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Our charity places for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024 have now been filled. If you are interested in running for Lia's Wings at the 2025 race, please email and we can secure you a space.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024


Sunday 13th October 2024

Grant Park, Chicago


26.2 miles

Registration fee: £100
Fundraising target: £2,000


Take part in the 46th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon - one of the world marathon majors, and the second-largest marathon in the world!


Alongside over 50,000 other runners you will start in the city's iconic Grant Park, winding your through 29 of Chicago's neighbourhoods, with the first three miles allowing you to take in Chicago's Downtown area, including the 'Magnificent Mile'. You will also run past such familiar sights as Wrigley Field (home of the Cubs), Soldier Field (the home of the Bears), and the United Centre, home to the legendary Chicago Bulls. The course will then loop through Chinatown, back towards Grant Park and the finish line, where the 'post-race party' awaits. There will be plenty to celebrate (with a free beer included)!

Event experience

Lia’s Wings is a national charity that provides hospital air transfers for children. We ensure that babies and critically ill children can access specialist treatment and care, wherever they are in the UK.

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World marathon major!


Flat route - great for
setting a personal best!


Free post-race party

What you'll receive

A Lia's Wings running vest and fundraising pack

• Fundraising support from the Lia's Wings team

A one-of-a-kind finishers medal

• A race shirt from the organisers

• A fantastic goody bag full of prizes from the race sponsors

• Free bag drop

Water and Gatorade stops throughout the course

Free entry to the 'post-race party' with live music, free food and refreshments for runners  - including locally brewed beer! ​

What's not included

• Travel - Lia's Wings cannot cover any travel costs associated with taking part. You will have to make your way to and from the race.

• Accommodation - you will need to arrange your own accommodation for the duration of the trip.

Already have a place in the Chicago Marathon?

If you were lucky enough to secure a ballot place in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and would like to raise funds for Lia's Wings, please email There’s no minimum fundraising pledge, just raise as much as you can! Don’t forget to use our fundraising pack stuffed full of useful materials to help maximise your fundraising. Everything you raise will help us fly babies and critically ill children to hospital. Find out more about how we will use your fundraising.

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