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2024 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 13th, 2024 with 40,000 runners from around the world! Finish this incredibly fast course that has seen many world records broken!

2024 marks our 21st 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 - Meet requirements - See “Who May Purchase” below.
Step 2 - Click here to make your deposit
Step 3 - Receive follow up information from Dream Travel
Step 4 - Get training! You’re running the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

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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.

Who May Purchase?

Anyone who will be 18 or older on Sunday, October 13th, 2024 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. The CAD250 will be converted to USD and deducted from the package price.

A second deposit of US750 must be paid no later than January 31st, 2024.

The balance of your package must be paid no later than June 1st, 2024.

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 2024 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
  • A handmade, Dream Travel Chicago Marathon plaque (see image below)
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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 - 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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General Information

Where: Chicago, IL
Date: Sunday, October 13th, 2024
Bank of America Chicago Marathon - official website

Race Expo and Race Kit Pickup

McCormick Place
2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Thursday 11AM â€" 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.

Chicago Sculpture

Open two days only - 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 - 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.

Group Hotel

Residence Inn Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
101 East Erie Street, Chicago

Our group hotel is located roughly 1.8KM to the start and 2KM from where you exit the park at the finish area.  Every room comes with a full kitchen including a stovetop, full sized fridge, microwave and utensils! Perfect to make your own pre-marathon breakfast!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Can I stay at a different hotel?
We have a contract with the hotel listed on the Pricing Page, therefore we are unable to offer different properties.

Is airfare included?
Airfare is not included in your package.

Are these prices in CAD or USD?
With the exception of your initial deposit which is Canadian Dollars, all other prices are in US Dollars. Your initial deposit will be converted to USD and applied to your package amount.

Are there transfers from the airport to the hotel?
As everyone will be flying in separately and on different flights, we are unable to offer airport transfers.

Do you have triple and quadruple rates?
We do, please inquire with Dream Travel for exact rates based on your needs.

What’s the weather like?
Average October temperatures in Chicago are between +10 and +17.

I’m traveling solo â€" can you assist me with finding a roommate to save money?
Dream Travel will assist you in finding a same-sex roommate, but we can’t guarantee it. 



Contact Information

Contact Dream Travel

If you have any questions about the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon or our packages, please contact us at [email protected]



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