The city is yours to explore

The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K is held in downtown Chicago each year and is easily accessible by car, train or plane. Come for the race, but stay for everything that Chicago has to offer. Take a trip to the infamous Millennium Park Bean, watch a game at Wrigley Field or see the animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago has fun in store for the whole family!


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The Swissotel Chicago, located just steps away from the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K start and finish lines, is an award winning, four-diamond luxury hotel. Ideally situated in the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan with exclusive shopping on The Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago and fabulous wrap-around views from Navy Pier to Millennium Park, Swissotel Chicago offers an exclusive setting with one of the city’s most prestigious addresses.

Swissotel Chicago offers 661 tastefully decorated and generously over-sized luxurious non-smoking rooms and suites, with a full range of exclusive amenities.

A sumptuous breakfast buffet offers a wide range of choices to energize your day. Savor a delectable lunch or dinner at The Palm, an acclaimed city tradition, or enjoy small plates and cocktails in Amuse, our lobby lounge. Take your workout to a new level in the Penthouse Fitness Centre and Pool, which boasts panoramic 42nd-floor views.


If you plan on flying into Chicago, you have two airport options: Chicago Midway (MDW), located 11 miles southwest of downtown, and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) located 15 miles northwest of the city.

Taxi cab service is readily available from both airports. One-way fares to/from downtown Chicago average $30 each way (excluding tip). Travel times can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on rush hour.

CTA Trains
Public transit train service is available at both city airports, with various drop-off points throughout downtown Chicago. One-way fares are currently $5 via farecard kiosks at each station, and travel times to/from downtown range from 30-45 minutes, depending on days/times. Visit for additional details.

Airport Express to Downtown Chicago

Another fast, comfortable and affordable means of getting downtown hotel is via Airport Express. For a hassle-free transition at a reasonable price, you will be taken to downtown Chicago in vans leaving every 5–10 minutes. Stop by one of their conveniently located counters (terminals 1, 2, 3 & 5 at O’Hare or across from Southwest at Midway) and check in. Visit them at or call 1-800-654-7871 for more information.