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Event Preparation Meeting

The 43rd running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is set to return to the streets of Chicago on Sunday, October 10. As we get closer to race week, event organizers continue to work closely with the City of Chicago, including the Chicago Department of Public Health, to produce a safe and enjoyable experience for event attendees and the Chicago community.

The world has changed since our last event, but our commitment to you and our community’s health and safety has not. The Event Preparation Meeting has always been an important part in the lead up to the event, but this year’s virtual trainings are even more critical. As a part of your event role, you are required to watch the General Event Overview Presentation and the Breakout Session specific to your area.

The information presented is critical to your success race weekend. If you have questions for your program manager after reviewing the presentations, please click here to submit your question. Program managers will receive your question and follow up in timely manner.

The return of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be a historic moment for our event, the running industry, and the City of Chicago. Thank you for playing a critical role in this year’s event and bringing the marathon back to the streets of Chicago.

General event overview

This presentation provides important details for this year’s event. The information in this video will help prepare you for your event role and will provide answers to many commonly asked questions.

General Event Overview

Breakout sessions

If you have any questions about which breakout session you should view based on your role, please contact your manager.

COVID-19 Policies

Creating a safe environment race weekend is everyone’s responsibility. You can contribute to the overall safety of the event by reviewing and following the health and safety procedures outlined by the event. More information on policies specific to event staff and key volunteers will be included in the race confirmation email. View the event’s COVID-19 policies (

2021 Event FAQs

We’re working closely with the City of Chicago, including the Chicago Department of Public Health, to produce a safe and enjoyable race weekend experience for the Chicago community. If you have questions about this year’s event, we encourage you to visit the Frequently asked questions page of Event staff specific FAQs are available at