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What you need to know for the Chicago Marathon

Posted  12 days ago  in  Family Friendly, Trending

2 MIN READ – The Chicago Marathon kicks off on Sunday, October 8, in Grant Park. Whether you’re running or watching, be prepared for race weekend in the Chicago Loop.

Whether you can make it 26.2 miles or not, check out the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place during race weekend. Experience the exciting environment that welcomes participants and families from around the world. Check expo availability here
Did you know there's more to Chicago Marathon weekend than just the marathon. For folks that want to stretch their legs amidst the splendor of the Loop, run the Abbott 5K on Saturday, October 7. Find out how to register here.
And for anyone who isn't racing in the marathon, there's more ways to get involved. Be part of the magic on Marathon race day or by volunteering at the Expo, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Learn more here
After the race is over, stay and enjoy the Loop! Explore all Chicago's downtown has to offer -- dining, shopping, arts, culture, experiences and more. 

Runners, spectators and fans alike are welcome to continue the spirit of healthy competition following the upcoming marathon and enjoy the can’t-miss offerings at two of the hottest destinations in the Loop. Whether it’s a round of Social Darts, ping pong or refueling with tasty bites and refreshing cocktails, AceBounce and Flight Club are go-to hotspots following the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. 

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