40 Years of Capturing Memories: MarathonFoto and Bank of America Chicago Marathon Celebrate a Milestone Partnership

September 18, 2023

2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will mark a 40 year partnership with MarathonFoto

Chicago, IL /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – MarathonFoto, the world’s leading race photography company, and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, one of the most iconic races on the global marathon circuit, are proud to celebrate an extraordinary 40-year partnership that has immortalized countless moments of triumph, determination, and camaraderie.

For more than four decades the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has attracted world-class professional athletes, avid runners, and enthusiastic supporters alike and MarathonFoto has been there every step of the way. The partnership has been integral in bringing the marathon to the global running community, harnessing the power of photography to encapsulate the stories of individual runners, the energy of cheering crowds, and the vibrant tapestry of the Chicago cityscape.

Over the years, MarathonFoto has evolved alongside the marathon, embracing technological advancements to provide participants with an unforgettable visual record of their achievements. From traditional film photography to state-of-the-art digital imaging, MarathonFoto has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation, delivering stunning race day memories to participants.

“As we commemorate this remarkable 40-year partnership between MarathonFoto and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we are truly humbled by the thousands of incredible stories we have had the privilege to capture,” said Brad Kroll, President of MarathonFoto. “From the determined first-time runners to the seasoned athletes breaking personal records, MarathonFoto’s mission has always been to inspire and celebrate athletes on their marathon journey.”

MarathonFoto’s dedication to preserving memories and creating lasting connections through photography has contributed to the enduring legacy of the event, which is celebrating its 45th running this fall.

“As we look back on four decades of partnership with MarathonFoto, we are reminded of the countless unforgettable moments that have unfolded on the streets of Chicago since the event’s founding in 1977,” said Bank of America Chicago Marathon Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski. “The Marathon is more than just a race—it’s a celebration of human perseverance, and MarathonFoto’s work captures the essence of each participant’s experience allowing finishers to commemorate their achievement for many years to come.”

As the official photographer of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, MarathonFoto will stage more than 120 photographers at 15 strategically positioned locations along the 26.2-mile course and at the finish line in Grant Park. In addition to race day photos, participants can also look forward to a customized video commemorating their accomplishments on race day. All participant event photos will be uploaded to individual runner galleries following the event at marathonfoto.com.

For more information about MarathonFoto and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, please visit their respective websites: www.marathonfoto.com or www.chicagomarathon.com.


About MarathonFoto

MarathonFoto is the leading race photography company, dedicated to celebrating and inspiring marathon participants through the lens of innovation and artistry. With a legacy spanning 45 years, MarathonFoto has pioneered race day photography, utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide participants with visually stunning memories that transcend time.


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 elite 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 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, will start and finish in Grant Park on Sunday, October 8, 2023. In advance of the race, a three-day Abbott Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center on Thursday, October 5, Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to chicagomarathon.com.