The 2022 Chicago Marathon is coming to Chicago this October, and Concierge Preferred has the inside scoop. Concierge Preferred, of course, is one of the top tour guide in the Windy City, helping both lifelong residents and visitors alike make the most of their time in the city; and the Chicago Marathon, of course, is one of the premier running events in the entire United States, drawing competitors from all over the country and even all over the world. In short, this is sure to be a great time, even for those who won’t be participating, as the spectacle will truly be something to behold.
Both elite athletes and casual runners will find much to love in the 2022 Chicago Marathon, which will be taking place on October 7, 2021. Participants from every state and more than 100 countries are expected to participate. The 26.6 mile race will begin in Grant Park at 7:30 am. There will be a large variety of age groups in which to participate, with the top five finishers in each category being given engraved medals.
There are numerous ways to compete, though — participants needn’t try to win. There will also be Nike Pace teams designed to help those who have a goal of finishing the race in a given amount of time. These teams will be led by veteran runners who will pace their groups to finish in times ranging from 3 hours to 5 hours and 45 minutes. All participants must finish within 6 hours and 30 minutes. Participants can also form three different categories of teams: red (competitive), blue (runners of all abilities), and corporate (teams of employees). Teams can further compete within a variety of categories.
And there will be sweet release at the finish line, too, as there is the Bank of America 27th Mile Post-Race Party. Taking place in Grant Park’s Butler Field, this is an outdoor celebration that will feature live music alongside plenty of food and beverages. It’s the perfect cap to a hard-fought race!
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