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Bank of America Chicago Marathon - 07 Oct, 2018 (MAM07)

Country Visited: U.S.A
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
  • Running
₹ 76600 Value


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, 5th 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, 6th 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: None

Day 3
Race Day! (Sun, 7th 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: None

Day 4
Depart – Chicago (Mon, 8th 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: None



Chicago - Club Quarters Central Loop hotel

Dates & Prices

02 Nights / 03 Days (06 Oct - 08 Oct, 2018)
 Event  Per person on twin share (Runner)  Per person on single room (Runner)  Per person on twin share (Non-Runner)   Per person on single room (Non-Runner) 
 Marathon   INR 76,600  INR 90,400  INR 39,900  INR 52,500

03 Nights / 04 days (05 Oct - 08 Oct, 2018)
 Event  Per person on twin share (Runner)  per person on single room (Runner)  per person on twin share (Non-Runner)   Per person on single room (Non-Runner)
 Marathon  INR 85,000  INR 1,05,500  INR 49,900  INR 69,900.
  • This cost exclude GST 5%
  • The price includes guaranteed entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2018
  • Price for Bookings made after 25 June 2018: US$1440 per person on twin share basis and US$2055 per person for single room basis for the 03 Nights / 04 Days trip 

Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Three 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)
    • Local Support from Active Holiday Company in Chicago 
    • Active Holiday Company - World Marathon Majors Tshirt. 
* 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


  • 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

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 2018. 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 INR 37,000 payable at the time of booking
  • Balance payable 60 days before departure
  • PAYMENT : A complete registration form with a non-refundable deposit of INR 37,000 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 20th 2018.
  • CANCELLATION: Cancellation on or before the 25th July is subject to cancellation with the non-refundable deposit amount only. Cancellations on or after 25th July 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. 


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.


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Overall score:

(Based on 4 reviews)


    Oct 2017


    Very well planned and executed trip. Location and comfort of the chosen Hotel was great. every thing was at ease and no hassle. Missed Gauri though....

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    1. My Personal Best timing : 04.20 hrs
    2. Finishing my 4th of Major 6.

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    1. Hassle free, well thought out and perfectly executed trip.

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    All is good. no complaints at all......

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  • 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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