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 above information was updated at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 20.
Registration opened this week for the 26.2-mile race, which begins and ends in Grant Park. The marathon draws 45,000 competitors and attracts 1.7 million spectators each year.
The event also serves as a fundraiser for more than 160 non-profit organizations.Last year, more than 10,000 runners participated on behalf of a charitable organization.
The Chicago Marathon website has more information on online registration and the race.
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