Race day hospitality
Tickets to the Balbo Hospitality Tent at the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon are no longer for sale.
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 2015 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.
- Covered venue offering protection from inclement weather
- Light breakfast
- Lunch (including beverages, wine and beer)
- Convenient location to the race start and finish lines
- Runners will have access to private gear check, changing areas and post-race massages provided by the Soma Institute
- Live runner tracking and update stations
- Viewing of the NBC5 live race broadcast
- Bleacher seating at the finish line
- Private restrooms facilities
- Ticketed entrance to Grant Park
Hours of operation: 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fees: $125 per individual. Free admission for children eight (8) years of age and under. Balbo Hospitality Tent tickets are non-refundable.
Exclusive Balbo Hospitality Tent experience: Get pre-race tips from three Bank of America Chicago Marathon icons
Join us race morning for a one-of-a-kind experience with three Bank of America Chicago Marathon icons: three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein, World Record holder (1984) and Chicago Marathon champion (1984 and 1985) Steve Jones and executive race director Carey Pinkowski.
Before you toe the line, get last minute insider tips from Dathan, Steve and Carey. From questions about the course to lessons learned when running in the Olympics and setting a World Record, this exclusive experience will give you extra inspiration and motivation as you get ready to tackle 26.2 miles in Chicago.
Dathan, Steve and Carey will join guests in the Balbo Hospitality Tent starting at 6:30 a.m. on race morning. Secure your spot for this exclusive experience now!
Purchased tickets will be available for pick-up for runners and guests at the hospitality desk, located in the participant packet pick-up area at the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo. For other questions, please contact the Bank of America Hospitality Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.