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BOA Chicago Marathon 2023 - UAE & Other Runners (MAM09)

BOA Chicago Marathon 2023 - UAE & Other Runners
India Runners Click Here

BOA Chicago Marathon 2023 - UAE & Other Runners (MAM09)

Country Visited: U.S.A
Days Distance Race Type Price from Style
4 Full Marathon Abbott World Marathon Majors د.إ 6250 (₹1,21,875) Value Guided
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  • Overview

  • Itinerary

  • Accommodation

  • Important Information

  • FAQs

  • Reviews

  • Dates & Prices

Experience

Get one step closer to the your six star World Marathon Major dream 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 goal by reaching the finish line in Grant Park, Chicago. Active Holiday Company is the Official Tour Operator for this race and has put together a well researched three night trip using properties that are close to 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 bests and is your chance to set your own record at one of the best organised racing events in one of the best cities in the US - the Windy City! 

 

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights stay at an unbeatable location minutes from the race start and finish  

  • Guaranteed Race Entry to BOA Chicago Marathon

  • Meet-up & networking with fellow runners 

  • Orientation Shake-Out Run to the start line 

Experiences: 

  • One way transfer to the expo on Saturday morning 
  • Chicago Architecture Cruise 

Meals:

  • Race Day Packed Breakfast
  • Complimentary Tea / coffee at the Club Lounge  

Active Holiday Company Value Add-Ons:

  • Services of an experienced Active Holiday Company representative for ground assistance (we have hosting runners at this race since 2014!).
  • Active Holiday Company World Marathon Majors T-Shirt (With Race Entry only)
 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrivals (Friday) TRIP BRIEFING Open or Close

To complete your Chicago Marathon experience and to be completely ready for the race, we recommend that you arrive at Chicago by 3 pm latest.
On arrival in Chicago, make your way from the airport to the hotel.
4.00 pm: Trip Briefing.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Windy City. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago amongst others.
OPTIONAL this evening is a trip to one of Chicago's famous Jazz Bars (you will settle for your meal and drinks directly).
Meals: None

Day 2
(Saturday) SHAKEOUT RUN, ARCHITECTURE CRUISE & EXPO VISIT Open or Close

At 7 am we head out for a short, shakeout run to familiarise ourselves with the start and the finish line. Today is also the day for the 5K which is a big favourite with many of our runners.
After breakfast, we take the bus transfer to the start point of the Chicago Architecture Cruise. Chicago is 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. From here we transfer to the expo. You can return to the hotel at your convenience or take the bus back to the hotel.
Meals: None

Day 3
(Sunday) RACE DAY! Open or Close

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.
Later today we get together to celebrate at a bar (buy your own drinks)
Meals: Race Day Take-Away Breakfast

Day 4
Departure (Monday) 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

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Accommodation

Club Quarters Central Loop is a conveniently located business hotel situated in the heart of Chicago's central business district, within walking distance of Grant Park, the finishing point of the race. A 2-minute walk from the subway, this lovely modern property offers flat-screen TVs, Keurig brewer with complimentary coffee & tea, and free Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a fitness center, a restaurant which is opened daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Perfect for runners we say! 

 

Exclusions

  • 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.

Booking Conditions

DEPOSIT 
A non-refundable deposit of AED 2450 per person (for race participants) and AED 500 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation.

CANCELLATIONS 
The following cancellation fees are applicable to your booking 
Cancellation period                              Charge 
FOR RUNNERS 
Cancel on or before 30th Jun 2023     Non-refundable deposit 
Cancel on or after 01 Jul 2023           100% Payment 
FOR COMPANIONS 
Cancellation period                               Charge 
Cancel on or before 30th Jun 2023      No charge  
Cancel on 01 July - 15 Aug 2023         30% Payment
Cancel after 15 Aug 2023                    50% Payment 
Please note we hold limited rooms for our group and adding a companion later is subject to availability 

ELIGIBILITY 
Race entry is not available without the package; however, the package can be booked without the race entry (non-runners prices apply). 
Entries are available on a first come basis. 
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. 

6 STAR FINISHERS 
If this is your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, check our FAQs to ensure you receive a six star medal at the finish.

PRICES 
All prices are based on USD AED ROE on 12th November 2022 and price is subject to revision should the exchange rate fluctuate drastically before full payment is made.

Before You Go

Things you need to know

FAQs

Q.1 Is the race entry guaranteed if I book a package through Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

All of our World Marathon Major packages come with guaranteed race entry.

Q.2 What happens if the race is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak? Open or Close

After two years of refunding entries, offering deferrals at a small charge / no charge, all World Major Marathon races have gone back to the old policy of no refund on race entries. This is the condition even if the event cancels. However having held the event safely in 2021 chances that the event will cancel in 2022 are remote. While there are chances that travel may continue to be affected from certain countries with little or no notice should the event be cancelled for 2022, we will contact you as soon as we know and offer the options available to us if they are any different from 'no refund, no deferral'. The exact option available will depend on the race organiser. We may retain a small administrative fee to cover our expenses.

Q.3 Will my travel insurance cover the cancellation fee in case of a cancellation - by my choice or on the event organisers part? Open or Close

The exact coverage will be detailed in the conditions of your insurance policy and we encourage you to check whether you can make a claim with them directly. Most Indian insurance providers cover a very small part of the cancellation fee.

