Registration for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon opens today at noon Central Time at chicagomarathon.com. Registration will be conducted through a system of guaranteed entry options, as well as through a non-guaranteed entry lottery. The 37th annual event will take place on Sunday, October 12, and will welcome 45,000 registered participants to the flat streets of Chicago.
Interested runners can register with a guaranteed entry or enter the non-guaranteed entry lottery at any time between Wednesday, March 19, at noon, and Monday, April 7, at noon.
There are four options for guaranteed entry into the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon: those who opt to run with an official Chicago Marathon charity; those who opt to run with an official Chicago Marathon tour partner; legacy finishers who have finished the Chicago Marathon five or more times within the last 10 years; and time qualifiers who have run a sub 3:15:00 marathon (men) or sub 3:45:00 marathon (women) since January 1, 2012.
All others can enter the non-guaranteed entry lottery, which entails a random selection of names from the lottery pool to fill the remaining spots in the participant field. Lottery entrants will be notified of their selection status on Monday, April 14. Those who are successfully selected through the lottery will then have a three-day window to complete the registration process.
The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration fee is $185 for U.S. residents or $210 for those residing outside of the U.S. The field will be capped at a maximum of 45,000 participants.
For more information and registration details, go to chicagomarathon.com.
About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
In its 37th year and a member of the World Marathon Majors, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon annually attracts 45,000 participants, including a world-class elite runner and wheelchair athlete field, and an estimated 1.7 million spectators. As a result of its national and international draw, the iconic race assists in raising millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes while generating $243 million in annual economic impact to its host city. The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will start and finish in Grant Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 12. In advance of the race, a two-day Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center on Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to chicagomarathon.com.
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