Saturday, October 10, 2020


Every October, runners from across the country and around the world travel to Chicago to experience this international city by running through it at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Whether you’re running the Chicago Marathon, cheering on friends or looking to be part of the excitement of race weekend, we invite you to volunteer with us at the  International Chicago 5K.

Volunteers are required to register online individually by Tuesday, October 8, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Walk-up registrations are not permitted.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo

Friday, October 11

Expo bib pick-up
Volunteers will welcome International Chicago 5K participants to the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place, verify their bib tag and confirm their participant information before releasing the packet to them.

Expo opportunities have filled.

Race day

Saturday, October 12

Daley Plaza volunteers
The 5K run will step off from Daley Plaza in the heart of downtown Chicago.  Volunteers are needed to hand out bibs and water to participants before the race and to keep participants organized as they move towards the start line.

Register now!

Course volunteers
The 5K course will run through downtown taking runners on a 3.1-mile tour of Chicago. Course marshals are needed to help keep the course clear of spectators.

Register now!

Grant Park volunteers
The 5K finish line is located in Grant Park. Volunteers are needed to distribute merchandise and refreshments to runners and to assist with traffic flow.

Register now!

Volunteer groups

Can you recruit 15 or more volunteers to support the International Chicago 5K? Group leaders are needed to recruit volunteers, share assignment and registration information and keep their group on task and organized the day of the event. To learn more, email


Volunteer policies
Please review the volunteer policies in advance.

Race week confirmation email
Registered volunteers will receive a detailed email the week of the race with check-in instructions, preparation tips and more.

Questions can be directed to

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