Experience the Power of Perseverance at the Chicago Marathon on October 7
From the thrilling sense of victory at crossing the finish line to the ardent willpower of the athletes that pushes them forward step after step – the Chicago Marathon is nothing less than a testament to the strength and spirit of the human race. It's also one of the six World Marathon Majors on the planet, along with Boston, New York, Berlin, London, and Tokyo. Whether you're running in the marathon or cheering from the sidelines, it's an incredible time to be in Chicago – and our hotel puts you near all of the excitement of the race.
How Do I Watch the Chicago Marathon?
45,000 of the world's top runners will compete at this high-stakes event, which starts early in the morning on Sunday, October 7. While spectators aren't allowed at the starting line or finish line in Grant Park, you can view the race along the course. The best places to see the runners include:
- Grand Avenue between Columbus Drive and State Street, near Mile 1, or anywhere along State Street, between Grand Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.
- Bank of America Cheer Zone at Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road.
Smartly Designed Chicago Hotel Near Grant Park
Stay close to the race at our Chicago Marathon hotel, which is nearby the route and just 1.4 miles from Grant Park. Enjoy a beautiful rooftop bar with skyline views, award-winning service, and an excellent River North location near all the top things to do. Book your stay today!