The Bank of America Chicago Marathon Announces Extension of Media Partnership with NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago
CHICAGO, December 10, 2020 – On the heels of announcing the planning of the 43rd running of the Chicago Marathon, today, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement with NBC 5 Chicago / WMAQ and Telemundo Chicago / WSNS, continuing the stations’ role as the official English and Spanish television broadcast partners for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, through 2023. NBC 5 Chicago has been a media partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the past 12 years. Telemundo Chicago joined the event as a media partner in 2017.
As the official television broadcast partners for both races, NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago will feature pre-marathon programming, training tips, runner profiles, and extensive live race day coverage for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon across the stations’ linear and digital platforms. In addition to televising and streaming the Chicago Marathon, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago will deliver coverage of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, Chicago’s premier Spring running event, on its mobile apps and digital platforms.
“We’re thrilled to announce our continued partnership with NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago as the official English and Spanish-language home of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle,” said Carey Pinkowski, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle executive race director. “The teams at NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago capture the spirit of our events, from the world-class elite races to inspiring human interest stories. Through our partnership we will continue to provide runners and fans in the city and beyond with access to live and compelling content that connect them to all aspects of the marathon journey.”
“NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago are excited to remain as the home of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle,” added David Doebler, President/GM, NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago. “Our team takes pride in covering these epic races but next year will be extra special. We look forward to showcasing the vibrancy of our communities and telling the stories of resiliency behind our local athletes. From pre-race running tips to interviews in our English and Spanish-language race broadcasts, our news teams take pride in showcasing the vibrancy of our city, and the people that make these races world-class sporting events.”
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and broadcast live annually on the second Sunday in October from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Race day coverage features play-by-play action of the elite race from professional analysts, as well as course updates and inspiring stories from NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago anchors and reporters embedded across various neighborhoods along the course.
NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago’s on-air race day coverage will also be simulcast on NBCChicago.com, TelemundoChicago.com, the NBC 5 Chicago app, and the Telemundo Chicago app. In addition, both stations will feature a live streaming finish line camera on their websites from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local 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 runners through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to chicagomarathon.com.
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About NBC 5 Chicago
NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV) is the NBC Universal owned-and-operated station in Chicago. In partnership with Telemundo Chicago (WSNS-TV) as a duopoly station, NBC 5 serves the incredibly diverse and bilingual audiences throughout the city and suburbs. As the third largest television market, NBC 5 provides news, weather, community initiatives and more for the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as, areas of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. NBC 5 features daily local news on “NBC 5 News” and local lifestyle content on “Chicago Today.” All original content is available on-air, across streaming platforms, on NBCCHICAGO.COM and on the NBC Chicago Mobile App.
Telemundo Chicago (WSNS-TV) is a Telemundo owned-and-operated station in Chicago, owned by NBCUniversal. In partnership with NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV) as a duopoly station, Telemundo Chicago serves the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as, areas of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. Telemundo Chicago features the latest local news, weather forecasts, consumer reports, and entertainment and sports updates throughout their daily “Noticiero Telemundo Chicago” broadcasts. All original content is available on-air, across streaming platforms, on TELEMUNDOCHICAGO.COM and on the Telemundo Chicago Mobile App.