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Runner and Guest Hospitality

The Balbo Hospitality Tent offers access to comforts and conveniences that will make your Bank of America Chicago Marathon experience a memorable one. Available for purchase to registered 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon participants, their family and friends, it is the ideal venue for teams, members of running clubs, groups of friends or individual participants. Conveniently located near the finish line in Grant Park, the Balbo Hospitality Tent offers an enhanced race experience as you cheer on your favorite runner. Free admission for children eight (8) years and under.

Runner amenities include:

  • Covered venue in the case of sun, rain or wind
  • Accessible location with venue positioned close to start and finish lines
  • Private Gear Check
  • Private changing areas
  • Massage Therapists provided by The Soma Institute
  • Access to restroom facilities
  • Light breakfast (water, Gatorade, bananas)
  • Lunch (including beverages and beer)

Spectator amenities include:

  • Covered venue in the case of sun, rain or wind
  • Computer stations with real-time runner updates
  • Access to restroom facilities
  • Access to finish area bleachers
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Live NBC5 TV broadcast of the race
  • Lunch (including beverages and beer)

Hours of operation: 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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