EVENT OVERVIEW

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2020

Chicago Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors and the fourth-largest race worldwide.

DURATION: 3 Nights. Race day 11 October 2020
LOCATION: Chicago, United States of America
AVAILABLE ENTRIES: 15
PRICE: From R23 500
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: 50% to secure your booking
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: 31 July 2020

OVERVIEW

The FOURTH LARGEST MARATHON and one of the WORLD MARATHON MAJORS

ACCOMMODATION, BREAKFAST, RACE ENTRY, CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL 5K ENTRY & BOAT TOUR INCLUDED.

RACE DETAILS

CHICAGO MARATHON is one of the six World Marathon Majors. Thus, it is also an IAAF Gold Label race. The Chicago Marathon is the fourth-largest race by number of finishers worldwide.

The  current IAAF WORLD RECORD for women was set by BRIGID KOSGEI at the 2019 Chicago Marathon.

 

DESTINATION INFORMATION

Chicago, United States of America

Chicago is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the third most populous state in the United States.

Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago is an international hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.

Chicago enjoys an average high temperature of 18 degrees in the October months.

ACCOMMODATION

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile

Just around the corner from The Magnificent Mile shopping and dining district, the hotel is also walking distance away from the marathon start and finish.

 

Enjoy the sights of the city and Lake Michigan from the 40th-floor fitness centre and rooftop pool. The hotel is also just a short walk to The Signature Room, and the family-friendly theatre district and Navy Pier are both within a mile. Breakfast and WiFi is included in your stay.

 

MOBILE TRAVEL APP

We provide all clients with a Mobile Travel App which can be installed from both the Apple and Android app store.

The application includes offline maps which assists you in locating tourist attractions as well as the nearest restaurant, coffee shop,  shopping mall, etc.

The app also includes the following features:

  • Details of your tour’s day to day itinerary
  • Booking tickets for various tourist attractions
  • Flight updates including live flight amendments and the ability to check in to your flight via the app
  • Accommodation details
  • A file store where important documents relating to your tour are loaded for you
  • Direct messaging with the Disfruta Sports Tours team

 

ITINERARY

Friday 9 October 2020 – Arrive in Chicago.

Arrival in Chicago

If you have airport transfers booked, your driver will be waiting for you at the arrival hall.

Succeeding hotel check-in you have rest of the day is at leisure. The race expo, ABBOTT HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO, is open today from 9am to 8pm. Directions will be available in your mobile app.

 


Saturday 10 October 2020 – International Chicago 5K

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon attracts runners from more than 120 countries, and brings Chicagoans together for a weekend of excitement. Today locals and visitors enjoy the International Chicago 5K. The race is the perfect way for marathoners, fans of the sport and friends and family to experience this international city and take part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon weekend.

 

Later we visit the Chicago Marathon expo – ABBOTT HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO. 

 


Sunday 11 October 2020 – BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON

After an early breakfast we make our way to the race village at Grant Park. The race village is a short walk from our hotel. The elite runners start at 7:30 am.

Spectator access to Grant Park begins at 9:30 am

The official Biofreeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party will be held at Butler Field, Grant Park until 4 pm.  The outdoor celebration will feature live music and food and beverages available for purchase.

 


Monday 12 October 2020 – Boat Tour / Departure

Hotel Check-Out, Good Bye Chicago

This morning we embark on a Chicago boat tour.  If you would like enjoy this tour please ensure your departure flight is from 6pm onward.

 

If you have transfers booked, we have transfers arranged from your hotel to the airport. The transfer details will be in your mobile app.

COST INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRICES ARE AVAILABLE UP UNTIL 31 May 2020 AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

 

CHICAGO MARATHON PACKAGE – THREE NIGHTS:

Runner Single  Accommodation                              R 32 900        per person

Runner Twin/Double Accommodation                  R 23 500        per person sharing

Non Runner Twin/Double Accommodation         R 13 500         per person sharing

 

Chicago Marathon Package Includes:
– Entry to Chicago Marathon (for runners)
– Hotel Accommodation for 3 nights with breakfast & WiFi
– Chicago International 5K Entry
– Boat Tour on Monday 12 October 2020
– Disfruta Sports Tours coordinator for the marathon weekend
– Disfruta Sports Tours “South Africa” running vest
– Access to our Mobile Travel App to get the most out of your stay

 

Chicago Marathon Package Excludes:
– Flights
– Airport Transfers (Available to book when completing your online booking)
– Visas
– City Tax
– Travel Insurance


Optional Additional Costs Available During Online Booking:

Extra Nights                      R 4 300 per room per night

Airport Transfers              R 3 990

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