Bank of America Chicago Marathon AbbottWMM Six Star Journey


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As the Official Travel Agency and Tour Operator of AbbottWMM, we have created packages specifically designed for those who have been selected in their drawing or for those who have secured their own entry and are on their Six Star Journey.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is known worldwide for its fast, flat course and its thrilling world-class athlete competition. One of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, this race is a great choice if you want to chase after a personal record or simply finish your first marathon. Packed with spectators, the scenic course will take you past many historic landmarks and through numerous diverse neighbourhoods including colourful Old Town, Little Italy and Chinatown.

Come for the run but take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer. Many of the city’s attractions are conveniently located within walking distance of one another including the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry located at Chicago’s lakefront Museum Campus. Visit Navy Pier, stroll (or run) along the pedestrian pathway that stretches for miles along Lake Michigan and shop the Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Welcome Reception and Pre-race dinner



Welcome meet and greet



Our team will be on hand to direct you to the race start



Excellent 4* hotel less than one mile from marathon start/finish

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race celebration get together



Escorted to Expo and shake-out run

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Chicago Marathon Package/3 Nights/October 11 - 14, 2024

      Friday, October 11
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      Arrive in Chicago and transfer on your own to the Renaissance Chicago Downtown.  You will be greeted at your hotel by a Marathon Tours & Travel staff.  The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place will be open today. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your hosts and running peers.  The rest of the evening is free to enjoy this beautiful city.

      Saturday, October 12
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      We start the day with an optional shakeout run along the Riverwalk to loosen your legs.  We will also offer an escorted trip to the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place if you have not already been. Our pre-race pasta dinner will conveniently be at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown.  (dinner included)

      Sunday, October 13
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      Race Day!

      Your Marathon Tours & Travel team will be in the lobby of the hotel offering escorted walks to the start area in Grant Park.  Following the race you will make your way back to the hotel for some well-deserved rest before we gather for a celebratory toast!  The evening is free to experience one of the many fine restaurants in the city.

      Monday, October 14
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      Enjoy a leisurely morning before checking out by 12:00 PM.

  • Packages & Rates

    • Chicago Marathon Tour | Three-Night Package: October 11 – 14, 2024

      • Three nights hotel accommodations at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown
      • All hotel taxes
      • MTT Welcome Desk on day of arrival
      • Welcome Reception on Friday evening
      • Shake-out run on Saturday morning
      • Escorted trip to the Expo on Saturday morning
      • Pre-race dinner on Saturday evening
      • Escorted walk to the start area (less than one mile from the hotel!)
      • Post-race celebration on Sunday evening
      • Designated Marathon Tours & Travel VIP Concierge at the hotel
      • Branded AbbottWMM/MTT Merchandise*

      *Applicable only to AbbottWMM Drawing Entrants

      Please Note:

      • Room types available are Double Rooms (one bed/ two persons), Twin Rooms (two beds/two persons) or Single (one bed/one person).
      • Triple and Quad and Children rates available upon request.
      • Additional nights based on request and availability.
      • Marathon Tours & Travel’s policy is that anyone staying in our room block must be part of our package.  If you plan to bring a spouse or guest, they must purchase our package. For example, if there are two of you, the rate would be the double occupancy rate (per person).  If you purchase a single occupancy rate package, then only you are allowed in your room.  To attend any of our activities, you must be part of our package.

      Not Included:

      • Race entry
      • Meals unless noted above
      • Gratuities and tips unless noted above
      • Travel Insurance
      • Transportation to/from Chicago

      Rates (all prices are per person in AUD dollars)

      AbbottWMM Journey to the Six Star | Three-Night Package
      Double OccupancySingle Occupancy
      Renaissance Chicago Downtown$1,825$2,955
      Additional Hotel NightsOn RequestOn Request
  • Hotels

    • Chicago, Illinois
      Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

      Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is ideally situated in the Chicago Loop and within walking distance of the Chicago Marathon start and finish. From the moment you step into the hotel’s modern lobby, you have everything you need for a first-class stay in the Theatre District. Delight in contemporary hotel rooms near the Riverwalk, each offers a host of fantastic amenities. Many accommodations also boast panoramic views of the downtown Chicago skyline. Take a refreshing swim in the hotel’s heated indoor pool or unwind with a cocktail and creative American cuisine at Raised bar, offering a sensational rooftop setting and a unique, modern ambiance. Style and substance blend seamlessly at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.

  • Event Information

    • Race Date: Sunday, October 13, 2024

      Race Time:  The first wave begins at 7:30 AM.

      Minimum Pace/Cut-Off Time Policy: The event has a course time limit of 6 hours and 30 minutes. The official end vehicle will start following the last starter and maintain a 15-minute per mile pace along the race course. Chicago Marathon Website

      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.

      Temperature: 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 40’s Fahrenheit at the start to upper 70s at the finish. The average high and low is 64 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit in October.

      Number Pickup: Each runner is responsible for picking up their own race bib and packet at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place (2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago) from Thursday October 10 through Saturday, October 12.  Find details here.

      Difficulty: Easy. This is a flat and fast course.

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