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Event staff and key volunteers

Welcome to the 2024 Bank of America Chicago 13.1 Event Staff & Key Volunteer webpage! Below you will find information on the following, which will help you prepare for race week as well as gain a better understanding of event staff & key volunteer expectations.

  • Transportation options
  • Expense reimbursement policy
  • Event staff payments
  • Check-In Information

Transportation Options

Packet Pick-up Transportation Options

Public Transportation
Public transportation is highly encouraged. The Roosevelt Collection is accessible from the following CTA lines:

  • Red/Green/Orange Line Trains – Take the Roosevelt Station stop. Walk west on Roosevelt Rd. 1.5 blocks. Turn right on S. Delano Ct.
  • #12 Roosevelt Bus – Take the Roosevelt & Delano stop.
  • #29 State Bus – Take the State & Roosevelt stop. Walk west on Roosevelt Rd. 1.5 blocks.  Turn right on S. Delano Ct.

Parking is available at the Roosevelt Collection parking garage. We recommend parking on P2 in the Red/North section and taking the elevator up to the plaza to get to Packet Pick-up. The cost of parking will be reimbursed.

Garfield Park Transportation Options

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transit tips
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers an economical and convenient way to check out all Chicago has to offer. Garfield Park is accessible via the Conservatory-Central Park Green Line station, the Pulaski-Congress Blue Line Station or the #20 and #126 buses. For information on CTA fares and transit directions to and from the event visit

Check out Divvy Bikes – Chicago’s only bike and scooter share system. You can conveniently rent a bike or scooter from one of the various docking stations located around Chicago. Divvy will operate a bike valet (for Divvy bikes only) at Central Park Avenue and 5th Avenue all day and at Conservatory Drive and Lake Street after 9 a.m. to help attendees biking to and from the event.

Parking and Shuttle
Parking is available at select lots near Garfield Park and along the course. In addition, we will also offer a shuttle service from UIC beginning at 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 9.

Please request parking through this form and we’ll direct you to the best parking space for you.

Please do not park in the Field House parking lots. This lot is reserved for park district programming only.​

​A shuttle service and parking will be available for free at the Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure with parking entrances at 760 W. Taylor Street and 763 W. Polk St, located on the campus of University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Shuttle service to and from Garfield Park will operate from 4:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for event staff and volunteers. The first shuttle is anticipated to leave the UIC parking lot at 4:30 a.m. Service then resumes at 5:00 a.m. for event attendees, with service every 20 minutes to and from Garfield Park. The final shuttle will leave Garfield Park at 11:45 a.m. Shuttles will drop off and pick up participants on the in Garfield Park at Madison Street and St. Louis Avenue near Gate 1. If you plan to utilize the shuttle service, please plan to arrive at the parking lot no later than 45 minutes prior to your desired arrival time in Garfield Park. For additional details on how to get to the parking lot and maps, visit

Course Transportation Options

Public transportation
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers an economical and convenient way to check out all Chicago has to offer. For information on CTA fares and transit directions to and from the event visit

If you do plan on driving, please be aware of street closures and plan extra travel time to accommodate for traffic. Please reach out to your AS Captain to discuss parking options.

Expense Reimbursement Policy

The event will provide meals during required work shifts at Packet Pick-up (link to menu) and Garfield Park (link to menu). Staff working onsite when meals are provided who decide to forgo the provided meal are not eligible to receive reimbursement. If staff are required to be onsite during a time when meals are not provided or work duties require an individual to miss the provided meal, reimbursement will be provided as follows: up to $15 for breakfast, up to $20 for lunch, up to $35 for dinner. A receipt must be submitted to receive the reimbursement. If you have food allergies, please fill out this form [] so we can accommodate.

Click here for more information on the event expense reimbursement policy.

Event staff payments

In keeping with best practices, it is our policy to collect a new, completed Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification, within the last three years. If you are new to the event or have moved since the last time you worked with us, please complete a W-9.

Return your completed W-9 via email to or to the Race Office race weekend.  If we have your completed W-9 on file by the event, you can expect to receive your payment within 30 days of the event (Tuesday, July 9, 2024).

Check-In Information

Event staff and key volunteers are required to check in at one of the Aid Stations, Packet Pick-up Volunteer Check-In or the Race Office in Garfield Park before reporting to their event roles, depending on what their race week confirmation details. Your race week confirmation email will confirm specific details.  

Thank you for being a part of our event staff and key volunteer team. We are extremely excited about this year’s event and can’t wait to see you come race week.

Chicago Event Management produces the Bank of America Chicago 13.1. To learn more about CEM and additional opportunities within the Chicago running community, visit, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @cem.event.