Chicago Marathon 2021: Live Stream, TV Coverage, Event Schedule

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Chicago Marathon live stream, start time, event schedule, TV coverage. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2021 returns on Sunday, Oct. 10, with runners tackling the 26.2-mile course after a year’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon returns on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, with runners tackling the 26.2-mile course after a year’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The marathon will feature more than 35,000 runners, including some of the most elite athletes that the sport has to offer. The race starts in Grant Park and travels through 29 Chicago neighborhoods before ending back in the park.

This year’s race will be a comeback celebration, but it will also feature some exceptional racers, including Reuben Kipyego, the second-fastest man in 2021, Olympian and past marathon champion Galen Rupp, Kenyan sensation Ruth Chepngetich, and Sara Hall, who will be making a comeback in more ways than one as she looks to break a big record in this year’s race.

Several athletes in the elite wheelchair competition will compete back-to-back, in Chicago on Oct. 10 and Boston on Oct. 11, with Daniel Romanchuk, Marcel Hug, and Tatyana McFadden planning to complete the double.

When and where is the Chicago Marathon 2021?

The 43rd running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is scheduled to return to take place on Sunday, Oct. 10.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon finish line is located on Columbus Drive south of Balbo Drive in Grant Park.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon start line is located in Grant Park at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Monroe Street.

Chicago Marathon starts times and schedule:

The timeline for the day is as follows (all times are in Central Time): 

7:20 a.m.: Marathon Wheelchair Start (men)

7:21 a.m.: Marathon Wheelchair Start (women)

7:22 a.m.: Marathon Handcycle Start

7:30 a.m.: Wave 1 Start

8 a.m.: Wave 2 Start

8:35 a.m.: Wave 3 Start

How to Watch Chicago Marathon 2021 Live Stream:

The Chicago Marathon live stream is available on NBCChicago.com from 7 a.m. on Sunday and on NBC5.

Cord-cutters should be able to watch on Sling TV or fuboTV if NBC5 is available to you in your area, or on NBC Sports Network on Sling Blue or fubo. The live coverage will continue until 11:00 am on TV, and a live finish line stream will continue until 3:00 pm on the NBC Chicago website and app. 

NBC 5’s marathon broadcast and digital coverage also will stream on NBC Chicago’s free app on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV as well as Peacock and on LX.

Outside of Chicago, you can also tune in to the Chicago Marathon on NBC Sports, or stream it on Peacock, although that does require you to have a subscription, which costs $4.99 a month.

How to Watch Bank of America Chicago Marathon Live on TV:

NBC 5 Chicago and nbcchicago.com will provide complete live TV coverage and live streaming of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on race day. The NBC 5 Chicago live television broadcast will air from 7-11 a.m. and the live stream will be available right here and in the NBC Chicago app from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year, NBC 5’s marathon broadcast and digital coverage also will stream on NBC Chicago’s free app on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV, as well as Peacock and on LX.

Telemundo Chicago and telemundochicago.com will also provide live reports and live streaming of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on race day. The Telemundo Chicago live television broadcast will air starting at 7 a.m. and the live stream will be available at telemundochicago.com from 7 a.m. to 3 p.