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BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON, USA **SOLD OUT**

Date: 8 October, 2023

Unfortunatley this trip is fully booked now.  If you are interested in taking part, please follow the link below to be added to the waiting list. Waiting List - Chicago Marathon 2023   Chicago has always been one of the world's biggest marathons but historically was viewed as predominantly an American race. That changed in 2006 when it joined with London, Boston, New York and Berlin to form the Marathon Majors programme, which with the inclusion of Tokyo in 2013 and the Six-Star finisher's sc…

Unfortunatley this trip is fully booked now.  If you are interested in taking part, please follow the link below to be added to the waiting list.

Waiting List - Chicago Marathon 2023

 

Chicago has always been one of the world's biggest marathons but historically was viewed as predominantly an American race. That changed in 2006 when it joined with London, Boston, New York and Berlin to form the Marathon Majors programme, which with the inclusion of Tokyo in 2013 and the Six-Star finisher's scheme, turbo-charged the international field. 

What most who travel to Chicago discover, is not only a magnificent city but a great marathon running experience. The course and logistics are more akin to Berlin than its more famous American cousin in New York, with roads that are wide and flat with long straights a single city centre start/finish area that is a short walk from most of the hotels. What it does share with New York are some loud and boisterous crowds.

The 2023 race will be the 45th running of the race and after the successful delivery of the event in 2022 - the first with a full international field since the COVID pandemic - we would expect it to return to a field with more than 40,000 finishers.

Note: We are not permitted to sell packages to US residents.

 

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 2023 Bank of America Chicago 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 does 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. We can offer full packages with flights and private transfers, if you are interested in these please send a note to info@209events.com and we'll give you a quote.

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