The Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon

( 234 reviews )
99% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Chicago,
    United States
  • October
  • 3 miles/5K, 26.2 miles/Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Michigan, United States
3 5
"Great Big City Race!"
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Melissa 's thoughts:

Well run and organized despite the large numbers. Expo was easy to get to with provided bus transportation. Great freebies such as a Chi Marathon specific poster and a World Marathon Majors swag bag were nice, unexpected perks. Neat landmark specific finisher medals. Really nice finishers chute with numerous opportunities for post-race photos, nutrition such as protein shakes and bars, a bag of multiple snacks, gels, water, chocolate milk, gatorade and more. Quite a walk from the finish to bag pickup, but your legs will thank you for this the next day! Shirts were ok and not as nice as I would have expected of a Nike shirt. Many mats along the route make race day tracking for friends and family super informative. Even if you don't like crowds, racing Chicago is a bucket list item.

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