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Chicago Marathon 2023 - Prices from £839.00pp

Chicago Marathon 2023

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The 45th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is scheduled Sunday, October 8, 2023. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is known for its flat and fast course and it is the current women’s world record course. At the 2019 Chicago Marathon Brigid Kosgei of Kenya blew away Paula Radcliffe's women’s world marathon record. Radcliffe’s record of 2hr 15min 25sec had stood for 16 years but Kosgei improved it by 1 minute 21 seconds. The race starts and finishes in Grant Park and travels through one of the world’s most magnificent cities. The course has produced four world records, several national records and countless personal bests. Runners enjoy the support of 1.7 million spectators as they run through 29 neighbourhoods. Runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries travel to Chicago each autumn to experience the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Chicago is more than just a big city. It’s a city of neighbourhoods and people that represent vibrant and diverse backgrounds and cultures. Every October, runners travel to Chicago to experience this incredible city by running through it at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Marathon Tours & Travel is an official international tour operator for the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and has guaranteed entries, which can be added to our Chicago Marathon package.

Throughout the weekend the Marathon Tours & Travel team, many of whom have run the marathon will provide support and guidance so you can be assured of a stress free weekend. There are opportunities to make the most of your visit and meet fellow runners to share the experience!

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Marathon Tours & Travel Chicago Marathon package includes the following;

  • Your hotel in Chicago for 3, 4 or 5 nights
  • Hotel taxes
  • Complimentary use of hotel fitness centre and indoor pool
  • Welcome meet and greet
  • Escorted visit to Marathon Expo & Registration
  • Orientation run from hotel to include start/finish area and some sights
  • Pre-race pasta dinner
  • Post-race celebration get together
  • Guidance and support from Marathon Tours & Travel team in Chicago
  • Packages are financially covered by ABTA 

Guaranteed Bank of America Chicago Marathon Entry at £399

We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2023. You can buy the entry from Marathon Tours & Travel if you also buy the accommodation package from us.

Your Itinerary

Chicago Marathon Package

Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. The itinerary below reflects the 4 nights package.

Thursday 5 October, 2023 > Arrival Day

Make your way to Chicago and on arrival check in to your hotel. Hotel rooms are usually ready after 4pm; if you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage with the hotel concierge and explore the city and surrounds. Marathon Tours & Travel team will be available in your hotel today to meet and answer any questions you might have.

We are staying at the at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. Ideally situated on the South Loop of downtown Chicago, our hotel is just one block from the CIBC Theatre, located near Millennium Park, Willis Tower and only 15 minutes’ walk to Grant Park (race start and finish area). 

Friday 6 October, 2023 > Marathon Expo & Sightseeing Easy 5km Leg Stretcher Run  

Today is the best day to visit the Marathon Expo and collect your race pack. The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo is held at McCormick Place Convention Centre. Entry is free and open to the public.  There is plenty to see and do so we suggest you allow time to collect your race documents, shop from the many exhibitors, listen to the experts and enjoy the pre-race vibe. There will be opportunities, morning & afternoon to meet with your Marathon Tours & Travel team at the hotel to travel together to the Marathon Expo. For those who prefer to visit the expo independently, detailed directions will be provided in your final itinerary. 

Early evening, we invite you to join your Marathon Tours & Travel team for an easy run to stretch the legs. The route is not expected to be longer than 5km and will pass alongside the river and lakefront, and through Grant Park. Supporters are very welcome to join too.  

Saturday 7 October, 2023 > Preparation Day & Dinner

There is an organised race that takes place which you can choose to take part in. To register for and learn more about the Abbott Chicago 5K visit If you didn’t collect your bib yesterday, please do so today. There is no possibility of bib collection on race day. The rest of the day and evening is free for you to enjoy Chicago at your leisure. This evening join Marathon Tours & Travel and your fellow runners for a pre-race pasta dinner. 

Sunday 8 October, 2023 > Chicago Marathon & Celebrations

This is the day you have trained so hard for! The race start area is an easy 15 minutes’ walk from our hotel. The Marathon Tours & Travel staff will be available to assist you with directions to the start or to join you if you wish.

Family and friends can travel by public transport or on foot to support and spectate along the race route or join our team at a cheer point on the marathon route. The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to advise. 

After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, relax and gaze at your lovely new shiny medal…you worked hard for it! 

This evening meet your Marathon Tours & Travel team, fellow runners and supporters to celebrate your achievement!  More details will be given on the final itinerary. 

Monday 9 October, 2023 > Departure Day

Unless you have booked extra nights please check out of your room before 12:00pm. Safe travels and we hope you enjoyed your Bank of America Chicago Marathon experience!

Need to Know

How to book

To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.


When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically. The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for USA’s current entry restrictions and requirements. Advice for the UK is available here - USA travel advice


We strongly recommend travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance with sufficient healthcare cover, including cover for existing medical conditions and any activities you plan to do.

Guaranteed Race Entry

We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2023. You can buy the entry at an additional cost if you also buy the accommodation package with us. Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package and we cannot sell to residents of USA.

Race & Safety Rules

All race rules and safety rules need to be followed. 

Minimum age for event participation

The minimum age to participate in the marathon is 16 years. If aged 16 or 17 years parental consent is required.

Official Time Limit

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has a time limit of 6 hours 30 minutes

Starting Pens and Bib Numbers

Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2023, we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

Closer to the event we will send you a link which will allow you to complete the registration process for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2023. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information provided.

Abbott Chicago 5K - book with

The Abbott Chicago 5K takes place on Saturday October 7 and is the perfect way for marathoners, fans of the sport and friends and family to experience Chicago and take part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon weekend. The 3.1-mile course previews a section of the Chicago Marathon as it weaves past iconic downtown landmarks. The race kicks off in Grant Park and finishes on LaSalle St. near the Chicago Board of Trade. In recognition of each runner’s participation on race day, the event will make a two-dollar donation to the American Diabetes Association for every participant who crosses the finish line.

Whether you’re running the Chicago Marathon or looking to be part of the excitement of race weekend, we invite you to join us for the Abbott Chicago 5K. Don’t miss your opportunity to run through the streets of downtown Chicago and celebrate running in a world-class city, on Saturday, October 7. 

To register for and learn more about the Abbott Chicago 5K visit


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  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown

    1 Wacker Drive Chicago USA 60601

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    Renaissance Chicago is a stunning 4* hotel located just 15/20 minutes walk from the marathon start/finish area in Grant Park. It is the perfect fit for those looking for a comfortable and worry-free trip.  Located steps from the Theatre District, the award-winning hotel will enthral you from the moment you arrive until the day you say your goodbyes, with thoughtful amenities and world-class service. From the rooftop bar or 2nd floor lounge you can relax and take in the breathtaking views of the Chicago River and skyline. With the following dining options, you’ll never have to leave: VIP R Lounge, Artist Studio, Coffee Bar and Library. All guest rooms boast private bathroom and contemporary amenities, including flat-screen TV, spacious work desks and luxurious beds.

    WiFi is available at a reduced rate of $1 per day per room (discounted from $14.95 per day for our guests). Payable to the hotel directly during your stay. 

    Twin = 2 queen beds 

    Double = 1 king bed

    Triple = 2 queen beds


    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Indoor Pool
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Gym
    • City Centre Location

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