Registration for Chicago Marathon Opens Feb. 19

CHICAGO – Registration for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open at noon (CST) on Tuesday, February 19, at
The 36th annual event will be held on Columbus Day weekend, Sunday,
October 13, starting and finishing in Chicago’s Grant Park. Registration
will be open to the first 45,000 entrants.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the six World Marathon
Majors, which rank as the most prestigious marathons in the world. It is
an international attraction that has become one of Chicago’s largest
tourism vehicles, and is also a source of civic pride, with an estimated
1.7 million spectators lining the course that runs through 29 distinct
and culturally vibrant neighborhoods, spanning the city’s North, West,
and South Sides. Each year, the event delivers a fast course, a
first-class race experience, and builds upon a longstanding tradition of
supporting the Chicago economy and more than 160 nonprofit
organizations which raise funds to advance local, national, and global

The cost of entry into the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is $175
for U.S. participants and $200 for participants outside of the U.S.
Registration will close when the 45,000-participant capacity 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 36th 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 athlete field, and
an estimated 1.7 million spectators. As a result of its national and
international draw, the iconic race assists in raising millions of
dollars for a variety of charitable causes while generating $219 million
in annual 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 2013 Bank of America Chicago
Marathon will start and finish in Grant Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. on
Sunday, October 13. In advance of the race, a two-day Health &
Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center on
Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12.

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