Celebrate Chicago Marathon Victory with Special Promotions at Chicago’s Hottest Restaurants, Spas, and Hotels

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On your mark, get set…! The 42nd Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon is right around the corner, and some of Chicago’s hottest destinations are gearing up with special restaurant promotions, spa specials, and more to get you through that last winding mile.

Relax and Recover with a Deep Tissue Sports Massage

Spa@theWit, the luxurious and urban spa located in theWit Hotel at 201 N State St., is offering all Marathon runners the perfect recovery massage with their exclusive Release & Restore treatment, available beginning Sunday, October 13 through October 19, 2019.
The Release & Restore treatment incorporates therapeutic deep tissue work, sports massage stretching and trigger point techniques with warm aroma-infused towels to restore tense and tired muscles. Pricing is $125 for 50 minutes, and $195 for 80 minutes.

Indulge in a Burger, Beer, and Celebratory Shot atop the World’s Largest Rooftop Bar

Offshore, recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Rooftop Bar, sitting on the third floor of Navy Pier at 1000 East Grand, is celebrating victory with a special Chicago Marathon special that includes their signature Offshore Burger, paired with a Miller High Life and shot of Jameson for $15 to all marathon runners who don their medals after 3 pm on Sunday, October 13.

Toast to Victory with a Complimentary Glass of Sparkling Wine at the Mag Mile’s Hottest Seafood and Steak Destination

To celebrate all those participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Ocean Prime Chicago, the Magnificent Mile’s hottest seafood and steak dining destination at 87 E. Wacker Drive, will be providing a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to each marathon runner on Sunday, October 13. Runners must show the physical copy of their bib number in order to redeem.

Carb up before the race at The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, the closest off-airport hotel to O’Hare International Airport

For those travelling from out of town for the Marathon, The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, the closest off-airport hotel just steps away from O’Hare International Airport, will be offering a special Pappardelle Pasta with Shrimp, Tomato Ragu, Grana Padano Cheese, Asparagus and Kale for $18 the night before the Chicago Marathon. They will also be opening its breakfast bar earlier than normal to ensure guests can get a coffee and other items prior to attending the event. For more details, click here.

Prep with a special runner’s menu at The Westin Chicago River North

In advance of Chicago’s Bank of America Marathon on Sunday, October 13, The Westin Chicago River North will be offering a special runner’s menu on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. Guests who dine will be offered healthy, carb-loaded options, including a Grain Bowl with quinoa, bulgur wheat, farro, kale, roasted corn, sweet potato, apple, dried cranberries, feta cheese, champagne vinaigrette and the option to add chicken or shrimp, and Potato Gnocchi with chicken sausage, roasted garlic, blistered tomatoes, spinach, peas and chardonnay beurre. The morning of the race on Sunday, October 13, the hotel will have a Grab & Go station in the lobby for runners to fuel up with fresh whole fruit, bottled water and granola bars. For more information, visit the hotel’s website.

For those based in the Northern Suburbs looking for an ideal location for fitness

For runners based in or visiting Chicagoland’s northern suburbs, the Renaissance Chicago North Shore boasts an ideal location near the Botanic Garden, Skokie Lagoon Trails and state-of-the-art Lifetime Athletic Fitness Center. For guests looking to experience the sights and sounds of local flora and fauna, the Botanic Garden is a brief five-minute walk from the hotel, while those looking to focus their fitness indoors are encouraged to stop in at the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center, which offers complimentary towels, headphones and fresh apples for boosted energy following a workout. For more information, visit the hotel’s website.

For those running the Columbus Marathon on October 20, take a stop at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph and The Westin Great Southern Columbus

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon on Sunday, October 20, Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, will offer guests race gift bags filled with useful race-day tools and treats, including Cliff bars, Gatorade, Band-Aids, pins, Advil and Biofreeze. Additionally, runners will receive a coupon for a complimentary drink, which may be received when they show the medal proving their participation. As a special pick-me-up on the morning of the race, breakfast will be provided for all runners, featuring bagels, coffee, peanut butter, water, Gatorade and more. For more information, visit the hotel’s website.

Just a short six-minute drive from the Columbus Marathon’s starting line in North Bank Park, The Westin Great Southern Columbus provides guests with comfortable accommodations near the marathon race course. The perfect destination for runners looking to get loose in the days leading up to the big race or those beginning their training for any number of 5K, half marathons and fun runs, the hotel team recommends the Scioto Mile for scenic runs. Available for locals and guests alike, Columbus Commons, located a short 5-minute walk away from the hotel, offers free cardio classes including kickboxing, Zumba and more. For more information, visit the hotel’s website.