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Runner information

Reimagine the run.

The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will offer a uniquely Chicago experience; encouraging runners to get out of the Loop and explore the neighborhoods of Chicago’s west side. Join us for a three-day festival and race experience designed to showcase the best of our city and inspire you to reconnect with our communities.

The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will take place Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7. A two-day pre-race festival will be held in Union Park on Friday and Saturday, with the half marathon kicking off on Sunday.


Schedule of events

Friday, June 5
Pre-race festival/packet pick-up
12 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 6
Pre-race festival/packet pick-up
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Race day
5 a.m. – Gear check opens
5 a.m. – Start corrals open
6:50 a.m. – Wheelchair Start
7 a.m. – Race Start
9 a.m. – Live entertainment begins at the post-race festival
12:30 p.m. – Gear check closes
1 p.m. – Beer ticket sales end
1:30 p.m. – Post-Race Party ends

Times are subject to change.


Transportation

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transit tips
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers an economical and convenient way to check out all Chicago has to offer. For information on CTA fares and transit directions to and from the event visit transitchicago.com.

Metra train service
Coming into the city from the suburbs? Take Metra to the event! Chicago’s primary hubs, Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center, are a quick walk to and from the event. If you are coming in on Saturday and Sunday, we encourage you to take advantage of Metra’s $10 weekend pass for unlimited rides. For more information on Metra service, visit metrarail.com or call 312.322.6777.


Event information

Information volunteers will be available on race day to assist runners and spectators with general event questions including the packet pick-up, festival entertainment, course maps and runner amenities.


Lost and found

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.


Runner Reunite

Connect with friends and family after the race, at Runner Reunite. Alphabetical signs (A-Z) will be staged throughout the Post-Race Party. Once you’ve connected, celebrate your accomplishment while enjoying some local Chicago food and entertainment.


Post-race festival

As soon as you cross the finish line, celebrate your accomplishment at the post-race festival. The outdoor celebration will feature live music, food and beverages available for purchase.


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