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RUNNER INFORMATION

Participants during the 2023 Bank of America Chicago 13.1.

REIMAGINE THE RUN

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 third annual Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2024. 

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


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, June 7
Packet Pick-up
Roosevelt Collection (150 W. Roosevelt)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 8
Packet Pick-up
Roosevelt Collection (150 W. Roosevelt)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Side Wellness Walk and Youth Events
Garfield Park

8:00 a.m. – West Side Wellness Walk bib pick-up begins
8:00 a.m. – Community tents open
8:45 a.m. – Pre-walk warm-up activity
9:00 a.m. – West Side Wellness Walk starts
10:00 a.m. – Youth events begin
11:00 a.m. – Youth events end
11:00 a.m. – Community tents close

Sunday, June 9
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. – Drink ticket sales close
11:00 a.m. – Gear check closes
11:30 a.m. – Race Day Festival ends

Times subject to change


PARTICIPANT GUIDE

The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 participant guide includes all the information participants need to have a great race weekend experience. The guide will serve as a step-by-step manual to assist participants during race week, from Packet Pick-up to race morning in Garfield Park and during the races itself. Inside, you will find schedules, policies and detailed information on the weekend’s events.

View the 2024 Bank of America Chicago 13.1 Participant Guide.


PARTICIPANT PACKET PICK-UP

Participant Packet Pick-up will take place on Friday, June 7 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 8 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Roosevelt Collection (150 W. Roosevelt Road). 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.

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


PACE TEAM

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


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. 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.

Divvy

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. Forget the hassle of docking on race day; the Divvy valet service at Central Park Avenue and 5th Avenue will handle your bike or scooter as you prepare to race. Activate your free ride unlock with code “DIVVYRACEDAY24” in the Divvy app. This special offer is available until Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Divvy Lyft

Race day bike parking

A courtesy secured valet bike corral will be available for participants and spectators at the northeast corner of Central Park Avenue and Madison Street within Garfield Park for bike parking. Bike valet will be monitored by event personnel.

Race day satellite parking and shuttle

A shuttle service and parking will be available for free at the Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure with parking entrances at 760 W. Taylor Street and 763 W. Polk St, located on the campus of University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Shuttle service to and from Garfield Park will operate approximately every 20 minutes from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first shuttle is anticipated to leave from Halsted Street, adjacent to the UIC parking lot around 5:15 a.m., and the final shuttle will leave Garfield Park at 11:45 a.m. Shuttles will drop off and pick up participants on the in Garfield Park at Madison Street and St. Louis Avenue near Gate 1. If you plan to utilize the shuttle service, please plan to arrive at the parking lot no later than 45 minutes prior to your desired arrival time in Garfield Park. View additional information on the race day shuttle service.


HOTEL INFORMATION

The official housing partner of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 is TEAMINN, which will offer access to room blocks at hotels in the area. Reservations are being accepted by visiting the housing site for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago 13.1. If you have any questions regarding reservations booked through TEAMINN, please email support@myteaminn.com or call 800.233.8326.


INFORMATION TENTS

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 & 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. 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.


ASL INTERPRETATION SERVICES

Sign language interpreters will be available race weekend to assist participants who may need to utilize their service. Interpreters will be available at Packet Pick-up on Friday, June 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The interpreter will be located near the information area of Packet Pick-up. On race day, interpreters will be at the Adaptive Program tent from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Adaptive Program tent is located in Garfield Park on the northwest corner of Jackson Boulevard and Woodward Drive.


RACE DAY LACTATION SPACES

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. The lactation space will be adjacent to an Information tent east of the Race Day Festival, located between the Finish Line exit and Start Corrals. 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@shamrockshuffle.com in advance of the event.


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