Chicago Marathon

2015 Race Information: The 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015.  The 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon lottery and guaranteed entry application period has closed.  Runners still interested in participating may be able to obtain an entry for the race by opting to run for select official charities or tour groups.  Check the official website for details at


Welcome to all runners training for and racing in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Everyone is welcome to discuss race training, share strategy and advice, and ask questions about the race and about the city of Chicago.  We also welcome discussion of other Chicago area races and Chicago area running in general.


Anyone who has raced in past years is encouraged to share their experiences and advice. Although the forum isn't very active, if you have any marathon-related questions or news, please feel free to share. Plenty of people monitor the forums regularly, including a number of experienced Chicago Marathon runners and Chicago residents. 


Here are a few resources to help you prepare for the race: