Event & Entry Information

event information

 

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7:30am for first wave

Course: Flat and fast, the start and finish is in Grant Park. The looped-course through the city offers numerous opportunities for spectators to catch the action.

Weather: The Windy City can be just that or it could be a chamber of commerce perfect day. Expect anything and everything from temperatures in the low 40s F at the start to upper 70s at the finish. The average high and low is 64 and 46 degrees F in October.

 

Race Entry Options:

 

Lottery - The lottery for the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is open from October 25 – November 29 for Legacy Runners, Time Qualifiers and 2016 Deferments.  The general lottery for all others will open on November 1 – November 29.  For more information on the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon lottery please go to their website: https://www.chicagomarathon.com/participant-information/registration/.  The entry fee if accepted by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon lottery will be $195.00 USD for residents of the United States (those who live in of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories) and $220.00 USD for non U.S. residents.

  • If you obtain an entry through the lottery process or by being a time qualifier you are still eligible to book your hotel reservations through Marathon Tours & Travel by going to: www.marathontours.com/chicago-marathon.  Please be sure to select guest type “Book Hotel Only”.

Guaranteed Entry – If you don’t want to take any risk with getting in, especially if you are in a group that wants to run together you can  bypass the lottery process and secure a guaranteed race entry at the cost of $525.00 USD. Please scan and email the completed booking form to me at: anna@marathontours.com or fax it to 617-242-7686.  Should you choose to secure your entry with Marathon Tours & Travel PLEASEDO NOT submit your name into the lottery process to avoid being charged for two entries.  Please Note: When booked through Marathon Tours & Travel the Guaranteed Entry is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred for future years once confirmed.

  • Guaranteed Entry only is not an option.
  • Guaranteed entry can only be confirmed when booked with a minimum two (2) night hotel stay at one of our available hotels. Booking your hotel and entry is a two-step process.

o    First, you can make your hotel reservation online at: www.marathontours.com/chicago-marathon.  Please be sure to select guest type “Book Hotel & Entry”.

o   Once you confirm your hotel through our online system, I will then follow up with an email that will include information regarding the race entry process. Please allow 24 – 48 business hours for a response.

 

Once the lottery closes and accepted runners are contacted on December 13, 2016, we will have a limited number of entries into the event.  Should you choose to secure your entry with Marathon Tours & Travel during the lottery period, DO NOT submit your name into the lottery process to avoid being charged for two entries.  The race entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable once confirmed.

 

Please email Anna Colom at: anna@marathontours.com with any questions or call our office at 617-242-7845, Monday - Friday (9:00am - 5:30pm EST).