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Members, to learn how to customize your personal fundraising page and other features, please download our 2018 Website Guide HERE.
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Please start checking here on a regular basis.  As we approach the event, we will post event weekend specific information here as it pertains to TEAM PAWS Chicago.  For the Chicago Marathon information, please continue to visit their website directly.

September 26 Update -- Please check your email and spam/junk folders for an email from the Chicago Marathon that includes your bib pick up information and QR Code, which you will need to print out (or show on your mobile phone) and show (along with photo ID) to pick up your bib.  They have begun emailing these out and have also mailed hard copies this week.  If you don't receive EITHER by Monday, Oct. 1, please contact the Chicago Marathon directly.

TEAM PAWS Chicago - Race Day Schedule
Click HERE to view the 2018 TEAM PAWS Chicago race day schedule.

2018 Chicago Marathon Course Map
Click HERE to view the 2018 course map.

2018 Chicago Marathon Grant Park Start / Finish Map
Click HERE to view the Grant Park Start / Finish map, find your entry gate, and corral, or check the location of the Molex Information Tent.

2018 Chicago Marathon Participant Guide
As part of your race weekend plan, all race participants should review the 2018 Chicago Marathon Participant Guide, click HERE to view the guide.

Corral Assignments
The BOA Chicago Marathon has sent out corral assignments.  The start corral information on the Chicago Marathon site has been updated and you can find all the information you need HERE.

Room Block at the Congress Hotel
Our room block at the Congress Hotel is SOLD OUT for Saturday, October 6 and we are unable to add any additional rooms.  Please visit the Chicago Marathon website's "Hotels, Travel & Parking" page HERE which includes links to their hotel partners.  We also recommend visiting sites such as Airbnb and VRBO to find overnight lodging for the weekend.

If you haven’t finalized your travel arrangements yet, we encourage you to do so IMMEDIATELY since lodging near the marathon site fills quickly!
PAW-sta Party
Mark your calendars!  Our PAW-sta Dinner and Party will be on Thursday, October 4 at Joe’s on Weed.  We will have a pasta dinner, cash bar, program and socializing with fellow TPC members!  This is free and one of your membership perks.  You will be allowed ONE guest, however, they must be 21+.  Due to space restrictions, additional tickets cannot be purchased.  If you are a TPC member who is between 18-20 please let us know so that we can ensure you receive the proper wristband for entry.  RSVPs are NOW CLOSED

Joe's is located at; 940 W. Weed St, Chicago, IL 60622.  Click HERE for a map to Joe's.

TEAM PAWS Chicago at the Chicago Marathon Expo
The TEAM PAWS Chicago booth is # 782, we are located right across from the t-shirt exchange, on the east side of the hall.   The Expo is held at, McCormick Place Convention Center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616, North building. 

Click HERE to see the layout of the Expo floor.

After you pick up your race bib, come by our booth (#782), to pick up your marathon gift, fan club shirts, and cheer items.  We will also have our pop-up shop with TPC merchandise available for purchase!

Expo Date & Times
Friday, October 5th - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 6th - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Click HERE for Expo Parking & Transportation Options.

Packet Pick Up At The Expo
In order to participate in the marathon, you must attend the expo to pick up your packet that will include your race bib.  Packets must be picked up by the registered runner, in person, not by friends or family members, no exception.  You must provide your 8-digit registration ID code from your marathon registration confirmation e-mail, your bib #, (located on the back of your mailed/e-mailed participant guide), and a photo ID.  All packets must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo during regular expo hours.  Packets are not available for pick up the day of the race.

HERE for Packet Pick UP Information.

Fan Club Shirts Pick Up
Every TEAM PAWS Chicago Marathoner receives free, red Fan Club cheer shirts to distribute to their friends, and family.  The quantity of shirts you will receive is dependent on your entry type as follows;
  • Self-Secured Entries = 1 shirt
  • Pre-Lottery Entries = 3 shirts
  • Post-Lottery Entries = 3 shirts

Shirts can be picked up at the TEAM PAWS Chicago booth (#782), in the expo hall.  Sizes are on a first come/first served basis, quantities are limited. Participants are encouraged to come early!

Bib Pull
TEAM PAWS Chicago runners who register for the marathon with a Pre or Post Lottery Guaranteed Charity Entry and have not reached their fundraising requirement by, 8:30 a.m., Friday, September 14th, will have the credit card on file charged for the balance due.  If payment cannot be made by the due date, the runner will have their bib pulled from the race.  To be removed from the bib pull list, runners fundraising minimum must be reached. 

Race Day Activities 
Our pre and post-race party will be at the Congress Hotel, which is directly across the street from the main entry gates into Grant Park and all start corrals!  Click HERE to see the location.  Join us in the morning for private gear check, continental breakfast, group photos and more!  We will also walk as a group to the corrals for each of the 3 waves.  Afterwards we will have our post-race party with food, drinks, music and more!  This is FREE for our TPC members and your guests will be able to purchase wristbands to the party.  The $20 early bird price is NOW CLOSED and we only have 19 wristbands left which will be on sale for $30 (cash only) at any of our marathon weekend events, starting with the PAWSta Party until we sell out.

Gear Check
​The TEAM PAWS Chicago headquarters is in the Gold Banquet room of the Congress Hotel, this will be the site of the TEAM PAWS Chicago official gear check area, and will accept any size and type of bag, unlike the official race gear check areas in Grant Park.  TEAM PAWS Chicago volunteers will be attending to your gear till 4:00 p.m.

Charity Mile Block Party
The official Charity Mile Block Party is the ideal spot for your Fan Club to be stationed to see you at the 15-mile mark.  This is the spot to be at!  There will be a red TEAM PAWS Chicago tent, along with a crowd of PAWS Chicago volunteers who will be there cheering you on.  Don't forget to smile, our photographer will also be on hand to capture all TEAM PAWS runners that pass by.

In 2018, the TEAM PAWS tent will be located on the north side (runners right), of S. Adams St. just east of S. Laflin St.  We will be at the very end of the Charity Mile Block Party, right across the street from Whitney Young High School.  Closest intersection is W. Adams St. & Laflin St.  Access to our site should be from the north of W. Adams St., once the race starts you will not be able to cross the street.

Click HERE for a map of the TEAM PAWS tent location.

Spectator Guide
Coming out to support a friend or family member on race day?  Make sure you check the 2018 Spectator Guide, HERE before heading out on race morning.

Mile Arrival Times
Help keep track of friends and family members on the course, click HERE to see the "Mile Arrival Times" for all 26 miles of the course.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon App
Make sure you download the Chicago Marathon App to have all the latest marathon information at your finger tips.  Runners keep up to date on race day timelines, family and friends can track runners progress throughout the race.  Download at, the App Store or Goodle Play.