Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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chicago marathon 2017
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Every October, 45,000 runners hit the streets of Chicago and take a 26.2 mile tour of the city by foot. It may be too late to enter the race (and complete weeks of training), but you can still line the streets and support participants as they make their way through the course. Head to neighborhoods like Pilsen, Chinatown and Lincoln Park to cheer on the runners and watch the race fly by.