Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024 AbbottWMM Six Stars Journey

13 October 2024
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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.

One of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024 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.

We invite you to join our three-night package, which will allow you to focus on your training and leave the logistics to your Marathon Tours & Travel team. Please note to book this package, you must have a confirmed entry to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024. Should your travel companion wish to participate in the race with you, please contact us to check on the availability of our standard guaranteed entry.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is an AbbottWMM Marathon Tours & Travel World Age Group Qualifying Race.


Meals Included

Meals Included

Pre-race dinner

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Additional nights available upon request



Excellent 4* hotel less than 1 mile to the marathon start/finish

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race celebration reception



Escorted trip to race registration and race start. Shake-out run and welcome reception

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Hosted by Marathon Tours & Travel Team

Worldwide Events

Worldwide Events

Abbott World Marathon Major

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Chicago Marathon AbbottWMM Six Stars Journey package/3 Nights/11 - 14 October 2024

      Friday 11 October 2024
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      • Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary.
      • The itinerary below reflects the 3 nights package.
      • If there is not a convenient flight to Chicago that has you arriving early, then we recommend you arrive on Thursday 10 October.
      • Adding extra nights is recommended, allowing you the time to enjoy the city.

      Welcome to Chicago! Welcome Reception

      Make your own arrangements to arrive at your hotel in Chicago today. You will be greeted by Marathon Tours & Travel staff at the hotel. Hotel rooms are usually ready after 4pm; if you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage with the hotel concierge and explore the city and surrounds.

      Today you can visit the Marathon Expo and collect your race pack, if you wish. The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo is held at McCormick Place Convention Centre. Entry is free and open to the public. There is plenty to see and do, so we suggest you allow time to collect your race documents, shop from the many exhibitors, listen to the experts and enjoy the pre-race vibe. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet with your Marathon Tours & Travel team at the hotel to travel together to the Marathon Expo tomorrow morning. For those who prefer to visit the expo independently, detailed directions will be provided in your final itinerary.

      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 12 October 2024
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      Shake-out Run, Marathon Expo & Dinner

      We start the day with an optional shakeout run along the river walk to loosen your legs.

      For those who prefer, there is an organised race (at an extra cost) that takes place which you can choose to take part in. To register for and learn more about the Abbott Chicago 5K visit

      We will also offer an escorted trip to the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place this morning, if you have not already been. There is no possibility of bib collection on race day.

      Our pre-race pasta dinner will conveniently be at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown.

      (Dinner included)

      Sunday 13 October 2024
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      Chicago Marathon & Celebrations

      This is the day you have trained so hard for! The race start area is an easy walk, less than 1 mile from our hotel. Your Marathon Tours & Travel team will be in the lobby of the hotel offering escorted walks to the start area in Grant Park.

      Family and friends can travel by public transport or on foot to support and spectate along the race route. The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to advise.

      After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, relax and gaze at your lovely shiny new medal; you worked hard for it!

      This evening meet your Marathon Tours & Travel team, fellow runners and supporters for a celebratory toast! After this, your evening is free to experience one of the many fine restaurants in the city.

      Monday 14 October 2024
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      Departure Day

      Unless you have booked extra nights please check out of your room before 12:00pm. Safe travels and we hope you enjoyed your Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024 experience!


      Itinerary is subject to change.

  • Packages & Rates

    • Marathon Tours & Travel Chicago Marathon 2024 AbbottWMM Six Stars Journey package includes:

      • 3 nights hotel accommodation at Renaissance Chicago Downtown
      • Daily breakfasts, except on arrival day
      • Hotel taxes & complimentary Wi-Fi
      • Welcome reception on Friday evening
      • Shake-out run on Saturday morning
      • Escorted trip to the Marathon Expo on Saturday morning
      • Pre-race dinner on Saturday evening
      • Escorted walk to the race start area (less than 1 mile from the hotel!)
      • Post-race celebration on Sunday evening
      • Guidance and support from the Marathon Tours & Travel team in Chicago
      • Branded AbbottWMM/MTT Merchandise **

      ** Applicable to AbbottWMM Drawing entrants only

      Not included:

      • Chicago Marathon 2024 race entry
      • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions
      • Additional nights available upon request
      Rates (All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling)
      3 nights from Friday 11th October, 2024Double OccupancySingle Occupancy
      Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel £949£1535
      Extra night at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel£160£320
  • Hotels

    • Renaissance Chicago is a stunning 4* hotel located just 15/20 minutes walk from the marathon start/finish area in Grant Park. It is the perfect fit for those looking for a comfortable and worry-free trip.

