Happy National Puppy Day! “Hey Koi! This little PAWS Chicago monster has brought so much joy into my life over the past two years (he’s not mine, but I helped foster him before adoption and see him a lot)…One way you can support little guys like Koi AND crush 2017 is through the #ChicagoMarathon Charity Program. This year marks the 40th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and is as good a...
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We love when Chicago blooms! Who’s lacing up and SPRINGing into action today?!

PS – This garden is next to your Bank of America Chicago Marathon start line! :)
In week 29, we honor Olympic gold medalist, record-breaking Bank of America Chicago Marathon winner, and longtime friend Joan Benoit Samuelson! Cheers to you, Joan! Thank you for being such an inspiration!
Chicago celebrates St. Patrick’s Day like no one else! And our Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K race keeps the party going on April 2! Come shuffle and kick off the start to running season with us! Register here: [ Shamrockshuffle.com Link ]
We’re 30 weeks out from the 40th Bank of America Chicago Marathon! You probably know that Chicago is known for its flat and fast course, but did you know that there have been 4 world records set at the Chicago Marathon?
- Steve Jones, Great Britain, 2:08:05 (1984)
- Khalid Khannouchi, Morocco, 2:05:42 (1999)
- Catherine Ndereba, Kenya, 2:18:47 (2001)
- Paula Radcliffe, Great Britain, 2:17:18...
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Cheers, it’s 312 day! On October 8, a cold Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale will be waiting for you at the finish line.
Don’t forget to set your clocks tonight! Let’s “spring forward” into running season! ⏰
Jealous of these sweet 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K beanies? Shuffle with us on April 2 and take one home with you! Sign up and save: [ Shamrockshuffle.com Link ]

Looking good Deena Kastor and Alexi Pappas!
Happy International Women’s Day to all of our amazingly strong ladies! Keep slaying!
In week 31, we celebrate the 700,000 athletes from around the world who have crossed the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. When you run Chicago you are truly a part of something big!
We love seeing the world through the eyes of our runners! Share your training photos with us below – you never know who you’re inspiring out there!

Via Instagram: Grand Rapids, Michigan - @meghan526 -> Victoria, British Columbia - @forloveoftherun -> Will Country, Illinois - @roxy_marie_runs -> Paris, France - @laurent_26.2
When you run with us, you do so responsibly! The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the first marathon to receive Evergreen Level Certification by the Council for Responsible Sport! Check out a few ways we’re living green…together! In 2016:

• 42,000 apples from Michigan were provided as a locally sourced treat for athletes to refuel themselves.
• Participant T-shirts, a product of Nike’s...
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Nike became the official footwear and merchandise sponsor of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2008. In week 32, we want to see your favorite Nike gear from over the years! Share with us below.
The architecture. The views. The pizza. Why do you love running in Chicago?

via @hermigas on Instagram
Finish off winter with the right attitude. One month to go!
Did you know that Team In Training - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Illinois Chapter was the first Bank of America Chicago Marathon charity partner? Since then, our Charity Program has had more than 106,000 runners raise over $167 million for local, national and global causes.

In week 33, consider running for a cause you care about! [ Chicagomarathon.com Link ]
We love celebrating the diversity of cultures and nationalities belonging to our runners and our city over race weekend. Now everyone can be a part of that celebration! Whether you’re running on Sunday, cheering on friends or looking to be part of the excitement of race weekend, we invite you to join us on Saturday, October 7 for the 2017 International Chicago 5K.

Learn more here: [...
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All you need is love - and running! We’re sending hugs to all of our “sole-mates” this Valentine’s Day. Your devotion to this sport and to this community inspires us every day. Keep being amazing and good to each other!
In week 34, The Four Percent's Kate Lemere looks back on her 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon experience. “Throwing back and taking a trip down memory lane The 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Every time I look at this picture I tear up! It may sound crazy but that summer of training was some of the best months of my life. I tested myself. I grew into myself. I met some INCREDIBLE...
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Still looking for a fall race? Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the TCS New York City Marathon! Runners can apply through February 17. Learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Run in 2017