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2019 Race Info

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.
 
Course Map
To view the 2019 Bank of America, Chicago Marathon course map, click HERE

Start Corrals
Corrals assignments are based on information provided from your race registration, the information you provide helps race organizers determine your corral assignment.  If you wish to request a corral change, you can make that request through your Participant Account.  To view details of the Chicago Marathon corral assignment criteria, CLICK HERE.  The deadline to request a corral change is, Tuesday, August 13th at 5:00 PM Central time

Chicago Marathon Expo - TEAM PAWS Chicago Booth
Please note that you will need to attend the Chicago Marathon Expo on either Friday, October 11th or Saturday, October 12th to pick up your race bib - we are unable to pick these up for you.  If flying in on Saturday, make sure to leave enough time to get from the airport to the Expo site at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago.  A delayed flight could put your bib pick up and participation in the race in jeopardy.

While at the Expo, please be sure to stop by our booth (location TBD) for a fun photo op, merchandise for sale, and to pick up your;
  • TEAM PAWS Chicago Marathon Gift
  • "Fan Club" Shirt (1-3 per member, depending on your Perks)
  • Cheer Items (signs, tattoos, cowbells and thunder sticks)
  • Map showing where our TEAM PAWS Chicago photographers and Cheerleaders will be located
  • Wristband pickup for the Race Day Party

Room Blocks
Room block information for our team was emailed on Friday, January 18 and will continue to be sent out until the blocks are full.  These fill up quickly so we encourage our members to reserve their travel and lodging needs as soon as possible! 

For 2019 we have two hotels to choose from, the Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, and the St. Clair Hotel, 162 E. Ontario St. Chicago, IL 60611.  The St. Clair is a pet friendly hotel.  To receive the room block link for either hotel, e-mail; teampaws@pawschicago.org

Members are also encouraged to visit the Chicago Marathon website's "Hotels, Travel & Parking" page which includes links to their hotel partners and we also recommend visiting sites such as Airbnb and VRBO to find overnight lodging for the weekend.

Finalize your travel arrangements early as lodging near the marathon site fills quickly!
 
PAWSta Party
Our annual PAWSta Party is on Thursday, October 10, 5:30-7:30pm at Joe’s on Weed, 940 W Weed Street, Chicago, IL.  Our PAWSta party features a complimentary dinner and dessert, cash bar, event program and more!  It’s also a great opportunity to meet with fellow TEAM PAWS Chicago runners, staff and Shepherds before the big race.  TEAM PAWS Chicago Members in the Chicago Marathon, are invited to attend, and may bring ONE guest.  Because this is a bar, no guests under 21 are allowed.  Please send us your RSVP to; teampaws@pawschicago.org no later than Friday, September 20.   

Race Day Activities 
Our pre and post-race party will be at the Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL which is directly across the street from the corral entrances to the start line!  Click HERE to see the location.  Members will be treated to 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, complimentary mini-massage and more!  This is FREE for our marathoners and your guests will be able to purchase wristbands to the party. 
We have 250 wristbands available for purchase, last year we sold out, so don't wait to order yours!

Wristband  Cost:
Early bird -- $20 Available online HERE until Friday, September 30th
Marathon weekend -- $30 (cash only)