MarathonFoto, the leading global provider of race photography services, is excited to announce an 8-year extension of its long-standing partnership with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This renewal further solidifies the remarkable collaboration that began in 1983, marking more than four decades of celebrating the athletes and their unforgettable moments of one of the world’s most renowned marathons.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is an iconic racing tradition that draws world-class professional athletes, dedicated runners, and enthusiastic supporters to the vibrant streets of Chicago. The enduring partnership between MarathonFoto and the Chicago Marathon has played a pivotal role in sharing the spirit of the race with the global running community, utilizing the art of photography to immortalize the journeys of individual runners, the infectious energy of cheering crowds, and the dynamic beauty of the Chicago cityscape.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, an event that embodies the spirit of determination, resilience, and community,” said Brad Kroll, President at MarathonFoto. “For over 40 years, MarathonFoto has been privileged to celebrate the inspiring stories of countless runners who have crossed the finish line of this iconic marathon. We are committed to delivering exceptional race photography and video services that capture the essence of all the Bank of America races.”

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon holds a special place in the hearts of runners worldwide, known for its flat and fast course that winds through the vibrant streets of Chicago, offering breathtaking views of the city’s iconic landmarks. With MarathonFoto’s expertise in race photography, participants can relive their race day experience through stunning imagery that encapsulates the energy and excitement of the event.

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with MarathonFoto, whose dedication to excellence has been instrumental in enhancing the race day experience for our participants,” said Carey Pinkowski, Executive Race Director at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. “Together, we have celebrated countless achievements, overcome challenges, and created lasting memories for runners of all abilities. We look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence for many years to come.”

As part of the extended partnership, MarathonFoto will expand its professional race photography services to participants of the Chicago Distance Series which is comprised of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and the Bank of America 13.1, as well as the Abbott 5K, ensuring that every runner’s accomplishment is commemorated with the highest quality imagery.

About MarathonFoto:

MarathonFoto, for more than 45 years, has had a mission that goes beyond capturing mere images. Dedicated to inspiring and celebrating athletes, MarathonFoto transforms moments into memories. As pioneers in their field, their lens doesn’t just freeze the action; it encapsulates the spirit, determination, and triumph of every participant. Through their artistry, MarathonFoto ensures that each athlete’s journey is not just documented but celebrated, creating a visual testament to the passion and perseverance that define the world of sports and mass participation events. MarathonFoto is a division of Infront Sports & Media AG. Website:

About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon:

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon welcomes thousands of participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, including a world-class professional field, top regional and Masters runners, race veterans, debut marathoners and charity participants. The race’s iconic course takes participants through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago. The 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, will start and finish in Grant Park on Sunday, October 13, 2024. In advance of the race, a three-day Abbott Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center on Thursday, October 10, Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to