cemevent.com.


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