Chicago Marathon Registration Opens Feb. 5

34th Annual Event to Take Place on Sunday, October 9


CHICAGO – Registration for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open to the public beginning at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at
The 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held on
Sunday, October 9, 2011, starting and finishing in Chicago’s Grant Park.
Registration will be open to the first 45,000 registered participants.


Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the most prestigious
marathons in the world, and is one of the five “World Marathon Majors.”
Each year, the event delivers a fast course and builds upon a
longstanding tradition of supporting the Chicagoland economy and more
than 150 nonprofit organizations which raise money to advance local,
national and global causes. Chicago Event Management (CEM) manages the
annual event.


in the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will directly benefit
youth running programs in Chicago. Two dollars from each entry, along
with a dollar-for-dollar match by Bank of America, will be donated to
Chicago-based youth running and fitness initiatives.


fee to register for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is $145
for U.S. participants and $170 for participants outside of the U.S.
Registration will close when the participant capacity of 45,000 is
reached. More information on the race, registration and how to get
involved is available at


About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In its 34th
year and a member of the World Marathon Majors, the Bank of America
Chicago Marathon annually attracts 45,000 participants, including a
world-class elite runner and wheelchair field, and an estimated 1.7
million spectators. As a result of its national and international draw,
the iconic race assists in raising more than $11.5 million for a variety
of charitable causes while generating a $150 million economic impact to
its host city according to a report by the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications Laboratory
(R.E.A.L.). The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will start and
finish in
Chicago’s Grant Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 9. In
advance of the race, a two-day Health & Fitness Expo will be held at
McCormick Place Convention Center on Friday, October 7 and Saturday,
October 8. More information is available at



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