Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon

  • 09.10.2016
  • 07:30 am - 01:30 pm

PRESENTATION

Chicago will settle its new marathon on the 9th of October 2016. Third city in the United States, it’s the destination of millions of tourists every year, and represents one of the major marathons of the world with New York and Berlin.

The course will drive you through the city for a glimpse of the main boroughs and places. Departure and arrival are in Grant Park : then you’ll run along the quarters of Streetville (fashion side of the city), but also Lincoln Park and the loop. Don’t forget during your stay to stroll in the little streets, discover the town thanks to a cruise, climb up the Willis Tower which is one of the highest tower of the United States, and stop by the loop close to the famous Cloud Gate. Enjoy the gardens of this green city…

Day 1 : Flight from your aiport of departure for Chicago. Private or free transfert to your hotel. Free end of afternoon to relax. Overnight.

 

Day 2 : Breakfast at your hotel. This morning, city tour with your english guide : Chicago gathers several buildings among the highest of the world, including the Sears Tower (finished in 1973, 110 floors, 443 meters high), Amoco Building and the John Hancock Building. Visit of the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, a copie of Versailles foutains in Paris. Continuation with some amazing art deco settings : Board of Trade Building in the heart of the Business quarter, the Auditorium building, then the Michigan lake. On the afternoon, you’ll have the possibility to have a cruise on the Chicago River. Overnight.

 

Day 3 : Breakfast at your hotel. Free day to take advantage of the amenities of the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 4 : Breakfast at your hotel. Race. Free end of afternoon. Overnight.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

09 October 2016
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Day 5 : Breakfast at your hotel. Free day to take advantage of the amenities of the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 6 : Breakfast at your hotel. Free time before being transferred to the airport.

 

Note : This is an example of a stay. We propose to our runners “a la carte” trips : you can choose your days of arrival and departure, visits or not, the board..

  • Hotels we are working with
  • Marathon Informations
  • Practical informations

Examples of hotels we’re working with :

Best Western Grant Park Hotel ***SUP (0.8miles from the departure)

Close to Grant Park, the Aquarium, the Millenium Towers…this hotel is perfectly situated to discover the city. Moreover, you’ll have the right to use its fitnessroom and its outdoor swimming-pool (according to the season).

 

Hilton Palmer House Hotel **** (0.8miles from departure)

This Hilton hotel will be found in the Theater district, near the little harbourg of Chicago. Built in a european and sophisticated way, it offers a cocktail bar and a lounge, as well as a restaurant. Against an extra fee, you’ll have the possibility to swim in its indoor swimming-pool and to train in its fitnessroom.

 

W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel **** (1.4miles from departure)

Relax your senses in its Zen living-room. Go to the lounge on the roof to have a drink while admiring the view on the lake and the exciting nightlife of this city. Come and taste a cosy dinner at the restaurant. After that, leave the table to enter your comfortable and modern room.

Type of course : Flat and fast
Number of runners : 35 755 in 2011
Departure / Time : Grant Park at 7:30
Arrival : Grant Park
Time limit : 6:30
Minimum age : 16 years old (with parents’ approval)
Climatic conditions : 13°C / 65 mm of rain
Advantages : Party after the race at Grant Park’s Butler Field for the 21 years old and more, Bnal of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

COUNTRY : United States of America
CURRENCY : American Dollar (USD)
FORMALITIES : Passport + ESTA
TIME DIFFERENCE : – 6hours

Venue

Chicago Bank of America Marathon

Grant Park

Details

  • Limits:
    35 755 in 2011 participants