FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration
to Open Tuesday, February 1
34th Annual Event to Take Place on Sunday, October 9
CHICAGO - Registration for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will
open to the public beginning at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011
at www.chicagomarathon.com. The 34th annual Bank of America Chicago
Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2011, starting and finishing in
Chicago's Grant Park. Registration will be open to the first 45,000
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the most prestigious
marathons in the world, and is one of the five "World Marathon Majors."
Each year, the event delivers a fast course and builds upon a longstanding
tradition of supporting the Chicagoland economy and more than 150 nonprofit
organizations which raise money to advance local, national and global
causes. Chicago Event Management (CEM) manages the annual event.
Participation in the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will directly
benefit youth running programs in Chicago. Two dollars from each entry,
along with a dollar-for-dollar match by Bank of America, will be donated to
Chicago-based youth running and fitness initiatives.
The fee to register for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is $145
for U.S. participants and $170 for participants outside of the U.S.
Registration will close when the participant capacity of 45,000 is reached.
More information on the race, registration and how to get involved is
available at www.chicagomarathon.com.
About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
In its 34th year and a member of the World Marathon Majors, the Bank of
America Chicago Marathon annually attracts 45,000 participants, including a
world-class elite runner and wheelchair field, and an estimated 1.7 million
spectators. As a result of its national and international draw, the iconic
race assists in raising more than $11.5 million for a variety of charitable
causes while generating a $150 million economic impact to its host city
according to a report by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's
Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (R.E.A.L.). The 2011 Bank of
America Chicago Marathon will start and finish in Chicago's Grant Park
beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 9. In advance of the race, a
two-day Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention
Center on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8. More information is
available at chicagomarathon.com