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Bank of America Chicago Marathon - 13 Oct, 2019

Bank of America Chicago Marathon - 13 Oct, 2019 (MAM07)

Country Visited: U.S.A
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Get one step closer to the pinnacle of achievement by running the Bank of America, Chicago Marathon. Elite athletes and everyday runners alike, from all 50 states in the US and more than 100 countries set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.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! Known for it’s flat and fast course, this run has four world records and countless personal bets!



Day 1
Arrive - Chicago (Fri, 11th Oct) Open or Close

On arrival in Chicago, make your way from the airport to the hotel.
Please ensure you arrive well in advance, so you can make time to visit the Expo and collect your runner’s bib.

Meals: None

Day 2
Chicago (Sat, 12th Oct) Open or Close

You have the entire day at leisure today to explore the Windy City.
Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago amongst others.

In case you couldn’t make time to visit the expo yesterday, do so today.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Race Day! (Sun, 13th Oct) Open or Close

Day 3: Race Day! (Sun, 7th Oct)
Race Day is finally here!
Known for its flat and fast course, the marathon starts and finishes in the iconic Grant Park and travels through the heart of one of the world’s most magnificent cities.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Depart – Chicago (Mon, 14th Oct) Open or Close

Having checked one of the World Major’s off your list, it’s time to head home today. You will need to make your own way to the airport.

Meal: Breakfast



HI Chicago Hostel - includes breakfast
W Chicago City Centre - includes breakfast 

Dates & Prices


Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Three Nights accommodation on double / twin share* basis including taxes at the Marriott owned 4 star W Chicago City Centre just minutes from the start and finish point of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon  
    • Three Nights accommodation on multi-bedded dormitory rooms including taxes at the Hi Hostel very close to the start and finish point of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
    • Guaranteed Race Entry to the Chicago marathon (for race participants only)
    • Daily Breakfast 
    • Local Support from Active Holiday Company in Chicago 
    • Active Holiday Company - World Marathon Majors Tshirt. 
    • Bookings made after 7th May 2019 include the Chicago 5K and the Bilabao Hospitality Tent ticket.  
* The W Hotel rooms are not based on twin bedded rooms. All hotel rooms are KING size double beds. However, please note that twin bed rooms are subject to availability on arrival and if these are not available on arrival, runners need to be aware that the bed will not be separate. If you want a guaranteed separate bed please book a single room


  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Terms & Conditions

  •  The race entry is nonrefundable and nontransferable. No amendments are possible.
  • Non-refundable booking fees of INR 40,000 payable at the time of booking
  • Balance payable 90 days before departure
  • PAYMENT : A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of INR 40,000 per person (for race participants) and INR 15,000 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation. Full payment is due before July 10th 2019.
  • CANCELLATION: Cancellation on or before the July 10th is subject to cancellation with the non-refundable deposit amount only. Cancellations on or after July 10th 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 before the ballot results are out. You will get charged twice and neither of the payments will be refunded. 


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.

Trip Specialist

Gauri Jayaram

Gauri Jayaram

Gauri has spent over 25 years in the travel business including a 8.5 year stint as the Regional Director for S.A & M.E for the World's largest coach touring company. Her experience, combined with her love for exploring destinations differently makes her the best (wo)man for the top job at Active Holiday Company. Having taken her first road trip when she was just 5 days old, it appears that the bug never left her and she's travelled to over 50 countries (says she doesn't keep a count!). She celebrated her 40th birthday by running half a dozen half marathons in as many locations - including a race to the lowest point on earth (The Dead Sea Ultra Run in Jordan) and then trekked to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain – the Mt. Everest – a trip that became a turning point in her life. And, finally at this tender age she bought herself a hybrid bicycle to replace her depreciated car! Voted one of the Most Influential Persons in the Travel Industry by NDTV Profit and Travel News Digest (2014), she also a published author. She has lent her expertise to leading travel magazines as a writer and jury member. To her adventure means daring to follow one’s beliefs with conviction, even though sometimes they could take you to the end of the world!


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Overall score:

(Based on 6 reviews)

  • V V Satyanarayana Yannamani

    Oct 2018

    Chicago Marathon 2018

    It was really nice experience. Look forward to participate other WMMs in coming years with Active holidays
    Location of hotel near start line is what I liked most.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    Pre-marathon run and photo session

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    May be friday night dinner before marathon should be part of the package. This helps all people meet together and enjoy the party together.

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers


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    Oct 2018



    The ah-ha moment on the trip


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