Joining the Group

Making your first steps into the serious cycling world Serious road cyclists are just different with their helmets on. For whatever reason, competitiveness (some might...

A Cyclist’s Guide to Illinois

The races and rides you’ll want on your calendar this summer Illinois cyclists may have to spend a good half of the year pedaling indoors...

New Mile Marker: Chicago Area Runners Association Marathon Training Program Celebrates its 25th Anniversary...

On a warm evening in June 1989, marathon buzz revved up in the back room of O’Sullivan’s Public House in Forest Park. Brian Piper...

Chasing Goals

After winning The Biggest Loser, Wheeling’s Danni Allen sets her sights on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon While competing on the NBC reality show...

Illinois: A Marathon Option for Everyone

With the official start of summer just around the corner, your preparations for the upcoming marathon season are likely in full swing. After all,...

Get Ready to Rundezvous

Frontier survival race challenges you to endure like it’s 1899 Many American kids at some time or another has imagined themselves as Davy Crockett, Daniel...

Illinois Half Marathons

As the barometer rises, runners of all abilities begin pounding the pavement in preparation for this year’s race season. While many runners have already...

Take Your Racing to the Next Level: Ultra 101

The idea of running a marathon is so difficult that the word “marathon” is used as a synonym for anything maximally exhausting and challenging....

One Step At A Time

Hailey Danisewicz is running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the camp that turned her life around When she was 14 years old, Hailey...

Small Charities: Lesser-Known Groups Use Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Crucial Fundraisings

In 2002, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon had just 14 charity teams and 1,674 charity runners.   Last year those numbers swelled to more than...