CHICAGO – Bank of America announced today the long-awaited debut of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1. The city’s newest half marathon, one of the most popular race distances in the United States, will kick off on Sunday, June 7, 2020, bringing a world-class race and three-day health and wellness festival to Chicago’s west side. The inaugural event deepens Bank of America’s premier racing portfolio, which includes the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
“I’ve watched Chicago running transform over the past 30 years, and one of the questions I get asked most frequently is ‘when are you going to put on a half marathon,’” said Carey Pinkowsi, Bank of America Chicago Marathon Executive Race Director. “The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 is a continuation of the legacy we started with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. We are excited to start our next chapter by bringing a world-class half marathon to our city, and to further our mission to grow the sport and welcome new runners.”
Registration for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago 13.1 and 41st annual Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle will open at 10 a.m. (Central Time) on Monday, October 7, 2019. The registration fee for the Chicago 13.1 and Shamrock Shuffle will start at $95 and $39, respectively. Registration for the 2020 Chicago Marathon will be announced at a later date.
“The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 has been years in the making and highlights Bank of America’s continued commitment to the Chicago community,” said Paul Lambert, Chicago market president, Bank of America. “We’re excited to debut our newest distance event that will take runners on a tour of the city’s west side, highlighting the dynamic neighborhoods and diversity that make our city one of the best in the world.”
Registration information, including additional details about the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 and Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, are available at chicago13point1.com and shamrockshuffle.com.