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2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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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!


Step 1 â€" Meet requirements â€" See “Who May Purchase” below.
Step 2 â€" Click here to make your deposit
Step 3 â€" Receive follow up information from Dream Travel
Step 4 â€" Get training! You’re running the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!


Package Pricing

Guaranteed Entry from Dream Travel and the Running Room

Guaranteed entry is included with the purchase of one of our packages and are not sold separately under any circumstances. Our packages include Guaranteed Entry and hotel. Airfare is not included, however, we can assist with flights if you require.

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 CAD250 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 must be paid no later than 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 policy 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 an entry only.

After You Register

After you register Dream Travel will contact you to obtain additional information via the email address you provided.


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 â€" 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.

Lottery Winners

Interested in guaranteeing your entry and trying the lottery to possibly save money? Anyone who wins the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Lottery and has registered with us in the same year will receive their deposit back (less the Running Room processing fee) or you may request to have your deposit amount placed towards a hotel package.

Looking for a Roommate?

If you are looking to save some money and have Dream Travel find you a same-sex roommate, please indicate this at the time of registration. Please note that we can not guarantee this service.

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon official website:



Race Expo and Race Kit Pickup

  • McCormick Place Convention Center
  • 2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
  • Chicago, IL 60616
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Open two days only â€" Runners must pick up their own package with packet pick up ticket and government-issued ID. No race day pickup is permitted.

Package Pricing

Prices are in USD and packages are based on a three night hotel stay. Additional nights are available and pricing is listed below.

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*2 Runners Sharing â€" 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 â€" 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.


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Contact Information

Contact Dream Travel

If you have any questions about the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon or our packages, please contact us at

How to Register view more ▶

  1. Choose your event! Click on the registration link to go to the secure registration page
  2. Fill out your information on the registration form. Make sure to include your proper email address!
  3. Use your credit card to pay your registration fee! Transactions processed securely.
  4. You will receive a confirmation Email, outlining your application and payment details.
  5. Check the on-line confirmation list above.
  • All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Entry fee does not include processing fee .

Remember to check back regularly for updates on race information!

If you have questions or comments, please contact your Race Director.

Have a great Race!

Fundraising and Donations view more ▶

Many of our events are affiliated with a charity. Supporting a charity has never been easier!

It's Simple! If you are registering for an event that is associated with a Charity there will be a Donations tab on the top of the race page. All you need to do is go to the Donations tab and select Raise funds to set up your fundraising page. Once you set up a new Fundraising account or login with your existing profile you are ready to solicit your friends and family members to support you! All the resources you need to set your donation goals, solicit donation, and track funds are on your donations dashboard.

For more information on our Fundraising and Donations tools Click Here

Athlete Dashboard view more ▶

The Athlete Dashboard is a new feature when you set up a member login and password and its Free.

The Athlete Dashboard allows you to view everything related to your events on one page; race registration information on all your events, results tracking for all your events, notice of photos for your events and charitable fundraising tracking.

For more information on the Athlete Dashboard link here: Athlete Dashboard

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Upcoming Clinics

Check back for Clinics near you.

Creating a Race?

Before creating a race, you must first login if you have a profile or set up a profile.

One you are logged in you will then be redirected to the Race Form afterwards.