Chicago Marathon


Chicago Marathon

Run to Chicago—uh, come to Chicago for the Chicago Marathon beginning and ending in Grant Park October 5 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

The Chicago Marathon is one of the most iconic races in the world. Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.

Features of race weekend: Bank of America Chicago Marathon App, Powered by TCS/. Run in the Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K. Age groups and awards. Nike+ Run Club Pacers. Runner Reunite. Bio-freeze 27th Mile Post-Race Party. Lost and found. The Plaza at Millennium Park Pasta dinner. Show up at McCormick Place on the Friday of race weekend to pick up your registration packet and stroll through the Abbott Health and Fitness Expo.

Wherever you arrive from, we invite you to join us on Saturday, October 6 for the 2018 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. Don’t miss your chance to run through the streets of downtown Chicago and celebrate running in a world class city! To learn more about the Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K visit

The Chicago Marathon begins and ends in Grant Park. To register and for the full list of amenities and events, go online to and follow the prompts.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the Chicago Marathon in Grant Park, offers free shuttle service to and from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.