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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sunday, October 13, 2019 October 13, 2019 The Blackstone

Inspiring generations of runners, the annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon celebrates its 42nd year. Cheer on more than 45,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, or even better, join in on the fun!

The Blackstone will be hosting a series of pop-up events and activities on marathon weekend:

K'Alma Spa Pop-up | Friday, October 11th from 3 to 6 p.m.

In honor of our new in-room spa option, we are bringing K'Alma Spa to the lobby before the Chicago Marathon. Enjoy complimentary chair massages for your pre-marathon preparation.

Sign Making Station | Saturday, October 12th from 4 to 8 p.m.

We've added new creative craft supplies to our yearly sign making station. Create your own masterpiece to cheer on family and friends this marathon weekend.

Jöybol Smoothie Bowls Pop-up | Sunday, October 13th from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary smoothie bowls for a convenient pick-me-up packed with protein and nutrients. Jöybol is a granola protein smoothie bowl that fits into your busy day. No refrigerator or blender needed. Simply add water (or milk) to the fill line inside and stir to mix in the protein powder for a creamy, crunchy bowl full of joy! Newly available at all Mariano's locations!

Use code 5TEAMJOY for $5 off a 4 pack of Jöybol smoothie bowls on Amazon.

WellBeing Brewing Pop-up | Sunday, October 13th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Keep the wellness vibes going with WellBeing Brewing's nonalcoholic beers. WellBeing brings the world great tasting craft beers of all varieties, styles, seasonals, and tastes, all without alcohol! They're here to prove that NA beer can be good for you and taste good too. Try their Victory Wheat sports brew with electrolytes to replenish your body post-marathon.

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