      Located steps from the Theatre District, the award-winning hotel will enthral you from the moment you arrive until the day you say your goodbyes, with thoughtful amenities and world-class service. From the rooftop bar or 2nd floor lounge you can relax and take in the breathtaking views of the Chicago River and skyline.

      With the following dining options, you’ll never have to leave:
      VIP R Lounge
      Artist Studio
      Coffee Bar and Library

      All guest rooms boast private bathroom and contemporary amenities, including flat-screen TV, spacious work desks and luxurious beds.

      COMPLIMENTARY WiFi is available for Marathon Tours & Travel guests (normally $14.95 per day).

      Room Types

      Twin rooms feature 2 comfortable queen size beds

      Double rooms feature 1 king size bed

      Triple rooms feature 2 queen size beds

      1 West Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601

  • Event Information

    • The Course

      Flat and fast, the start and finish is in Grant Park, downtown Chicago. It’s an early start in waves from 07:30am. The scenic, looped course will take you past many historic landmarks and through numerous diverse neighbourhoods including colourful Old Town, Little Italy and Chinatown. You too can experience how it feels to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024 and earn a star with the Abbott World Marathon Majors.

      Race Date: 13 October 2024 

      Race Time: The first wave begins at 07:30am

      Minimum Age for Event Participation: The minimum age to participate in the marathon is 16 years old. If aged 16 or 17 years old, parental consent is required.

      Official Time Limit: The Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024 has a time limit of 6 hours 30 minutes

      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.

      Abbott Chicago 5K – Book with chicago5K.comThe Abbott Chicago 5K takes place one day before the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024 and is the perfect way for marathoners, fans of the sport and friends and family to experience Chicago and take part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024 weekend. The 3.1-mile course previews a section of the Chicago Marathon as it weaves past iconic downtown landmarks. The race kicks off in Grant Park and finishes on LaSalle St. near the Chicago Board of Trade. In recognition of each runner’s participation on race day, the event will make a two-dollar donation to the American Diabetes Association for every participant who crosses the finish line. To register for and learn more about the Abbott Chicago 5K visit

      Weather: The Windy City can be just that, or it could be a 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 between 64 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit in October.

  • Registration & Booking

    • Conditions of Sale

      To book this package tour we understand you have a confirmed entry to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024.

      If you require an entry please do not book this package. Please contact us for alternative options.

      If you wish to make any changes to your reservations, administration and/or service fees might apply. For our general T&C’s please see here.

      How to Book 

      To make your booking, click on the book now button, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

      Please read all the important information. If you have any questions please contact us.


      When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

      Travel advice

      Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for USA’s current entry restrictions and requirements. Advice for the UK is available here – USA travel advice


      We strongly recommend travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance with sufficient healthcare cover, including cover for existing medical conditions and any activities you plan to do.

      Credit card

      It is standard for hotels in USA to need a credit card imprint upon check-in, where a value is held and released when you check out. Any incidentals such as room service or chargeable extras to the room would be deducted.

      Security Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package.  If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and/or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

      Race Rules and Terms of Participation

      Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and safety rules need to be followed.

  • Chicago Destination Guide

    • Chicago is one of the United States’ most impressive and beautiful cities, offering a large amount of culture, cuisine and memories to authenticate your time in the Windy City. Read our Chicago destination guide.

  • Seven Continents Club ®

    • The Seven Continents Club®️ (SCC) offers a unique opportunity for runners to run on all seven continents of the globe, as well as providing numerous benefits to its members. The club operates as a global frequent traveller club for runners, offering waitlist priority for high-demand events, early pre-registration periods for a number of races in popular destinations and tour package vouchers for money off international tour packages. What’s more, Seven Continents Club®️ rewards all its members for the extraordinary achievement of running marathons on each continent with their own special finishers medal and certificate of completion. Join the SCC today!

  • Abbott World Marathon Major Age Group Qualifying Race

    • This event is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Marathon Tours & Travel Age Group World Championship Qualifying Race. If you achieve the automatic qualifying time for your age group, found here, you’ll be invited to the 2025 Age Group World Championship race (destination still to be announced). For more information on the Age Group World Rankings and Championship click here.

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