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a runner’s delight

With all the specials for Chicago Marathon runners, it’s almost as if the whole city is rooting ’em on this weekend. Here are just a few:


» Pasta specials at the Local, 98 E. Delaware Place (, and Chicago Cut Steak House (, 300 N. La Salle, include lobster fettuccine, bucatini carbonara and white mushroom risotto.

» The Marathoner’s Last Meal at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, 201 N. State (, features a house-smoked Amish chicken and spinach semolina dumpling for $22.

» Odyssey Cruises Chicago will have a pasta lunch from Navy Pier at 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $49.90. Details and reservations: (888) 957-2320,

» Show your runner’s card and get a 26.2 percent discount at Porkchop, 941 W. Randolph (, through Oct. 13 ; Lottie’s 1925 W. Cortland (, will give your entire party a 26.2 percent break on Oct. 13.

» Tavernita, 151 W. Erie (, will have pasta specials on Saturday, including gnocchi and pappardelle pasta.


» The Spa at Equinox’s four locations are offering marathon runners its services at a 15 percent discount Oct. 14-21. Bring your runners bib. Details:

» At The Spa at Four Seasons Chicago, the “Runner’s Recovery Package” — which includes a $30 savings on a 55-minute or longer massage — is available Oct. 14-17. Runners must show race number or proof of race participation. (312) 649-2340 or visit

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