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Join Team Good Glow At The Chicago Half Marathon and 5km This September

Over the last two years we have taken more than 300 people to the NYC Half, creating unforgettable bucket list moments for our Team Good Glow community.

In September 2024, we’re going to do it all again…But this time in Chicago, at the 27th Annual Life Time Half Marathon and 5km.

Yes you read that correctly, you have the choice of running either a half marathon OR a 5km as part of Team Good Glow.

Named as the best big city in the U.S. for the seventh year in a row, Chicago has it all.

Conde Nast says ‘With 77 vibrant neighbourhoods ready for exploration, best-in-class accommodations, an acclaimed dining scene, thrilling live music and theatre, world-renowned museums and cultural institutions, stunning architecture and natural beauty, visitors have endless ways to explore the seven-time Best Big City in the U.S.

Having spent time in Chicago recently, Georgie and Jamie fell in love with this beautiful city and we can’t believe we get to bring Team Good Glow on our next adventure.

Today, we’re excited to bring you our exclusive Team Good Glow Chicago packages for the Chicago Half Marathon and 5km.

The Good Glow package includes events in both Ireland and the USA. Access to our exclusive community with meet up training runs, zoom calls, closed whatsapp groups, access to our experts for advice and assistance, live online classes, exclusive podcasts and all the content you need to get you to the finish line. No matter what your running ability, we will create an experience for you that will take you on a journey of self discovery, connection and wellbeing.

We will provide you with training schedules both online and in person in the months leading up to the trip. Our packages include race passes, accommodation in a luxury hotel with a rooftop bar and restaurant in a prime location on Michigan Avenue. You will have access to our exclusive Team Good Glow welcome and finishers parties in Chicago, where we will come together to celebrate this once in a lifetime experience where we will create friendships that will last a lifetime.

Thinking of coming solo? That’s ok too. Solo traveling is not only welcomed, but encouraged!

Here’s some of our reviews from our NYC Trips

“We met some amazing girls on that run who we then met at the welcome party in New York on Friday. Instantly we remembered each other and it was like having best friends there with you for the weekend. They made our whole experience so much better!”

“The WhatsApp group set up was another fantastic element of the experience. We could connect, ask questions and feel part of a community before we even left.”

“I first signed up on this trip as a solo traveler on a whim on a day that I was sitting at home and not feeling myself and wanted to do something for myself. Very hard to put into words the experience that was felt. The minute I stepped into Shannon airport and met some of the team I never felt like a solo traveler for the rest of the trip. Everyone was so friendly and so normal and down to earth. From all the meet ups , to walking around New York, communications, it was an amazing time and buzz. I would highly recommend this trip to friends and family. Every day I think about the trip and wish I could do it all over again. It was so special for so many reasons.”

‘The events that Team Good Glow organised were such a fantastic addition to our weekend. We always felt we were part of something special, something big.  We cannot thank Team Good Glow enough for their hard work, selflessness and kindness. A once in a lifetime bucket list tick was so incredible we would love to relive it all over again, but only with Team Good Glow!!”

Bringing a supporter(s)?

It is possible to bring supporters with you on this trip. e.g. If you are running the race and your partner isn’t, you need to select ONE race pass today. Your supporter will stay with you in the hotel and have access to all Good Glow events in Chicago. They will have access to a viewing point to cheer you along at the race. A 10 percent package discount will be applied for supporters.

You DO NOT need a race pass for anyone in your party who is NOT running.

Package Dates (Race Day is Sunday 29th Sept):

4 night package: Thursday, September 26th – Monday, September 30th.
3 night package: Friday, September 27th – Monday, September 30th.

Package includes access to all Good Glow events for all members of your
Party.

Traveling alone?!

If you are traveling alone there are two room options for you.
1. Single room (premium).
2. Twin room shared with another member of The Good Glow community
to keep your costs down.

The Details: 

4 nights (Check-in Thursday, 26th)

€1,399 per person based on double or twin occupancy room.

€1,399 per person based on twin room shared with another member of The Good Glow community (solo traveler).

€1,190 per person based on triple occupancy.*

€1,090 per person based on quad occupancy.*

€2,100 based on a single occupancy.

* Triple Occupancy = 3 people sharing a room with 2 double beds
* Quad Occupancy = 4 people sharing a room with 2 double beds

3 nights (Check-in Friday, 27th)

€1,210 per person based on double or twin occupancy room.

€1,210 per person based on twin room shared with another member of The Good Glow community (solo traveler).

€1,050 per person based on triple occupancy.*

€985 per person based on quad occupancy.*

€1,775 based on single occupancy.*

* Triple Occupancy = 3 people sharing a room with 2 double beds
* Quad Occupancy = 4 people sharing a room with 2 double beds

VIP Race Entry Half Marathon: €150

VIP Race Entry 5km: €85

NB. Travel Insurance mandatory. Flights NOT included.

The Itinerary

Thursday September 26th:

Arrival in Chicago (for the 4 night package).
Time to settle in and explore the city.

Friday September 27th:

Arrival in Chicago (for the 3 night package).
Take in the sights for the day.

Good Glow ‘Welcome to Chicago’ evening gathering with motivational talk and a chance to meet the team and fellow participants.

Saturday September 28th:

A shakeout run to get ready for the big day.

Chicago Pre Race Party – collection of running bib and race package.
Runners pick up their race number, technical shirt, and bag at the experience,
and friends and family are welcome to join them for exciting events and
programs. This is such an exciting part of the overall experience where it begins to feel like you are REALLY doing this!

Sunday September 29th:

Call time TBC.

Transfers will be arranged for Team Good Glow to travel to the race together with ample time to arrive and get settled ahead of race start time).

Access to a VIP tent in the hospitality area of the start/finish line.

Team Good Glow Finishers party to celebrate together!

Monday September 30th:

Hotel check out and travel home

Option to store bags with a Hotel desk to take in any final bucket list moments before heading to the airport!

So, here is how it is going to work.

Step 1: Confirm your entry by purchasing your VIP Race Pass (Passes are limited to 4 per person)
Step 2: Pay your first installment of €400 Per Person for your group on April 12th.
Step 3: Pay your second installment of €400 Per Person for your group on June 7th
Step 4: Pay your third and final installment of your balance (depending on what
package you have chosen) on August 1st.

Example: If you have 3 people in your group who are all runners

  • You will purchase 3 race entries now.
  • On April 12th you will then pay 3 x €400 installments (€1200 total)
  • On June 7th you will pay 3 x €400 installments (€1,200 total)
  • On August 1st you will pay your final balance for the booking due

NB: Flights not included.

NB. Travel insurance is mandatory.

NB. Please note these packages are non-refundable after a certain date please check out terms and conditions.