The Chicago Marathon begins with the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo October 7-8, 2016 at McCormick Place, where you can pick up your marathon packet. Then, on Sunday, October 9, join runners from all 50 states and over 100 countries in Grant Park to begin your 26-mile accomplishment. At the end of your run – which is always a triumph when you finish it, regardless of where you place – join the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 27th Mile Post-Race Party in Grant Park, Butler Field to reunite with your friends and families and celebrate. There will be live entertainment and free post-race massage treatments for runners, complements of Chicago’s Cortiva Institute. Participants and spectators can also view finisher results at the Race Day Runner Results Tent, where volunteers will be available to help you look up unofficial race day results.
If you’re attending the Chicago Marathon, whether as a runner or as an observer, and are looking for a downtown hotel near McCormick Place and Grant Park, La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago-Lakeshore offers a convenient location near the park and conference center. McCormick Place is less than 4 miles from the hotel – just head straight north on S Lake Shore Drive. Let La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago-Lakeshore be your Marathon hotel and reserve your room at La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago-Lakeshore today.