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BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON, USA

Date: 11th October, 2020

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 maginficent city to spend a weekend, it is the home of the Blues and superb shopping on Michigan Avenue. All are accessiblel from our fantastic and historic hotel base, the superb 5-star Drake Hotel, located …

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 maginficent city to spend a weekend, it is the home of the Blues and superb shopping on Michigan Avenue. All are accessiblel from our fantastic and historic hotel base, the superb 5-star Drake Hotel, located right on the Magnificent Mile.

Demand for 2020 is already very high with runners looking to add to their collection of Abbott World Marathon Majors. The TV coverage of Brigid Kosgei shattering the women's world record with a staggering 2:14:04 and our own Mo Farah trying unsuccessfully to defend the men's title he won in Chicago in 2018 has also helped the race to escape the shadows of its more illustrious US competitors in New York and Boston. 

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 - makes the race logistics very easy.

With 45,000 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.  

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. 

GUARANTEED RACE ENTRY

We have a limited number of guaranteed entry places for the 2019 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 - we are not able to offer Flight 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 are require a guaranteed entry. Runners with their own places can also join our tour at the prices quoted below.

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