In 2005, American running legend Deena Kastor was named our women’s champion following a dramatic finish. Her journey to the finish line is chronicled in the "Spirit of the Marathon," the perfect film for a cold winter’s day.

In week 37, we suggest you toss on the documentary for some winter RUNspiration!
Your mindset is everything.
We are proud to have more than 40,000 participants from over 100 countries running the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Which country are you representing?
In week 38, we’re celebrating love and marriage – and running! On October 11, 2015, these two Bank of America Chicago Marathoners took the plunge at mile 8. Luckily, there was no runaway bride and these lovebirds crossed the finish line together – for the first time – as husband and wife.

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Couple says 'I do' at mile 8 of the Chicago Marathon

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Summer bodies are made in the winter. Go own those runs this weekend!

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We’re less than two weeks into 2017 but if you’re like us, then you’re already excitedly planning for October! Be sure to check out our 2017 hotel partners as you prepare travel plans: [ Chicagomarathon.com Link ]
In week 39, we celebrate the amazing spirit of these alumni runners who’ve completed all 39 Bank of America Chicago Marathons. Can you say “rock stars?”

Video via Bank of America
Cooler weather isn’t slowing these runners down!

Thanks for the RUNspiration Ruiari M., Abbey R., Annelaure R. and Randy M.
Start off 2017 with the right attitude.

Marathon mantra via @being_shortt on Instagram
We’re 40 weeks away from our 40th anniversary race! And we’re celebrating by sharing our favorite memories every Sunday leading up to October 8, 2017.

Do you have great memories and images from past Bank of America Chicago Marathons? Share with us and we will post our favorites.
Run into 2017 like…

Dance moves courtesy of 2016 male champion Abel Kirui
New year, fresh start. What’s your running New Year’s resolution?

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In case you missed it: Relive the best day of 2016 with this highlight video!
Our 2016 medal was inspired by the Chicago Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, signifying the original start line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

@lightrich from Instagram found it! Did you?
Remember that something is better than nothing when traveling over the holidays.

Show us how you’re staying active today!
Chicago blogger Lake Shore Lady interviewed a friend on her Bank of America Chicago Marathon journey and the experience of running for Old St. Patrick's Church charity team.

Sign up with one of our official charities today to guarantee your 2017 entry: [ Chicagomarathon.com Link ]

To marathon or not to marathon

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It’s only cold if you’re standing still. Get out there and enjoy the first day of winter!

via @_thescientist_ on Instagram
Chicagoans! Give the gift of running this holiday season. Sign yourself and a loved one up for the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K and help us turn this city green.

Register here: [ Shamrockshuffle.com Link ]
Did someone you love run the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Commemorate their incredible achievement with the gift of MarathonFoto.

Purchase their 2016 photo package today: [ Marathonfoto.com Link ]