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The Byline Bank 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!


Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K is pleased to announce that Hotels for Hope will be handling all hotel reservations for 2020. Hotels for Hope is the only official hotel provider.

This year we’ve selected a couple of great hotels near Maggie Daley Park with special event room rates.  The hotels we have partnered with are labeled “HOST HOTEL”.

If you do not find what you are looking for with the HOST HOTELS, the link below will also give you access to search for the best rates at other nearby hotels.

Click on the link for more information about each hotel and to reserve your room for the Byline Bank Chicago Spring Half Marathon!

With Hotels for Hope, every hotel reservation made with the link above serves as a vehicle for Chicago Spring Half Marathon to impact the lives of children. At no cost to you Hotels for Hope donates $2 per actualized room night to help children live happier and healthier lives. It may not sound like much but since 2010, Hotels for Hope has donated over $750,000 with the help of their clients, attendees, and hotel partners. For this event, the donated dollars will go to benefit FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC to provide general music classes in across Chicago schools.

  • Booking Portal is Real-time, available 24/7
  • Instant confirmation
  • More flexible deposit & cancellation policies with HOST HOTELS (Please be sure to read these policies carefully before reserving.)
  • Full hotel info including descriptions, photos, and maps
  • Change reservations at any time prior to the RESERVATION CUT OFF for the HOST HOTEL
  • Earn frequent stay points (where applicable), at HOST HOTELS
  • Donating $2 per actualized room night to benefit the lives of children

Reservations must be received no later than Friday, April 24th, 2020 to take advantage of the SPECIAL EVENT RATE or until the block is SOLD OUT.  Our Hotel Booking portal will still have plenty of hotel options even after the CUT OFF DATE and Hotels for Hope can assist you in finding the best rate available.

Please be sure to read the individual hotel deposit policies before confirming your reservation. Each property’s deposit policies are different.

Please be sure to read the individual hotel cancellation policies before confirming your reservation. Each property’s deposit policies are different.

NOTE:  *If you are booking a stay outside of the event block please make sure to review the cancellation policy more closely as many alternative rates are third-party rates and will be non-cancelable non-modifiable once booked.

Immediately after confirming your reservations on the Event Hotel Booking Portal, you will receive an email from Hotels for Hope confirming your hotel reservations. Because Hotels for Hope is managing our event hotel reservations, the HOST HOTELS may not have your reservations until after the cut off date. Therefore, if you call the hotel directly to try to confirm your reservations with them, they will most likely not have your reservations in their system yet.

Once the hotel has received your reservations, you will receive another email with the actual hotel confirmation number.

Phone: (512) 691-9555
Mon.–Fri.: 8:00 AM–5:30 PM, CST
Be sure to leave your NAME, WHICH EVENT YOU ARE CONTACTING THEM ABOUT, and YOUR CONFIRMATION # when you email or if you are calling after business hours.


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.