Pasta Dinner

Unfortunately, RMHC was not able to secure an outdoor venue large enough to host 600+ runners and their families while abiding by social distancing guidelines. In lieu of an organized in-person event, RMHC has secured $25Lettuce Entertain You gift certificates for all team members. Gift cards will be activated on October 8 with no expiration date and can be used at any Lettuce Entertain restaurant across the United States. Gift cards will be included in the Runner Packet distributed at the Expo booth on October 8or9.Detailed booth location will be shared when it becomes available.

Race Day Hospitality - Runners

RMHC is excited to welcome you in person at our Hospitality Tent. The tent has been relocated to the SW Corner of Columbus and Jackson in the heart of post Marathon festivities. Beginning at 5:30amon October 10you will have access to our heated tent, breakfast, coffee, and Coca-Cola beverages. Once settled, you'll find our Stretch Zone, equipped with a variety of foam rollers to help you loosen up and private restroom facilities. There will be plenty of Clorox wipes to help us keep everything as clean as possible. Before heading to your corral, you’ll be able to check your bag at the RMHC Gear Check, where it will be kept until your return.

As usual, our DJ will be playing great music as you return and walk back down the red carpet to a glass of champagne or chocolate milk, there will be a selection of runner lunch offerings and non-alcoholic beverages. (Grab-n-go lunch boxes will be available for friends and family. See below).There will be a post-race Stretch Zone, Changing Area, and First Aid Tent; however, post-race massage won’t be available this year. Runners are welcome to stay as long as needed.

RSVP for the hospitality tent here.

COVID-19 Policies

As a reminder, all registered participants are required to provide proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination series, or a negative COVID-19 test result to participate in the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (Details regarding these policies will be sent to you via the BOACM).Depending on local rules and regulations, masks may be required in tented areas.

Race Day Hospitality - Friends & Family

In an effort to limit crowding in charity tents, the BOACM has asked that friends and family reunite with their runner in designated spaces. RMHC will provide its own designated runner reunite immediately adjacent to our tent (More details/map to come).Friends and family will be able to welcome and greet runners at the Team RMHC red carpet, hug, high-five and take a photo. Friends and family will not be allowed inside the RMHC tent. We understand that this is quite a change from previous years. In light of this, RMHC has partnered with a vendor to provide meals to friends and family. A box lunch and beverage can be pre-purchased on the Team RMHC websitefor$15 and picked up race day at our friends and family walk up window. Family and friends interested in purchasing meals can order online here.

Please note that Grant Park will be open to spectators. All attendees are expected to follow the health and safety procedures outlined in the event health policy.

Support Crew T-shirts

Friends and family can support you and RMHC by wearing official Team RMHC Support Crew shirts. RMHC is offering adult (XS-XXXL) and youth sizes (XS-XL) in two colors! The online store will close on Monday 9/20anditemspurchasedwill ship directly to the address provided on October 1st. To view and purchase Support Crew Gear, click here.


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