Technical Glitch Halts Chicago Marathon Registration

Are there any Channahon or Minooka residents planning to run this year's marathon?

For running enthusiasts hoping to register for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this week, technical difficulties have temporarily halted runner registration.

Registration opened Tuesday for the 26.2-mile race, which begins and ends in Grant Park, but ended shortly after due to errors with the online registration process. The earliest date and time registration will re-open is 5 p.m. Thursday.

"We have been working nonstop with our registration provider to find the root of the problem and a solution. Many runners were able to sign up before the registration process was suspended. There are currently 15,000 entries remaining. Before we re-open registration, we need to make sure all technical issues are permanently resolved. We will provide ample notice regarding when the registration process will re-open," a statement on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon's Facebook page read. 

The Chicago Marathon website has more information available. 

Angela Sykora contributed to this story.

Do you plan to run in the marathon? Will you run for charity? How will you train for the event

Amy Jo Steinbruecker February 22, 2013 at 03:55 PM
The American Cancer Society DetermiNation team can guarantee runners a spot in the race on their charity fighting team now. For more information or to sign up visit acsdetermination.org/2013chicagomarathon or call 312-279-7243.


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