Glen Ellyn Runners Club – Chicago Marathon Raceday Hospitality Room
What exactly is this Hospitality Room?
The Glen Ellyn Runners “HOSPITALITY ROOM” is a room the club rents to serve as a pre-race and post-race meeting place. It shelters you from the weather, has bathrooms, security for your personal items and food/refreshments for the runners before and after the race. With the new security measures limiting access to the finish line, your family/friends are encouraged to meet up with you in this hospitality room after the race free of charge.
Where: Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Room: Signs in the hotel lobby will direct you.
Hours: 5:30 am – 3:00 pm
Features: Bathrooms, massage therapists, snacks, beverages, gear check, bathrooms
Member Registration: At a Sunday training run, check the sign-up clipboard to let us know that you will be coming. This allows us to predict attendance. Alternatively, email Nanette
Guest Registration: If you have a co-worker, friend or family member who is running the marathon and would like to join you in the Hospitality room. Register today!
Cost: Members – Members are Free. Glen Ellyn Runners just show up and we will verify your GER membership on the roster. No need to register for this benefit.
Non-Members – Only a limited number of slots will be sold. ALL slots will be sold online. We will not accept cash or checks.
Questions: email Nanette
With thorough marathon security, the hospitality room serves as a place to check your gear and avoid long lines with the official marathon provided gear check. To help return leftover gear, place your contact information/ID in your gear.
The Hospitality Room is a great place to meet family members, fellow racers and and others. Space is limited, so be sure to obtain reserve space early.
Proximity to the Starting Line
The Congress Hotel is conveniently located very close to the starting line. Even though it is close, please leave yourself plenty of time to navigate the crowds to your starting corral.
Be sure to take advantage of this great member benefit, and meet up with other GER runners, family and friends and celebrate your accomplishment all in the comfort of your hospitality room.