Four Seasons Hotel (120 E Delaware Pl, 312-649-2349) Runners receive free admission to the hotel’s legendary brunch buffet when they bring a guest. (Sorry, guests: You pay $72.)
David Burke’s Primehouse (616 N Rush St, 312-660-6000) Starting at 5am, marathon runners will be offered a free breakfast, to fuel up for the grueling course ahead.
Affinia Hotel (166 E Superior St, 312-787-6000) From 10am–4pm Saturday 10, runners (and supporters) get free shoulder massages, Ben & Jerry’s, and mac and cheese bites in the hotel lobby.
Sheffield’s (3258 N Sheffield Ave, 773-281-4989) Runners get a free post-race pint.
27th Mile Post-Race Party (Butler Field, Columbus Dr and Jackson Blvd) At the official marathon after-party, runners get a free glass of Goose Island 312, plus watch live bands and an awards ceremony.
Chicago Marathon spectator guide
| How to spot a runner in a marathon
| Post-marathon traditions
| Free drinks for marathon runners
| Rob Chenoweth interview
| Chicago’s 10 best running shops
| Elite American runner playlists
| First-time marathon runners
| Bank of America Chicago Marathon race director
| Photo gallery: Elite runners
| Decoding running lingo