The Hilton Chicago is an iconic hotel located on South Michigan Avenue close to the starting corrals. In fact, if you’re in one of the later corrals (E or F), it may be a very short walk for you come marathon morning. Before and after the marathon, enjoy proximity to Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain and Maggie Daley Park. You’re also close to great dining options and a couple of Chicago’s top blues clubs. This used to be the site of the Chicago Marathon running expo, which was ideal for guests staying here. Unfortunately, you’ll now have to trek over to McCormick Place like all of the other racers.
I am a half-marathoner, triathlete and co-founder of Racertrips LLC. I’ve completed the Chicago Triathlon eight times, and I’ve run several half marathons from coast to coast, including in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and St. Petersburg, FL. I am thrilled to be able to combine my enthusiasm for running, the outdoors and traveling to build Racertrips out as an information resource for other marathoners, half marathoners and triathletes.