The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is known worldwide for its fast, flat course and its thrilling world-class athlete competition. As an official tour operator, Marathon Tours & Travel can offer assistance in booking guaranteed entry (currently we are sold out and have started a waitlist) in the race and your hotel at excellent locations for the marathon weekend! Our experienced staff can also assist you with other travel services such as securing the best airfare, transfers from the airport, etc.
One of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is a great choice if you want to chase after a personal record or simply finish your first marathon. Packed with spectators, the scenic course will take you past many historic landmarks and through numerous diverse neighborhoods including colorful Old Town, Little Italy and Chinatown.
Come for the run but take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer. Many of the city’s attractions are conveniently located within walking distance of one another including the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Science and Industry located at Chicago’s lakefront Museum Campus. Visit Navy Pier, stroll (or run) along the pedestrian pathway that stretches for miles along Lake Michigan and shop the Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue.
Chicago is a lovely city and the general atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The crowd support throughout the marathon was fantastic and the volunteers did a great job. It was well organized and went smoothly even before marathon day - the bib packet pickup in particular.
Thanks for your help with the hotel accommodation in Chicago. You made the marathon possible. My hotel stay at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown was very comfortable and all went well.