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Chicago Running Tours & More

55 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602-4813
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Great private running historical tour

Marlin was wonderful. He took multiple pictures of our group running. Was very informative of... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
tml7betty
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Best way to see a city!

I was in town on business and found the running tours with Marlin to be an excellent way to see the... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Daljit K
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Chicago Running Tours & More offers scheduled and private tours. Our scheduled tours are at or just over the 5k distance and range from 90 minutes to 2 hours. Our guides have been trained by a "certified" Chicago Professional Tour Guide. Join us for a morning SCHEDULED run: Grant Park 5k at 8 a.M. Sundays & 7:15 a.M. Thursdays. Chicago River Navy Pier 5k at 7:15 a.M. Tuesdays and Fridays. Chicago Tragic Events at 8 a.M. Saturdays and 7:15 a.M. Sundays. We have a limit of 15 participants for our scheduled runs. Our PRIVATE tours include 1) City in a Garden (5.62 Miles), 2) Tower to Tower (6 miles), 3) Run to Wrigley (6.48 Miles), 4) Devil in the White City (8.1 Miles) Participants who complete all 4 private routes receive a 26.2 Finishers certificate and a long sleeve tech finishers shirt. Come join us for the best tour experience in Chicago while you take care of your cardio needs at the same time.
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55 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602-4813
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Marlin was wonderful. He took multiple pictures of our group running. Was very informative of Chicago Tragic events. He brought parkas for us due to rain. It is a great way to see Chicago!

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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review. Greatly appreciated. Very pleased you enjoyed the Chicago Tragic Events running tour. I know you intended to write "ponchos" vs "parkas". Thanks Marlin

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I was in town on business and found the running tours with Marlin to be an excellent way to see the city before my meetings. I was skeptical at first, but ended up taking (different) 5k tours with him 3 days in a row. His...More

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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for your kind review Daljit. Thanks for noting, in so many words, that "one can obtain greater personal satisfaction through life experiences vs acquiring personal possessions." I was pleased that you found greater value in your running tour than your "Sears"tower experience. I...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

After reading numerous positive reviews I was very much looking forward to this running tour, and it still managed to exceed expectations! Marlin is a personable, knowledgeable, and entertaining guide who does an incredible job of telling the history of the city in such a...More

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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

I continue to be humbled by these terrific reviews. To exceed already high expectations is quite a statement. Thank you. I look forward to your return to Chicago so I can show you more of our great city. Perhaps next time you will be with...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

This is perhaps one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life. It combined my love for exploring, running, and history. Marlin is an evocative and knowledgeable storyteller, and I’m not kidding when I say that this might have been the best holistic...More

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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you for this incredible review Ashwin. You have stated and described so many aspects of your experience better than I could have if I wrote this myself. I feel humbled and grateful for your kind words. You noted the 3 key elements that I...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

I have done other running tours in Europe and this tour with Marlin supersedes any of those. Really enjoyed my running tour of the parks and the lake front despite it being very cold. Marlin goes out of his way to make sure everything is...More

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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Thank you for such a kind and terrific review Anneliis. I'm happy you were able to survive the bitter cold temps. You have proved that an out door running tour can be amazing in spite of the cold. I'm pleased you enjoyed your photos. They...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Absolutely loved my running tour with Marlin last month. Was the absolute best way to see the city. I learned so much!! He was a fantastic tour guide, very personable and so knowledgeable. My only regret was only getting to do one tour (Navy Pier)...More

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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Thank you for your kind review Jennifer. We are looking forward to your return to Chicago so we can do those other routes. A lot more fun to come. Marlin

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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Could not recommend booking a tour with Marlin more highly. Not only is he highly knowledgable and personable, but he is a truly lovely man who’s genuine priority is to share his knowledge and ensure you have a great trip, not just take your money...More

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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Thank you for this terrific review Emma. I'm so pleased that the 3 of you had a great experience regardless of the earlier miscommunication. I look forward to your return visit to Chicago. There is much more to see and do. Marlin

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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

The Grant Park tour with Marlin was one of the highlights of our weekend. Marlin is very knowledgeable of Chicago's history. He was personable and helpful which became evident when he met us at the Palmer House Hilton to start our running tour. He had...More

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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is an added bonus to have young kids on our tours. Especially when we do the Grant Park 5k. It is always a joy to run them through Maggie Daley Park and let them go down a slide...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

I did the navy pier running tour with Blake. The run was great, with plenty of stops along the way to gain a bit of knowledge and history about the city. Blake was really nice and enthusiastic, as well as knowledgable. The pace was comfortable....More

Thank Lisa B
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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience on tripadvisor Lisa. Blake is a terrific guide. He is also a bout tour guide. So you know you were getting your information from a pro.. We hope to see you again during a future visit to Chicago. Marlin

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

Marlin was away the week we wanted to do a tour, but was still able to set one up for us with Blake. Blake did a wonderful job showing & explaining the history of the city. I highly recommend this tour (We did the 5k...More

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Marlin K, Owner at Chicago Running Tours & More, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thanks Megan for sharing on tripadvisor. Blake really enjoyed running with your small group. It is nice you included running with the stroller. Even with stairs we can make it happen. I got a kick out of the photos where a couple of them showed...More

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Hi Daljit, I'm happy you had already discovered how to sign up. Your request popped into my email while you and I were running this morning. It appears that it took about 15 hours from the time you posting your inquire... More
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