Bank of America Chicago Marathon (MAM07)

Country Visited: U.S.A
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
  • Running
$ 899 (₹58,885) Value


Chicago: The city of Jazz, the home of the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Science and Industry. The city with one of the most beautiful lakefront’s, along Lake Michigan. The stop for the greatest shopping adventure on the Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue! The place of one of the greatest marathons on the earth – the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!!
The Active Holiday Company is proud to be appointed official India representative for this prestigious World Marathon Major. The flat and fast course, that enjoys the support of an incredible 1.7 million spectators, has produced four world records and innumerable Personal Bests. But, even if it is your very first marathon, you will not regret choosing this for your maiden effort.
The Active Holiday Company has put together a well researched two night package for you at one of Trip Advisors’ award winning hotels less than a mile from the start and finish of the race, so you can enjoy staying with friends and family the rest of the time, yet have all the convenience to do your best on race day!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LAST GUARANTEED ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE 21st APRIL and we will not be able to offer any slots after this date.  The race entry is non-refundable and nontransferable. Register directly by going to our booking form now!
Minimum Age: 16 years


Day 1
Sat, October 07 Open or Close

After arrival at Chicago, make your way to the hotel. Make sure you arrive well in advance so that you have the time to visit the expo as well.
Meals: None

Day 2
Sun, October 08 Open or Close

Today is race day. Enjoy the energy of the event as you run this international race.
Meals: None

Day 3
Mon, October 09 Open or Close

Depart on your own to the airport or maybe even better extend your trip and visit more of Chicago.
Meal: None


Dates & Prices

07th October - 09th October, 2017

 Event  Cost per person on twin share   Single room
 Marathon  UDS $899  USD $1079

  • USD $399 for Non Running Companion on twin share basis.
  • This cost exclude GST 5%
  • The price includes guaranteed entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2017.

Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Two Nights accommodation on twin share* basis on room only basis, including taxes at Trip Advisor  winner of Certificate of Excellence - Club Quarters Central Loop hotel in Standard Rooms just 0.7 miles from the start and 1 mile from the finish point of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
    • Guaranteed Race Entry to the Chicago marathon (for race participants only)
* The hotel does not have a policy of pre-booking twin bedded rooms. All standard rooms offer queen size beds (single or twin). However, please note that twin bed rooms are subject to availability on arrival. All attempts will be made to offer twin beds however if these are not available on arrival, participants will need to adjust accordingly. If you want a guaranteed separate bed please book a single room


  • Airfare, Visa, Travel Insurance, Excess Baggage, Porterage, taxes.
  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips for guides and driver.
  • Extra Nights at the beginning or the end of the trip.
  • Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge.
  • Service Tax of 9% applicable for Indian tours and Indian Residents.
  • Optional Tours.
  • Any item not specified in the itinerary.
  • Credit card charges if payment is being made via credit card
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry, aerated drinks etc.


The looped route through some amazing parts of this fantastic city, is both flat and fast. It starts and ends very close to the chosen hotel, literally walking distance. The cold does set in on Chicago by October and its difficult to predict the race day here, as is the case anywhere else but you can expect anything between 6 to 17 degrees during that time of the year. Remember that the city is nick-named the Windy City for a very good reason! 
Please contact us for flights, visas and insurance if you need assistance.

Terms & Conditions

Starting last year, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon race entry system changed to a ballot system, similar to some of the other World Majors. You could enter the non-guaranteed lottery before April 21st 2017. Or you could secure your guaranteed running spot through the Active Holiday Company during the same period. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LAST GUARANTEED ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE 12th APRIL and we will not be able to offer any slots after this date.  
  • The race entry is nonrefundable and nontransferable. No amendments are possible.
  • Non-refundable booking fees of US$ 525 payable at the time of booking
  • Balance payable 60 days before departure
  • PAYMENT : A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of US$525 per person (for race participants) and US$200 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation. Full payment is due before August 12th 2017.
  • CANCELLATION: Cancellation on or before the 12th August is subject to cancellation with the non-refundable deposit amount only. Cancellations on or after 12th August attract 100% cancellation.
  • Race entry is not available without the package, however, the package can be booked without the race entry (non-runners prices apply). Race entry is available only for Indian nationals or other nationals residing in India.
  • Please do not apply for a slot with us and with the lottery. You will get charged twice and neither of the payments will be refunded. 


Chicago - Club Quarters Central Loop hotel

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Overall score:

(Based on 3 reviews)

  • Charusheela Deshmukh

    Oct 2016

    Dream coming true

    Perfect stay, well organised marathon experience, thoughtfully managed itinerary

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    Finishing my first big six marathon with life partner vikas......
    This is where I promised myself of doing rest five world's major marathons. So Berlin....... here we come

    Feedback on the trip guide

    Not a guided tour

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    Chicago was a wonderful experience for marathon. Must be in bucket list of every runner.

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    Only thing I would like to suggest,is to send hotel stay confirmations prior to trip. Rest all was Neat.

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  • Praveer Singh

    Oct 2016

    Long cherished dream to run one of the major marathons of the world. Unfortunarely my timing is not good enough for a good for age entry. Active holiday company proved a blessing in this regard. Everything was well organised and right from the first e mail it was a professional job.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    Chicago opens its heart to you. You are never alone when you are running. The weather was perfect and more than 1.5 million people cheering for everyone is simply unforgettabke.

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    Runners must carry a cell phone with them to deposit with their bags before running. I thought i could meet my friends at the finish line but the sheer scale of the event made it impossible.

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    The hotel arrangement was underwhelming to say the least. Although it was very close to the start and finish line, the quality of rooms and the hotel overall was ordinary. Friends who stay close to Chicago and frequently travel to the city found much better accommodation nearby at similar prices.

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Price Per Day

USD 299

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