The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is a world-class running event that attracts participants from all over the globe. This year, the 45th running of the marathon is set to take place on Sunday, October 8, 2023.
With a course that winds through 29 of the city’s neighborhoods, the marathon offers a unique way to experience the diverse culture and architecture of Chicago.
Whether you’re a seasoned runner, a first-time participant, or a spectator, the Chicago Marathon promises an unforgettable experience.
- Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
- Start Time: 7:20 a.m. CT (Marathon Wheelchair start)
- Course: Starts and finishes in Grant Park, travels through 29 neighborhoods
- TV Coverage: NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago, NBC Sports Chicago
- Live Stream: Available on the websites and apps of NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago, and NBC Sports Chicago from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT
- Course Time Limit: 6 hours and 30 minutes
When is the 2023 Chicago Marathon?
The 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, October 8, 2023.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a world-renowned race, begins and ends in Grant Park, making the surrounding area a hub of activity.
The 26.2-mile course weaves its way through 29 distinct neighborhoods of Chicago, stretching north to Wrigleyville, south to Bronzeville, and west to the United Center.
For those not participating in the race or cheering on runners, the course map can serve as a guide to areas affected by parking restrictions and street closures.
Parking restrictions along the course will be enforced from 1 a.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Streets along the route will be closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., with longer closures in Grant Park.
As the last runners pass through (maintaining a pace of 15 minutes per mile), streets will gradually reopen.
Chicago Marathon 2023 Time
The race day begins early, with the men’s marathon wheelchair start at 7:20 a.m. CT, followed by the women’s marathon wheelchair start at 7:21 a.m. CT.
The marathon handcycle start is at 7:23 a.m. CT. The first wave of runners (red) starts at 7:30 a.m. CT, followed by the second wave (blue) at 8:00 a.m. CT, and the third wave (orange) at 8:35 a.m. CT.
The course time limit is 6 hours and 30 minutes, after which the course will re-open to vehicular traffic.
Chicago Marathon 2023 TV Channels
The 2023 Chicago Marathon will be broadcast live on NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago, and NBC Sports Chicago.
These channels will offer complete live coverage of the event in English and Spanish.
How to Watch Chicago Marathon Live Stream Online
The marathon can be live-streamed on the websites and apps of NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago, and NBC Sports Chicago.
The live stream will be available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT. In addition to the live broadcasts, a finish line camera will stream from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on all three websites and apps, capturing runners as they complete the race.
The 2023 Chicago Marathon is expected to be exciting, with over 47,000 runners participating. The flat and fast course, which has produced multiple world and national records, will take runners through 29 of Chicago’s neighborhoods, offering a unique way to experience the city. With the support of 1.7 million spectators, runners will embark on a 26.2-mile journey through one of the world’s most magnificent cities.