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Participants during the 2023 Bank of America Chicago 13.1.


The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 offers runners a unique experience, bringing a world-class half marathon to the neighborhoods of Chicago’s West Side. The 13.1-mile course weaves through the historic parks and boulevards of the West Side, starting and finishing in Garfield Park with scenic loops through Humboldt and Douglass Parks

The fourth annual Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2025. 

Schedule of events
Participant Packet Pick-up
Pace team
Information tents
Lost & found
ASL interpretation services
Race day lactation spaces


Friday, May 30
Packet Pick-up

Saturday, May 31
Packet Pick-up
West Side Wellness Walk and Youth Events

Sunday, June 1
Race day
Garfield Park

5:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
5:30 a.m. – Start corrals open
6:50 a.m. – Wheelchair start
6:50 a.m. – Start corrals close
7:00 a.m. – Race start
8:00 a.m. – Race Day Festival begins
11:00 a.m. – Gear check closes
11:30 a.m. – Race Day Festival ends

Times subject to change


Participant Packet Pick-up will take place on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31. You must attend the Participant Packet Pick-up to pick up your participant packet, participant bag, Nike participant shirt and any pre-purchased beer tickets (if applicable). If you cannot pick up your packet, a friend, family member or coworker can pick up your packet for you by presenting a copy of your Packet Pick-up ticket.

Questions about race day Packet Pick-up can be sent to office@chicago13point1.com.


The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 pace team is comprised of marathon and half marathon veterans who help others achieve their performance goals. Learn more about the pace team, including frequently asked questions.


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. Get to and from the race to most anywhere in Chicagoland for just $5. Use the Ventra app or simply tap-to-pay using Apple Pay, Google Wallet, or a Credit Card with contactless pay.

Take CTA to the start and finish line! Garfield Park is accessible via the Conservatory-Central Park Green Line station, the Pulaski-Congress Blue Line Station or the #20 and #126 buses. For information on CTA fares and transit directions to and from the event visit transitchicago.com.


Gear up for the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 with a swift and efficient start! Choose a Divvy bike or scooter for a convenient and environmentally friendly way to reach the starting line.

Divvy Lyft

Race day bike parking

A courtesy secured valet bike corral will be available for participants and spectators for bike parking. Bike valet will be monitored by event personnel.


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


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. Following the event, items can be reclaimed through our Lost and found platform, available at chicago13point1.com/lostandfound. Items reclaimed post-event may be shipped to individuals for a shipping fee.


Sign language interpreters will be available race weekend to assist participants who may need to utilize their service. Additional information on ASL interpretation services will be available in advance of the 2025 event.


Breastfeeding parents attending the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will have a designated place in Garfield Park to pump or nurse on race day. Those interested in using the spaces will have access to a semi-private tented facility, a water source or a portable hand-washing station and a power source. Staff will be onsite at each location to assist those interested in using the space on a first-come first-served basis.

Please note, the event will not store or transport equipment.

Additional questions about lactation spaces can be directed to office@chicago13point1.com in advance of the event.

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