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Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Every October, runners from across the country and around the world unite on the streets of Chicago to conquer 26.2 miles and call themselves Bank…

NIKE Tournament of Champions
NIKE Tournament of Champions

Nike’s flagship girls’ basketball events – the Tournament of Champions and Nike Nationals – return to Chicago on July 10, 11, and 12, 2020. The…

Bank of America Chicago 13.1
Bank of America Chicago 13.1

The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will take place on Sunday, June 7. The inaugural race will offer a uniquely Chicago experience; encouraging runners to…

Big Ten Men's Golf Championships
Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships

After a supremely successful 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, some of the biggest names in college are returning to Rich Harvest…

adidas Windy City National Qualifier
adidas Windy City National Qualifier

Head down to McCormick Place April 10-12 to experience the adidas Windy City National Qualifier! One of the largest amateur sporting events, the adidas Windy…

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

Continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration and kick off the spring racing season with the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Run or 2-Mile Walk.…

SheBelieves Summit
SheBelieves Summit

U.S. Soccer will host the third annual SheBelieves Summit, presented by Deloitte, on March 14 in Chicago. With U.S. Soccer and Deloitte’s shared vision of empowering…

Big East Women's Basketball Tournament 2020
Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament

The 2020 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by Jeep returns to Wintrust Arena, located in downtown Chicago from March 6-9.  From the renowned architects at…

2020 NBA All-Star
2020 NBA All-Star Game

Chicago will host NBA All-Star for the first time in three decades. The All-Star weekend will feature a variety of events including All-Star Saturday Night…

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