Medical volunteer program key collaborations
International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM)
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM). IIRM’s mission is to improve participant health and safety for endurance road race events through research, communication, education, and the development of medical standards specific to the unique medical needs encountered in endurance road races. Visit https://www.racemedicine.org/en-us/ for more information.
The departments of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences and Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University have teamed up with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on a joint research program that focuses on planning and preparedness for mass participation events. Building on the Chicago Model for mass participation events, the goal of this program is to leverage and expand its dynamic and responsive organizational structure and information systems in order to optimize decision-making processes for mass participation events. Drawing on data analytics and operations research methods, the program is developing dynamic new logistics models for resource allocation for the Chicago Marathon.