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2009 Chicago Marathon Dates and Info

20 Jul

Are you looking for affordable lodging for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon?  Look no further,  the Chicago Getaway Hostel is your place.


The 2009 Chicago Marathon is October 11th.  If you are running or just watching the Chicago Marathon, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is a great place to stay.

If you’re participating in the race, you’ll have no problems getting to the start of the race in Grant Park.  Just walk a few blocks to the Red Line train and head south.  Get off at the Jackson station and walk to Grant Park.  Your total travel time will be less that 30 minutes.

Marathon 2

If you’re coming to town to watch the race or cheer on a friend, you’ll love the location of the Chicago Getaway Hostel.  You can walk to see the race  at approximately the 6 mi. point and then again at the 9 mi. point.  You’ll only need to walk a few blocks from the hostel.  The runners should be looking good at this point.  To cheer on a friend when they really need it, jump on the Red Line train and head south to the 35th St. station.  This is mile 23 and your favorite runner will be very happy to see your face during the home stretch.

See the official race map here.

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