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2013-HC-slide_ASRv4America’s Sweetest Race,. the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is returning to Chicago November 3rd, 2013!

For those who say they they will only run if someone is chasing them, would you run for chocolate?  This race’s goodie bag not only includes a wicking fleece pullover jacket, but the post race party includes hot chocolate, fondue, and more!

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Packet pick up takes place inside McCormick Place Convention Center, and this year you can pick up your packet up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.  As always, the expo and packet pick up will include 15k/5k merchandise, discounted running merchandise from local partners, rockin’ music, and chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

Since Halloween falls on the Thursday of packet pick up this year, the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza with a KidZone including inflatable bounce houses and games, trick or treating, and the World’s Largest Cup of Hot Chocolate!

With packet pickup taking place right next door, we’re offering discounted room rates at $50 off the normal rate of the day for Hot Chocolate 15k/5k runners!  Book through this link to get this exclusive offer!  Registration is still open for the race, and we hope to see you there!

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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

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Fotor091985037Sure, you’ve heard of ugly sweater holiday parties, but what about an ugly sweater run?  That’s right! The original Ugly Sweater Run 5k is hitting Chicago on November 16th, 2013!  And unlike other races with early start times dragging you out of bed at the crack of dawn, this race doesn’t start until 11am!  Perfect if you’ve had too much eggnog the night before!

Not only do you wear an ugly sweater, which is fun in itself, but the entire pre and post race is a holiday festival with decorations, giant inflatables, snow blowers blowing fake snow  (or real depending on the weather), and holiday music!  In addition to water & Gatorade stations, there are also hot chocolate stations around the course!  Every runner gets a goodie bag with the standard items PLUS a custom vintage knit hat and tickets for not one, but two adult beverages after the race!  You can choose from Winter Lagers, Boston Lagers, or Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider.

Families are encouraged to participate as kids 8 and under are free and strollers are welcome!  Clearly this is not a race about times or extreme athletes, but a fun holiday workout and festival for the whole family!

Sound like fun? It’s about to get even better!  Groupon has a deal this week to save $19 on the registration fee taking the price from $39 down to just $20!  This is great deal for a race, especially one where you receive TWO adult beverages.  Even the most expensive half marathons typically only offer one drink ticket with registration.  Click here to get this Groupon deal!

To add to the savings, we’d dropped rates for November 15th and 16th to just $99 when you book through this link!  With the race happening at Soldier Field, it couldn’t get any easier to welcome the holiday season in downtown Chicago with the Ugly Sweater Run! Walk out our front doors straight over to the starting line.

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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

48 Hour SaleBookmark this page! Our September 48 Hour Sale starts tomorrow!  Book with us on Tuesday Sept 17th, or Wednesday Sept 18th, for stays from October 2nd to December 30th and save 30% off our rate of the day!  From football games at Soldier Field, concerts at the United Center or UIC Pavilion, and shows at Horseshoe Casino’s Venue, to holiday shopping, there are lots of reasons to visit downtown Chicago this fall!

Check out these upcoming events, and be sure to book through our link to save 30%!  Rates start as low as $69!

 

 

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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234

Considering running the Men’s Health Urbanathlon here in Chicago?  Now is the time to register!  Register and book your guest room today or tomorrow and save over $85!

urbanAs part of our partnership with the Urbanathlon, today and tomorrow you can save 20% off your registration fees (a $25-$40 value!) when you use code HYATT2013 during the registration process.  We’ve also reduced guest room rates from $179 to just $119 if you book through this link today or tomorrow!  This rate includes complimentary self parking with in/out privileges plus the convenience of packet pick up in the hotel and walking to and from the starting line at Soldier Field.

Don’t miss out on these great savings!

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running-chicagoAfter a hot and humid couple of days in downtown Chicago, it’s finally feeling a bit like fall today!  The cooler forecast is set to continue through the weekend with mild weather perfect for picnics in the park or biking or running along the lakefront.  The cooler weather will be especially nice for those doing long runs this weekend as part of Chicago Marathon training.  The Marathon is just over one month away, and there are still many other races and runs taking place in downtown Chicago this fall.  We’ve partnered with many races to offer discounted rates for runners, family, and friends who need a place to stay downtown before or after running.

  • Sept 15th Bucktown 5k – the best goodie bag in town!
  • Sept 28th Crosstown Classic 10k – the ultimate rivalry run; which team will you run for? the White Sox or the Cubs?
  • Oct 13th Chicago Marathon – One of the International Marathon Majors, this is one of the world’s top marathons!
  • Oct 19th Men’s Health Urbanathlon – This 10 mile run includes obstacles such as climbing over school buses and running the stairs at Soldier Field! Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Partner at just $179 including free parking and packet pick up in the hotel :        propcheckavailability1
  • Oct 26th Pumpkins in the Park 5k – Chicago’s official family Halloween race includes 3 “Fear Zones” as well as children’s activities
  • Nov 2nd Carrera de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 5k – Celebrate Hispanic culture’s Day of the Dead in Pilsen with face painting and delicious after race food
  • Nov 3rd Hot Chocolate 15k/5k – America’s sweetest race! Will you race for chocolate? Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Partner  with a discounted rate of just $149: propcheckavailability1
  • Nov 16th Ugly Sweater Run 5k – Celebrate the holiday season by rummaging up your ugliest sweater and sporting it during your run!
  • Nov 30th Ditka Dash 5k – a new race to Chicago and Soldier Field this year, all runners will receive a mustache and aviator sunglasses just like da’ coach.

Running one of these upcoming Chicago races and need a downtown hotel?  Even if we are not a partner with the race, you can still save 20% off our daily rates when you book through this link.  If you are training for the Chicago Marathon, best of luck with your long runs and on race day.  It will all pay off at the finish line!

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soldier_fieldThe Labor Day holiday has come and gone and for most that means summer has come to a close and all schools are back in session.  The good news is, mother nature doesn’t seem to know that yet!  The forecast is still beautiful for September and also brings one other activity that can’t be enjoyed during the summer: football!  College football started last weekend and the NFL starts this weekend!  At the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, we enjoy being a hotel that is just a couple blocks away from Soldier Field.  There is always excitement in the air and jerseys filling the sidewalk on game day!   And the Bears aren’t the only team playing at Soldier Field this year, the Fighting Illini will play a Chicago Homecoming game at  Soldier Field on September 14th and the Chicago Football Classic will take place September 21st.  Check out this list of all the fun events taking place nearby the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in September:

Use this link to save 20% off our already low rates for any of these events taking place in Chicago in September.

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chicago-marathon-2008_01_chris-salata_halfAre you training for the Chicago Marathon?  Planning to cheer on a family member or friend?  The marathon is always an exciting day for the city of Chicago.  45,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.  The Bank of American Chicago Marathon is one of the World Marathon Majors, attracting the top, elite marathon runners in the world!  It’s hard to miss this race as the course runs through 29 different Chicago neighborhoods.

Most of the downtown hotels are already sold out for marathon weekend, but not us!  We’re connected to the Expo and packet pick up,  and will also have a free shuttle to and from the start and finish lines in Grant Park on race day.  Book now to get parking and Internet included with your stay.  We look forward to welcoming runners, spectators, volunteers, and more!

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You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234