NOTE: Live coverage of the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will appear in the player above starting at 7 a.m., tune in for complete race coverage and finish line cameras will show runners as they cross the finish line.
As thousands of runners fill the streets of Chicago on Sunday for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, it can seem challenging to know where your favorite runner is along the 26.2-mile route.
To make things easier, there’s a way to track a runner’s entire journey. As your favorite runner approaches the finish line, you can also watch them cross the finish line on NBC Chicago’s live finish line cameras.
Here’s how to track and watch:
Track runners throughout the marathon
The Chicago Marathon has its own mobile app that includes live race day functionality.
Runners and fans can download the iPhone app and Android app here, or search for “Bank of America Chicago Marathon” in the Apple and Google Play stores.
To add registered participants to their tracking list, users can search for their names and add them to their favorites. Users can track up to 20 runners through the app, which also includes an interactive route map, race schedule and race photos.
Spectators can even submit “digital cheers” through the app, which may even be displayed on the course as your participants pass by, according to the marathon website.
Watch runners live at the finish line
NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago will provide full televised and live coverage of the 2023 Chicago Marathon in English and Spanish.
The telecast will air from 7 to 11 a.m. Central Time and live coverage will be available at nbcchicago.com and telemundochicago.com. Live coverage will also be available on the NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago apps, as well as on the station’s Roku and Apple TV channels, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time.
There will be live finish line cameras live on the website and app from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See here for details.