Posted by: Joe English | October 8, 2008

Broadcasts: Chicago Marathon television, radio and Internet coverage (2008)

[This is outdated information. For information on the television and Internet broadcast of the 2009 Chicago Marathon, click here.]

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is coming up this Sunday, October 12th, 2008. The race starts at 8:00AM Central Daylight Time. The marathon will be broadcast live on televsion and radio in the Chicago area as well as live on the Internet all over the world.

Television Coverage
NBC 5 Chicago television will carry live coverage of the race in the Chicago area. NBC 5 News coverage begins at 6:00 a.m. followed by live on-air and on-line coverage of the 2008 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Radio Coverage
The Score Sportsradio 670 AM will also carry live race coverage, which will be especially handy for those spectators out on the race course. On race day, The Score Sportsradio 670 AM will feature a live broadcast from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Universal Sports
Internet broadcaster Universal Sports (formerly WCSN) will carry the race live on the Internet. The live webcast will be from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. central daylight time on Sunday morning. The race will also be available as an on-demand archived broadcast after the race at from Universal Sports. The race webcast will be available to the entire world.

To view the web-cast, go to The broadcast is available free of charge. If you haven’t watched a broadcast before on Universal Sports, you may need to register for an account on the web-site, but they are currently not charging money to create an account.

We’ll have complete coverage of the race here at Running Advice and News.

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  1. I wish I lived near a place that actually had a marathon that got coverage. 🙂

  2. […] Races: Chicago Marathon Television, Internet and Radio Coverage Note: this post refers to the 2007 Chicago Marathon. For 2008 broadcast information, click here. […]

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