Giveaway Marathons

Enter To Win A Guaranteed Entry To The 2016 Chicago Marathon!

Enter here to win a guaranteed entry to the 2016 Chicago Marathon! Not only would you be guaranteed a spot, but you will not have to pay the race fee if you win!

Last week, I wrote about a special promotion that I was happy to partner with – raising money for charity (the American Liver Foundation) while enjoying running a world-class marathon and earning miles for travel.

Win A Guaranteed Entry To The 2016 Chicago Marathon

Find out how you could win up to 200,000 American Airline miles!

Today, we are continuing with this theme! The 2016 Chicago Marathon is such a popular race that they employ the lottery system that other big marathons use as well. That means that you sign-up but you are not guaranteed entry unless your entry is selected in the lottery. If you are selected, you will pay the race fee ($185 for US residents and $210 for non-US residents).

What if you could skip all of that? Skip the lottery and not pay the race fee! Well, here is your chance! Running with Miles is sponsoring one reader for the Chicago Marathon through the American Liver Foundation. That means that you can enter here and, if you are selected, you will have a guaranteed entry for the 2016 Chicago Marathon and it will cost you nothing!


  • Leave a comment below to enter
  • Giveaway runs through 5PM EDT on Friday, April 8, 2016
  • The 2016 Chicago Marathon takes place October 9, 2016
  • The reader will need to respond to my winning notification by 12:00PM, April 9 or  I will select another winner
  • The reader will be selected randomly
  • Each person can enter once
  • The final decision is mine alone. This reader giveaway is sponsored by Running with Miles and the decision is made completely by Running with Miles and not the Chicago Marathon or the American Liver Foundation.

If you have never run a marathon before, this could be a great first one! If you are a veteran marathoner, Chicago is known to be a fast course and it could set you up for a great race! Enter below and see what happens!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


  • Thanks for this opportunity! I ran St George last year after seeing one of your posts and it was amazing (and I got a PR, too!)

  • This would be my first marathon! Ran a half marathon last year and ready to tackle the other half this year.

  • Great initiative! I am a student from UT-Austin. I ran Austin’s half-marathon last February, enrolled in the lottery for NYC but didn’t get it. This is my chance to get onto my first marathon! Thanks, and great blog by the way!

  • Well, I ran Chicago in 2014. Then, I promptly resumed my routine of eating everything and not exercising. Planning to start trying to have kids later this year and thought I needed something like the marathon to motivate me to get in shape. Been going back and forth about entering the lottery. This blog post must have been the divine intervention needed to push me to put the decision in someone else’s hands. I’m in for an entry. 🙂

  • This is a great opportunity…Oct 9 is my moms birthday, she will be 88, and I would love run this for her.

  • Love Chicago, love marathons! What’s not to like? Thanks and I will save you a chicago dog if I make it!

  • I would love to run, especially for such a great cause and to raise awareness, plus I am already in Chicago!

  • Chicago was the first marathon I ever saw back when I was going to school there. It was such a great atmosphere and I’d love the chance to finally run it. Thanks!

  • Focus on for a long time ,I just like running,and finished six marathon, in July I will join the SFO marathon, I wish I am lucky to earn the entry for Chicago marathon. thank you!

  • I’ve wanted to Try Chicago for years, since I was a reporter there for the Trib. Thanks! *fingers crossed

  • Are you trying to get us motivated! Well, you have done it! Who wants to run a marathon?
    I guess we all do at some point. This sounds like a nice opportunity, so count me in.

    Much appreciated!

  • I’m in the mood to run another marathon (it has been awhile), and Chicago is the perfect place, since I have a child in college there now. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!