The Bank of America Chicago Distance Series is back, and we’ve got the details on the second annual event.
The Distance Series connects the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago 13.1 and Shamrock Shuffle in a unique challenge that will reward participants who finish all three events in 2024 with an exclusive medal and guaranteed entry to the 2025 Chicago Marathon.
Individuals interested in participating are encouraged to get their names in early to ensure they can take part in the popular series. Registration for the Chicago 13.1 and Shamrock Shuffle launched in early October. The four-week application period for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon opened on Tuesday, October 17.
“As the inaugural Bank of America Chicago Distance Series concluded at the 45th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon [in October], we look forward to building on the unprecedented interest we saw in the events that make up the Distance Series in 2024,” said Carey Pinkowski, executive race director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago 13.1 and Shamrock Shuffle.
“The Distance Series is a celebration of the local and global running community that unites on the streets of Chicago year round. We hope the achievements of these participants inspire a new generation of runners to join on this incredible journey next year.”
2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon application
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and an internationally renowned event, began accepting applications for the 46th running of the event on Tuesday, October 17.
Registration will be conducted through a non-guaranteed entry drawing and a series of guaranteed entry applications.
Interested individuals will have until Thursday, November 16 to apply for either a guaranteed or non-guaranteed entry. The cost of an entry is $240 for United States residents and $250 for those residing outside of the United States.
Individuals can qualify for an entry into the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon through several guaranteed entry opportunities:
- Time qualifiers who have met the event’s age-graded qualifying standards or qualify for the event’s American Development Program.
- Legacy finishers who have completed the Chicago Marathon five or more times within the last 10 years.
- Registered participants who cancelled their 2023 entry.
- Charity participants who are fundraising for an official charity as part of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Program.
- International runners (non-U.S.) participating in the International Tour Group Program.
- Runners who completed the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Distance Series by finishing the 2023 Shamrock Shuffle, Chicago 13.1 and Chicago Marathon.
Non-guaranteed entry drawing
Those who do not qualify for a guaranteed entry can apply for the non-guaranteed entry drawing. The event will select names from the full pool of non-guaranteed entry applicants and notify applicants of their selection status on Thursday, December 7.
Additional details about the 2024 application are available at chicagomarathon.com/apply.
2024 Bank of America Chicago 13.1 registration
The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 offers a unique experience, encouraging runners to explore the neighborhoods of Chicago’s West Side. The 3rd annual half marathon will kick off on Sunday, June 9, 2024, with a course that weaves through the historic parks and boulevards of the West Side, starting and finishing in Garfield Park. Following the race, participants and community members are encouraged to celebrate at the Race Day Festival, featuring a mix of entertainment, health and wellness activities and community activations.
Registration for the 2024 event is now open.
Additional details about the 2024 event and registration information are available at chicago13point1.com.
2024 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle registration
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, one of Chicago’s favorite annual traditions and the official kickoff to the running season, is a continuation of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
On Sunday, March 24, 2024, the race will treat participants to a one-of-a-kind 8K (4.97-mile) run through Chicago’s Loop. Fitness enthusiasts not ready to tackle the 8K are encouraged to join The Mile event on Saturday, March 25, or the 2-Mile Walk on Sunday. All three events will start and finish in Chicago’s Grant Park.
Registration for the 2024 events is now open.
Registration for the 2-Mile Walk is $25 and $15 for youth ages 8 to 15. The entry fee for The Mile event is $35.
Additional details about the 2024 event and registration information are available at shamrockshuffle.com.
About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
In its 46th year on Sunday, October 13, 2024, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will welcome thousands of participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, including a world-class professional athlete field, top regional and Masters runners, race veterans, debut marathoners and charity participants.
The race’s iconic course takes participants through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago. Annually, more than a million spectators line the streets cheering on tens of thousands of participants from the start line to the final stretch down Columbus Drive.
As a result of the race’s national and international draw, the Chicago Marathon assists in raising millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes while generating over $300 million in annual economic impact to its host city.
The 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, will start and finish in Grant Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 13. In advance of the race, a three-day Abbott Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center on Thursday, October 10, Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to chicagomarathon.com.
About the Bank of America Chicago 13.1
The third annual Bank of America Chicago 13.1 offers runner a unique experience, bringing a world-class half marathon to the neighborhoods of Chicago’s West Side. The 13.1-mile course weaves through the historic parks and boulevards of the West Side, starting and finishing in Garfield Park with scenic loops through Humboldt and Douglass Parks.
A two-day packet pick-up will be held on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. The weekend celebrations will culminate with the half marathon and race day festival on Sunday, June 13, 2024. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to chicago13point1.com.
About the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
Long recognized as an annual rite of spring, a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the kickoff to the outdoor running season in Chicago, the 43rd annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle treats participants to a scenic 8K run through downtown Chicago and a two-mile walk along Chicago’s lakefront.
The 8K run will kick off at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 2-Mile Walk at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2024. Following the race, participants can enjoy live music at the Post-Race Party in Grant Park.
In advance of the event, the two-day packet pick-up will take place in Grant Park on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. In addition to attending packet pick-up, participants are encouraged to join The Mile on Saturday, March 23. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to shamrockshuffle.com.