Marathon Information

Marathon Race Day: Sunday, October 13
Grant Park, Chicago

5:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
5:30 a.m. – Start corrals open
7:20 a.m. – Wheelchair Start
7:22 a.m. – Handcycle Start
7:23 a.m. – Athletes with Disabilities Start
7:30 a.m. – Wave 1 Start
8:00 a.m. – Wave 2 Start
8:35 a.m. – Wave 3 Start

Course map
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon course gives you a one of a kind tour of the city. The route goes through 29 of Chicago’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods with spectators cheering you on all along the way! Download the 2019 course map to see where you are headed on race day.

Train with what’s on course
As you train for this year’s race, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with and use the products that will be on course. 20 aid stations, will be positioned along the course, offering water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon-lime). In addition to this, the following areas will offer special amenities on race day. 
  • Aid Station 10 (Mile 13.2) will offer Gatorade Endurance Carb Energy Chews in Orange and Fruit Punch flavors.
  • Aid Station 14 (Mile 18.2) will offer Gatorade Endurance Energy Gels in Apple Pear, Vanilla, Blackberry and Mango flavors.
  • Aid Stations 15-18 (Miles 19.5-23.5) will offer bananas.
  • Biofreeze Pain Relief Spray will be available at the Biofreeze Pain Relief Zone located at Mile 21.2 (Cermak Road and Archer Avenue).
For information about all the on-course amenities, please visit the Course and amenities page
More Information
Check out The Bank of America Chicago Marathon website for more details.