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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

TEAM PAWS Chicago Participant Guide
The Participant Guide is a great resource for TEAM PAWS Chicago members as well as friends & family.  From the PAWSta Party, to Expo information, to corral close times, the "Guide" is a great resource to plan your race weekend activities.  Click HERE to access the Guide.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon App
For race weekend information at your finger tips, make sure to download the 2019, BOA Chicago Marathon App.  You will be able to track runners, watch the live race broadcast on NBC, plus view the interactive course and Grant Park maps.  This app will be available to download in early to mid September.

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.

Make sure you bring your packet pick-up ticket with you when picking up your packet.  This ticket can be found on the back of your "Participant Guide", which will be mailed to you a few weeks before the race date, (U.S. only).  International runners will receive an e-mail version of the "Participant Guide" with the packet pick up ticket. 

While at the Expo, please be sure to stop by our booth # 749, (click here for the Expo map), 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

McCormick Place Parking
Parking will be available for Expo attendees in Lot "A" at McCormick Place.  Parking tickets must be validated at the Expo to receive the reduced parking rate of $10.  Validation booth will be at the entrance to the Expo hall.

Race Bibs
Make sure you fill in the emergency contact information on the back of your race bib before heading out on race morning.  If you need medical assistance this information will be very helpful to those providing you medical care!
 
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)

Charity Block Party

Our spot this year at the block party is located just before mile 15, on the SOUTH side of W. Adams St, in front of Whitney Young High School.  Basically, we will be the 9th groups on the SOUTH side of the street, (close to S. Loomis St).  Runners should stay to their left as they approach the Charity Block Party and look for the red TEAM PAWS Chicago tent, don't forget to smile for our photographer.