Commemorate Your Achievement

Travel around Chicago with ease

The Chicago Transit Authority is a convenient and affordable transit option for runners and their families to get to the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon at Grant Park on Sunday, October 13, and the 2019 Abbott Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place on Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Purchase your commemorative Bank of America Chicago Marathon Ventra Card in advance to cut down on travel times and avoid long lines at rail station vending machines.

  • Purchase a pass for added convenience and unlimited rides throughout your stay
  • The card is reloadable. Transit value can be added online at, via the Ventra App, at Ventra Vending Machines at CTA rail stations, at participating local retailers, or over the phone by calling 877-669-8368
  • Simply touch your Card to the yellow target on the card reader and go!


Souvenir Chicago Marathon Ventra Cards cost $5 and are available to order with preset Transit Value: $20, or with unlimited ride passes: 3-Day Pass (72 hour) or 7-Day Pass.

Your card will be available for pickup at your selected location during Will Call hours.

Will Call hours are as follows:

    O’Hare Blue Line Station (in the lower level concourse)
  • Thursday 10 October – 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Friday 11 October – 8 AM to 8 PM
  • Saturday 12 October – 9 AM to 2 PM
    Midway Orange Line Station
  • Friday 11 October – 10 AM to 5 PM
    2019 Health & Fitness Expo (McCormick Place)
  • Friday 11 October – 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Saturday 12 October – 10 AM to 6 PM

$20 + $5

3-Day (72 Hour)
  • Unlimited rides for 3 days (72 hours) from first use
  • Pass valid for one rider
  • Good for travel on all CTA buses and trains

$28 + $5

  • Unlimited rides for 7 days from first use
  • Pass valid for one rider
  • Good for travel on all CTA buses and trains

$20 + $5

$20 Transit Value
  • Add as much value as you need; can be reloaded at any time
  • Can pay for up to 7 riders at one time
  • Good for travel on all CTA buses and trains

All sales are final. No refunds for unused passes or transit value.

Registering your card is optional but has many benefits including account balance protection if your card is lost or stolen, and easy account management online, via the Ventra App, or by phone. The $5 purchase fee for Commemorative Ventra Cards is not returned as transit value.

Register your card at, via the Ventra app, or by calling 877-669-8368.

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