Friday, March 8, 2013

In or Out? Find Out on March 12

The marathon lottery is complete. Approximately 36,000 people entered with hopes of getting one of the remaining 15,000 spots in the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The following is directly from the marathon web site:

From the pool of lottery entrants, 15,000 names will be randomly selected to fill the remaining spots in the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. All lottery entrants will be notified of their selection status via email on Tuesday, March 12.
If you are selected to register for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, you will have until 9 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 14, to complete your official registration and pay the race entry fee. If you do not complete your registration by the deadline it will expire and will not be re-issued.
The information that you submitted upon entering the lottery will be pre-populated into your event registration.

1 comment:

Pete B said...

Amazing. That means that thousands of fall marathoners will have to find alternative races. I also read that if a runner gets selected by the lottery and fails to register/pay their entry will not go to one of the other 21,000 runners not selected by the lottery. Wonder what they'll do with that spot? Give it to a charity?