2008 Chicago Marathon
The 2008 Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 12. The Chicago Marathon will begin and end in Grant Park, with a start time of 8:00am. Runners are allowed 6.5 hours to finish the race. 2008 will mark the 31st consecutive running of The Chicago Marathon. Registration is currently available through marathon charity sponsors.
The Chicago Marathon is known for having a mostly flat and fast course, which has allowed for many world and personal records to be set since the first Chicago Marathon in 1977. The out-and-in marathon course allows for spectators to track their favorite runner at many different spots throughout the course, without needing to travel long distances, giving the Chicago Marathon a unique spectator experience. Check out the official Chicago Marathon Course page to see details.
The Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon is a major marathon held yearly in Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Alongside the Boston, New York, London and Berlin Marathons, it is one of the five World Marathon Majors. The October 7, 2007 running was the 30th Anniversary running of the race. It has been run every year since the September 25, 1977 running of the first race under the original name the Mayor Daley Marathon drew a field of 4200 runners.