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Do you have a question about the Bank of America Chicago 13.1? Please view the frequently asked questions below to find the answers to your questions.

The following FAQs will continue to be updated as information becomes available.*

*Updates as of Monday, October 3, 2022.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact the event via email at office@chicago13point1.com.

  • APPLICATION FAQs

    When is the Bank of America Chicago 13.1?
    The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will take place on Sunday, June 4. A two-day Packet Pick-up will be held prior to the race on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. 

    How can I sign up to run the Bank of America Chicago 13.1? 
    You can sign up for the 2023 event at chicago13point1.com.  

    Is there an application deadline?
    Registration for the 2023 event will close when field capacity has been met.  

    What are the requirements to participate?
    The following are the requirements to participate in the Bank of America Chicago 13.1:  

    • Participants must be 14 years or older on race day. 
    • Participants 14-17 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 13.1 requires that participants be able to complete the 13.1-mile distance in three hours and 15 minutes (3:15:59). The 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 participants must be familiar with and abide by the event rules. 

    Can anyone sign up to run or is it an application? 
    The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 is open to runners on a first-come first-served basis.  

    I am injured and/or cannot run the event (family commitment, work obligation, etc.). Can I get a refund, donate my entry or transfer my entry to someone else?
    No. Per our event rules: The sale and/or transfer of race entries/bibs is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events.  

  • RUNNER INFORMATION FAQs

    How can I change my registration information?
    Runners can change limited registration information through their participant account 

    What time does the race start? 
    The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2023. 

    Are corrals assigned before the race?
    Additional information related to the start process and operations of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will be available in advance of the race.   

    Can I walk the Bank of America Chicago 13.1?
    Participants must be capable of maintaining a 15-minute per mile pace (approximately) or faster, completing the full race distance (13.1 miles)—start line to finish line—within the event time requirement of 3 hours and 15 minutes. 

    What runner amenities do you offer on course? 
    Aid stations are located along the course approximately one to two miles apart. Each aid station consists of the following amenities in this order: 

    • Medical Support 
    • Toilet facilities 
    • Nuun Endurance (pre-mixed lemon-lime flavor)
    • Water 

    How can I pick up my bib number? 
    Event bib numbers must be picked up at Packet Pick-up on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, during regularly scheduled hours. Runners who sign up and pay for race day packet pick-up, can pick-up their race materials starting at 5:30 a.m. on race day. 

    Will I be able to check my gear? 
    Yes. Gear check will be available for registered runners to drop off and pick up their gear the morning of the race.

    What if I lose something at the race? 
    Lost and found items collected throughout race weekend will be available for pick-up at information tents. If you are looking for an item that was lost, please ask an information volunteer for instructions on how to claim your item. 

    Will there be a pace team? 
    Yes. The pace team will pace groups of runners according to the following finish times: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00.  

  • TRAVEL FAQs

    What is the best way to get to the Bank of America Chicago 13.1? 
    The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers an economical and convenient way to get to and from Union Park on race day. For the most up-to-date travel information and to learn how to use the CTA bus and rail system visit transitchicago.com. 

    Where can I find information about race day street closures?
    Street closure information will be available in advance of the 2023 event. Visit chicago13point1.com to complete an information form to receive street closure details as soon as they become available. 

  • FESTIVAL & PACKET PICK-UP FAQs

    Where is Packet Pick-up located? 
    The location of Packet Pick-up will be announced in advance of the event. 

    What is the Race Day Festival? 
    The Race Day Festival is a celebration of participants and the community, featuring a mix of fitness and lifestyle activities. 

    Does it cost money to go to the festival? 
    No. The festival is free and open to the public. 

    What are the hours of the festival? 
    The festival will take place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

     

     

    Is the festival for participants only?
    No. The festival is free and open to the public.  

     

    If I can’t go to Packet Pick-up, can I pick my packet up race day?
    Race day packet pick-up will be available to purchase for $30 on a first-come first-served basis at the point of registration. This opportunity is available to the first 500 runners who select and pay for this option. 

     

    When will I receive my Packet Pick-up ticket email?
    Runners can expect to receive their Packet Pick-up ticket email approximately one week before the 2023 event.  

     

    Can someone pick up my packet for me? 

    Yes. Friends or family may pick up your packet on your behalf by providing a copy of your Packet Pick-up ticket. 

     

  • START LINE FAQs

    Where is the start line located?
    The start of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 is located in Chicago’s Garfield Park. 

    What time does the race start? 
    The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2023. 

    How many corrals are there?
    Additional information related to the start process and operations of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will be available in advance of the race.   

    Are corrals assigned ahead of time?
    Additional information related to the start process and operations of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will be available in advance of the race.   

    Can I switch my corral?
    Additional information related to the start process and operations of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will be available in advance of the race.   

    Where is gear check?
    Gear check will be available for registered runners to drop off and pick up their gear the morning of the race. Gear check venues will be located near the start area in Union Park. 

  • COURSE FAQs

    What is the course time limit? 
    The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 has a course time limit of 3-hours and 15-minutes. You must maintain a 15-minute per mile pace (approximately) or faster, completing the full race distance (13.1 miles)—start line to finish line—within the event time requirement. Those who finish outside of the time limit will not be recorded as official finishers and may not receive full on-course support from aid stations and traffic safety personnel. 

    How many aid stations are on the course?
    Eight aid stations are located along the course approximately one to two miles apart. The location of each aid station will be available when the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 course route is announced.  

    What if I get hurt while running? 
    Medical support is available at all on-course aid stations to support runners. 

    Can I run with my water bottle? 
    Runners will be able to run with fuel belts and hand-held water bottles only. 

    Can I run with headphones? 
    Music devices with headphones are permitted for use on the course; however, participants must always be alert to their surroundings and must pay attention to important announcements made throughout the day 

    What is not allowed on the course? 
    A list of prohibited devices on course is available at chicago13point1.com. 

  • FINISH LINE FAQs

    Where is the finish line located?
    The finish of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 is located in Chicago’s Garfield Park. 

    Can friends and family access the finish line?
    Family and friends are encouraged to meet runners following the race at the Race Day Festival in Chicago’s Garfield Park.  

  • POST-RACE & RESULTS FAQs

    Will there be a post-race party after? 
    Yes. Runners are encouraged to celebrate their accomplishment with friends and family at the Race Day Festival in Garfield Park.  

    Where will I be able to see my results?
    You can find your race finish by searching by your name or event bib number on the race results page of chicago13point1.com. 

  • VOLUNTEER FAQs

    How can I sign up to be a volunteer? 
    Individuals interested in volunteering can complete the volunteer interest form available at chicago13point1.com.  

    When can I register to be a volunteer? 
    Volunteer registration for the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will open in the spring of 2023. 

    Is there an age limit to volunteer?
    Volunteers must be 14 years or older on race day. Volunteers 14-17 years of age must have permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to volunteer at the race. This permission is given during the application process. 


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