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BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON, USA

Date: 9th October, 2022

Part of the Marathon Majors, Chicago is now one of the biggest marathons in the world. With its wide flat roads, boisterous crowds and city centre start/finish area it has also developed a reputation as being one of the best marathon running experiences anywhere. Chicago itself is also a magnificent city to spend a long weekend, it is the home of the Blues and has superb shopping on Michigan Avenue. All are accessible from our fantastic and historic hotel base, the superb 4-star Drake Hotel, …

Part of the Marathon Majors, Chicago is now one of the biggest marathons in the world. With its wide flat roads, boisterous crowds and city centre start/finish area it has also developed a reputation as being one of the best marathon running experiences anywhere. Chicago itself is also a magnificent city to spend a long weekend, it is the home of the Blues and has superb shopping on Michigan Avenue. All are accessible from our fantastic and historic hotel base, the superb 4-star Drake Hotel, located right on the Magnificent Mile.

As the cancellation of the 2020 event and restrictions for interantional travellers in 2021, it is anticipated that the 2022 event will return to a 'normal' field size and without any particular COVID restrictions. Of course everything with the pandemic is open to change but we are planning the trip on the basis of a normal group size.

As with all of our trips, if Covid restrictions prevent travel to the USA in October 2022 or signficantly impact our ability to deliver the trip, your deposit is fully refundable or can be deferred to a future year at the same prices. 

 

The Race 

With a start and finish in the wide spaces of Grant Park on the shores of Lake Michigan - this is where President Obama made his first speech after being elected as President -  the race logistics of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon could not be easier.

The route takes in much of the shoreline and the downtown areas with their massive and distinctive skyscrapers, such as the Sears Building on the Magnificent Mile. It is very flat with just a rise on a slip road as you go up and over a highway for the turn towards the finish. As a consequence it's a fast course. 

With more than 40,000 runners this is truly a major event and many think the best of the big marathons as its status as one of the Marathon Majors (along with London, Boston, Berlin, Tokyo and New York) testifies.  

GUARANTEED RACE ENTRY

We have a limited number of guaranteed entry places for the 2022Chicago Marathon which are available with a travel package only - our places are GUARANTEED with our travel packages and you will not have to go through the ballot system. The minimum package under our ITP contract with Bank of America Chicago Marathon is Hotel with entry and there is NO ENTRY ONLY.

The prices on our hotel-only and our full packages, do not include the price of the race entry you will need to add that to those prices if you require a guaranteed entry. Runners with their own places can also join our tour at the prices quoted below.

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