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.

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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

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Tatyana McFadden was born with spina bifida in a Russian orphanage, but it wouldn’t keep her from becoming the most decorated Bank of America Chicago Marathon-er. McFadden was the first athlete, able-bodied or disabled, to win 4 Abbott World Marathon Majors races and in 2016, won the Chicago Marathon for the sixth straight time. In week 35, we celebrate all marathoners who have overcome great...
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Who said winter is for hibernation? Bring it on, February – and Punxsutawney Phil!

via winter warriors Michael John C., Aaron W. and Carrie Ann P.
In week 36, we celebrate our legacy runners like Brian O., who show up at our start line year after year with the type of enthusiasm that makes our race so electric.

Here’s Brian in 2000 celebrating his first finish. He’s run every Bank of America Chicago Marathon since that day and, like us, will be celebrating his 40th birthday in October.

Here’s to 40 and fabulous, Brian!
Always remember to reward yourself! How do you celebrate a marathon finish?

Tasty ideas via @julie925, @floridarunningurl and @m_clairelouise on Instagram.
Don’t let your running squad miss out on our 40th anniversary race! Tag friends below to encourage them to run with our Charity Program.

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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?”

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Cooler weather isn’t slowing these runners down!

Thanks for the RUNspiration Ruiari M., Abbey R., Annelaure R. and Randy M.