Chicago Marathon and Van Dyke Verdict Social Media Analysis Response Team (SMART)

Social Media Analysis Response Team (SMART) links

Sunday October 7, 2018: Chicago Marathon (Chicago, IL)

Friday, October 5
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up from 0900-2000
McCormick Place, North Building, Hall B

Saturday, October 6
Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K starting at 7:30 a.m. (

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo; Packet pick-up from 0900-1800
McCormick Place, North Building, Hall B

Sunday, October 7
Grant Park, Chicago

5:30 a.m. – Gear check opens
5:30 a.m. – Start corrals open
7:20 a.m. – Wheelchair Start (men)
7:21 a.m. – Wheelchair Start (women)
7:22 a.m. – Handcycle Start
7:23 a.m. – Athletes with Disabilities Start
7:30 a.m. – Wave 1 Start
8:00 a.m. – Wave 2 Start
8:35 a.m. – Wave 3 Start

Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party
Grant Park, Butler Field
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Twitter lists: 




(Note: Official race publicized hashtags: #ChicagoMarathon & #MyChicagoMarathon)

Starting line 1km no word/term restriction parameters (Location based):

Finish line tweets w/ parameters of the tweet including the word “marathon” (Location based):


Google Images from starting line:,-87.6218538,18.08z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x880e2ca725964315:0x205858714073eac4!8m2!3d41.8808883!4d-87.6206955?hl=en



Instagram Official account:



chicagohalf account:

Packet pickup at McCormick Place (location-based):

“Chicago, Grant Park” (self-identified location-based):

“Grant Park” (self-identified location-based):



Periscope/Twitter #ChicagoMarathon:

Periscope/Twitter #MyChicagoMarathon:




Facebook (you may have to log in to your own account to view):

Official page of Chicago Marathon:

Official Event page of Chicago Marathon:

All pictures on FB using “Grant Park Chicago” (using FB geolocation):

Chicago Marathon Grant Park pictures (using FB self-identified geolocation):


Marathon start/finish Geolocation check-in pictures from FourSquare/Swarm:

General Hashtags used:










***(If you discover a new relevant hashtag/SM platform, please email it to Kevin)

FacialRec option:

Pull images (leverage timing/pace of runners) from pro photog instagram user @chicagomarathonphotos:


SMART Digital Submission form: <insert here>


Geolocation searches/references:

Geolocation searches (GPS Coordinates):

Starting line: 41.880912, -87.620841

Finish line: 41.870214, -87.620483

Location: Grant Park (Chicago, IL)

Starting line Address: Columbus Dr x E Monroe St.    Chicago, IL

Finish line Address: 965 S Columbus Dr.    Chicago, IL

Central between start/finish lines (Buckingham Fountain):,-87.6269663,16z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x880e2ca005fd8e87:0x2440022c9be1ae59!2m2!1d-87.6189483!2d41.8757944!1m0?hl=en

Grant Park in Chicago


Social Media Analysis Response Team (SMART) links

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