Run the 2023
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
with Dream Travel!
ENTRY PACKAGES OFFICIALLY RELEASED ON DECEMBER 13, 2022
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and Dream Travel and the Running Room are proud to bring you guaranteed entries into this premier event!
This prestigious event takes place on Sunday, October 8th, 2023 with 40,000 runners from around the world! Finish this incredibly fast course that has seen many world records broken!
2023 marks our 20th year providing guaranteed entries and escorting runners and spectators to races of all distances around the world! We’re glad that you are considering running this phenomenal marathon with us!
Dream Travel will be on site the entire race weekend to assist you and make your trip as exciting and stress-free as possible! And we’re proud to say that everyone who works at Dream Travel is a runner so we know how to make your trip less stressful and more enjoyable!
Where: Chicago, IL
Date: Sunday, October 8th, 2023
Race Expo & Race Kit Pickup:
2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Thursday 11AM – 6PM
Friday 9AM – 6PM
Saturday 9AM – 6PM
*Times subject to change.
*All runners MUST attend the expo in person in order to obtain your bib. No one may pick up on your behalf.
$200 Per Runner
*Initial CAD deposit will be converted to USD and applied towards the package amount. Final payment will be charged in USD.
Step 1 – Determine which package best suits your needs, then contact Dream Travel at [email protected] to get an exact quote for your stay before you register.
Step 2 – Place your deposit on the Running Room website
Step 3 – Receive follow up information from Dream Travel
Step 4 – Make your final payment
Step 5 – Get training! You’re running the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!
Who May Purchase?
Anyone who will be 18 or older on Sunday, October 8th, 2023 and who holds a Canadian passport or is living full time in Canada with proof may purchase one of our guaranteed entry packages. If you do not hold a Canadian passport and a Canadian address, please contact us before registering.
Initial Deposits and Final Payment
An initial deposit of CAD200 per runner plus the Running Room processing fee will be charged upon registration using the Running Room’s online registration form. After you pay the initial deposit, this amount will be converted to USD and deducted from the package price.
A second deposit of US750 needs to be paid by January 31, 2023.
The balance of your package must be paid no later than June 1st, 2023.
Deposits and payments are non-refundable, so we highly recommend travel insurance. We sell an insurance that allows you to cancel for any reason!
What’s Included in Your Runners Package
- Guaranteed entry into the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
- 3 nights hotel (you may choose any three nights, but we highly recommend Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights)
- Taxes and fees
- Finisher materials: medal, heat sheet
We will provide guaranteed entry only as part of a complete package which, at a minimum, must include 3 nights hotel. We are not permitted to sell entry only.
Protect yourself and your money by purchasing our Group Insurance through Manulife. Due to the costs associated with this trip, the pandemic and because you will not be traveling until September, we highly recommend purchasing our travel insurance. With paid insurance you will be able to cancel for insurable reasons as well as running injuries while training! Insurance covers: Cancellation, Interruption, Medical and Baggage. For full details on coverage, please click here: Manulife Financial.
Please note that the insurance coverage that you may have on your credit card will not cover you completely! We are unable to process insurance for those living in Quebec – please contact your local travel agency for coverage.
Due to the pandemic, we also include a Cancel For Any Reason clause on some policies. Please inquire about this insurance and note that it must be purchased within 72 hours of placing your deposit.
Not Included with your Package
Travel insurance, airfare, meals and items of a personal nature are not included in your package.
Our group hotel will be the Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop which is a 10 minute walk to the marathon start and finish and a 30 minute walk to the race expo!
All of our rooms are King Suites that include a pullout sofa and a kitchen! Breakfast is also included!
Prices are in USD and packages are based on a three night hotel stay. Additional nights are available and pricing is listed below.
3 NIGHT PACKAGES
GUARANTEED ENTRY, HOTEL, TAXES/FEES
GUARANTEED ENTRY, HOTEL, TAXES/FEES
*2 Runners Sharing – A package for two runners sharing one room, both of whom are purchasing an entry package from Dream Travel. This package is also for single runners purchasing an entry package from Dream Travel and who are wanting us to find them a same sex roommate. Price is per runner.
*1 Runner/1 Non Runner – A package for one runner who is either traveling on their own and wants their own room, or, one runner and one additional person in the room who either is not running or already has an entry. Price is the total for both people.
Thursday Oct 5
If you have an extra day, we recommend that you land in Chicago by Thursday as you’ll want to get over jetlag so that you have a great race weekend! As well, you’ll want to consider possible flight delays. If you’re not tired, head to the expo and grab your bib early to avoid the long line ups on Friday and Saturday.
Friday Oct 6
Friday afternoon you’ll want to pick up your bib from the expo if you haven’t already. Perhaps do some light sightseeing, just don’t overdo it!
Saturday Oct 7
Get those feet up and relax, order room service, get pampered!
Sunday Oct 8
Monday Oct 9
Time to stretch those legs, do some sightseeing and show that medal off with pride!
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you book my flights for me?
Anyone who purchases one of our packages for the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon can contact Yumi at Travel Best Bets 1 877 523 7823 ext 122 or [email protected] to have their flights booked.
What are the minimum three nights we have to stay?
You may stay any three nights although the majority of the group will stay Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in order to get to the expo and so that you won’t have to check out prior to running the marathon.
What’s the weather like?
Average October temperatures in Chicago average between +8 and +18 degrees Celsius. Perfect for running!
How do I get to the start line and back to the hotel after the marathon?
As you will be choosing your own hotel, we recommend staying somewhere within walking distance to both the race start and finish which are in Grant Park.