Weekly Summary

Sunday Summary

Chicago Marathon
Written by Charlie

Welcome back to our Sunday Summary Series where we list the stories that were covered throughout the week.

Sunday Summary

Multiple Marathon Monday – Two Marathons in 12 Hours

This post covered the two events and logistics necessary to toe the starting line of two marathons within 12 hours! There are not that many such options that fit the logistical parameters, so this may be something you want to check out if you like doing the crazy! Is this harder to do than a 100K? Try it and find out!

Chicago Marathon: Hotel Round-up!

The Chicago marathon is just a few short weeks away. Your training should be wrapping up the long runs and you are probably starting to get anxious about just starting! Before you get there, you need to have your hotel, though! This post looks at the hotels that still have award availability the weekend of the Chicago Marathon.

Reader Question: Does Canceling My Credit Card Cause Me to Lose My Points?

This was a question that I have received many times and this post looks at whether or not you will lose your points upon canceling a card.

Boston Marathon Registration Opens Monday!

Tomorrow is the day that all Boston qualifiers have been waiting for! I am certain that the 2014 Boston Marathon will be one of the most anticipated and well-attended Boston Marathons ever. Many runners are looking forward to running it to show their solidarity for the city of Boston and the running community as a whole. If you have qualified, you should definitely consider doing it! This post gives the details about the registration process.

New Bonus Category for the Amex Business Rewards Gold Card

Starting next week, there will be a new 2x bonus point category for the Amex Business Rewards Gold card. This new category is an awesome way to rack up some Membership Reward points as you make your tech purchases. Read all about it here!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a … Flying Bus?!

In the course of searching for flights for an upcoming trip, I found one of the most unusual “flights” that I have seen. Check it out!

Best Travel Deals: Wheatleigh Hotel

In a list of posts over the upcoming weeks, I will be sharing what were some of my all-time best travel deals. This first one is about an incredible hotel I got at an awesome price (and no points were used in the making of this reservation!).

Cool Marathon Alert: Darlington Marathon

I hear of interesting races all the time. I thought it would be cool to start passing along some of the coolest to you. This race sounds like one that I definitely want to do at some point – I just wish I could run it this year as it is an inaugural marathon!


There is the list of stories this week! I hope you enjoyed them and that you will come back for more this coming week!


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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.