Chicago Marathon

Chicago, IL, USA

Why run it?

Part of the World Marathon Majors, running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. The race starts and finishes in Grant Park, and travels through one of the world’s most magnificent cities. With ideal weather conditions, dry with highs of 67°F (19°C), this marathon is an unmissable and highly in-demand event. 2024 places coming soon.

What’s it like to run?




Flat & Fast






Approx 10-19oC

Entry Options

You can either run with realbuzz for one of our charity partners (with some incredible causes to choose from) or purchase your entry package and choose your own charity to run for.

For each option, you’ll need to pay a refundable holding deposit for your place and in each case you’re 100% guaranteed your place as long as you reach your fundraising target. All packages include exclusive training support and fundraising guidance too. 

Remember, our events are sell-out races, so places and packages are limited and will be made available on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t miss out.

Charity Partner Place

Chicago Marathon

Holding Deposit

£49 (refundable)

Entry Fee

£0 (funded by Partner Charity)

Exclusive Finishers Pack


Fundraising Target


Fundraising Support

The first thing you need to do once you’ve reserved your place is to set up a fundraising page. Once you have setup your page, then you need to tell everyone you know about it and share your story. Use social media channels, groups you may be part of and spread the word. 
With the support of your charity, you’ll easily be able to fit your fundraising around your training efforts, and you’ll have so much fun along the way. On you’ll find hundreds of fundraising ideas that will help you get to that fundraising target in no time at all.

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