2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

Event contact title
Chief Operations and Technology Officer
Event contact first name
Catherine P.
Event contact last name
Bessant
Email
office@chicagomarathon.com
Event contact telephone number
312.904.9800
Description
Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo features more than 200 Abbott-Health-and-Fitness-Expoexhibitors offering Bank of America Chicago Marathon merchandise and the latest in running footwear, apparel, nutrition and technology. Additionally, the Health & Fitness Expo is the home of participant packet pick-up for all Marathon participants. Held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the two-day Expo is free and open to the public.
Attendee information
As in previous years, general spectators will not have access to the race start and finish areas within Grant Park on race day. These areas will be accessible to participants displaying their event-issued bib numbers, event staff with proper credentials, and ticketed guests (where applicable). Individuals who are not registered for the race will not be able to escort runners to the start line or greet runners at the finish line. We recommend that spectators support runners from elsewhere on the course, and meet runners after the race at the designated runner reunite area at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 27th Mile Post-Race Party in Grant Park. The 27th Mile Post-Race Party/runner reunite area of Grant Park (Butler Field) will open to spectators at 9 a.m. To access this area, spectators must pass through security and bag screening.

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