Q.4 What if USA is subject to travel restrictions but the race is still taking place? Open or Close

If there are travel restrictions in place but the race is scheduled to take place as normal and you are unable to travel as scheduled, then our standard race cancellation policy will apply unless the race organisers offer us alternatives. Our ability to offer a refund will depend on being able to transfer your entry and hotel bookings to another runner. However, this can’t be guaranteed.
As of June 2021 full cancellation applies if you are unable to travel for the race due to travel restrictions or any other reason. It is the runners responsibility to meet the quarantine requirements applicable at the time of the event.

Q.5 Can I book extra nights before or after the race? Open or Close

Please contact us if you’d like to add pre or post nights to your trip to your hotel stay in Chicago. This option is not available with the hostel. If you are booking your pre and post nights at the hotel directly please note that you will have to change your room by checking out of that room and checking in to the new room allocated for the group. Please do not request us or the hotel reception to allow you to continue staying in the same room if your booking has not been made as part of our group.

Q.6 This is my Sixth WMM, how do I receive a six star medal at the finish? Open or Close

If you have booked your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, please contact us so that we can guide you through the process and ensure you receive a medal at the finish.

Q.7 Can I check-in early? Open or Close

Check-in time is 3 pm on the day of arrival at both the hotel and the hostel. Early check-in is subject to availability at the time of arrival. The marathon weekend is a very busy time for all accommodations and if you are arriving early and you would like a room ready upon arrival you will need to book and pay for it from the previous night.

Q.8 Will I have to collect my own bib? Open or Close

Yes, all the World Major Marathons require that the participants attend the expo in person and collect their bibs. Your travel documents will contain detailed instructions on how to get to and from the expo from your hotel.

Q.9 What category of the accommodation included? Open or Close

Club Quarters Central Loop is a business hotel. It is chosen for its fabulous location and ease of access but all our runners also love the service and the rooms there. The hostel is even closer to the start and the finish and chosen to make it affordable for runners to run this race. Hostel rooms are mixed gender and are generally with 8 beds and an attached bathroom.

Q.10 I am a solo traveller, is it possible for me to find someone to share my room with? Open or Close

We have several single runners interested in sharing a room with another runner and, wherever possible, we try to pair up people who have requested rooms on twin share. However, please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee and in some cases you might be required to take a single supplement. If you have a friend who is already on the group you'd like to share your room with please let us know your preference at the time of making the booking so we can pair you together

Q.11 Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements? Open or Close

As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. Our contract with the race does not permit us to sell a stand alone race entry.

Q.12 I’ve got the race entry through the Ballot/Charity, can I book the accommodation from Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Yes, it is possible for you to stay with our marathon group if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a non-running companion. However, please note that this will be at the same hotel as the rest of the group travelling on our package. We do not accept companions or runners with race entry for the hostel.

Q.13 I am taking the race package through Active Holiday Company, is it possible for me to upgrade or change my accommodation? Open or Close

No, it is not possible for us to book your stay elsewhere. We plan our trips so that the whole group stays together at a single hotel so it will not be possible to upgrade hotels since you are part of a group booking.

Q.14 I cannot attend this race. Is it possible for me to transfer my registration to another runner? Open or Close

Chicago Marathon does not allow runners to transfer their spots to another runner. Entries are also non-refundable under all circumstances.

Q.15 Is it possible for me to defer my registration to the following year? Open or Close

Chicago Marathon does NOT allow runners to defer registrations to the following year.

Q.16 Will you be able to assist me with visas and air tickets? Open or Close

Yes, we can help you with visas and flight tickets for an additional charge. Please get in touch with us for details. The US visa does not need you to apply only within 90 days of travel so we suggest you get the visa out of the way at the earliest possible.

Q.17 What is the race day weather like? Open or Close

The cold does set in on Chicago by October and its difficult to predict the weather on race day here, as is the case anywhere else but you can expect anything between 6 to 17 degrees during this time of the year. Remember that the city is nick-named the Windy City for a very good reason!

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Dates & Prices

CLUB QUARTERS HOTEL - 03 Nights / 04 days (6 Oct - 09 Oct, 2023):

Per person on twin share
(With race entry)

Per person on a single room
(With race entry)

Per person on twin share
(Without race entry)

Per person on a single room
(Without race entry)

 AED 6250

AED 8200

AED 2850

AED 4800

Extra Nights (Available on Single, Double & Twin Occupancy basis)-
05th & 09th October 2023: AED 1000 per room per night

The price includes guaranteed entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2023. No Breakfast included
A service charge of 3% is applicable on all online transactions.

 

 

Why Run with Active Holiday Company

We are the region’s best known & most trusted Marathon Tour Operator. We are the official Tour Operators for the World Marathon Major Races. We are runners just like you!
  • Guaranteed Race Entry, no timing qualification

    Guaranteed Race Entry,
    no timing qualification

  • Well located accommodation that delivers value

    Well located accommodation
    that delivers value

  • Thoughtfully planned programs with runner ‘comforts’ included

    Thoughtfully planned programs with
    runner ‘comforts’ included

  • All logistics looked after, you focus on your race!

    All logistics looked after,
    you focus on your race!

  • Best in class service & 24/7 emergency support

    Best in class service &
    24/7 emergency support

  • Network with like-minded runners & companions

    Network with like-minded
    runners & companions

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