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 Abbott Chicago 5K.
All volunteers are required to register online individually by 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Friday, September 29, 2023.Register now!
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo
Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6
Expo bib pick-up
Welcome participants to the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place. Volunteers will verify their bib tag and confirm their participant information before releasing the packet to them.
Saturday, October 7
Start area volunteers
Volunteers may assist with any of the following tasks: volunteer check-in, start hydration or start corrals.
Finish area volunteers
Volunteers may assist with any of the following tasks: volunteer check-in, finish line runner refreshment or finisher merchandise.
Can you recruit 10 or more volunteers to support the Abbott 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. Complete the group leader application today!
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.
Please direct questions to email@example.com.