The Plaza at Millennium Park, the featured restaurant of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, is hosting a pasta dinner to give marathon runners a chance to carbo-load before the big day.

The pasta dinner takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the restaurant, at 11 N. Michigan Ave.

Dinner tickets cost $40 and include a pasta buffet, salad, dessert and one Goose Island beer or glass of featured wine.

Each pasta station features a variety of options, including baked mac and cheese, roasted vegetarian pasta, spaghetti with meatballs and rigatoni Bolognese. Desserts include mini-chocolate cupcakes with cappuccino frosting, carrot cake and assorted mini-cookies.

This dinner also features a special guest. Olympic medalist and American record holder Deena Kastor will be on hand for a meet-and-greet, photos and some marathon tips.

Published at 4:56 PM CDT on Sep 5, 2017

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