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Technical Glitch Halts Chicago Marathon Registration

Who in Palatine plans to run this year's Chicago 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. 

The above information was updated at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. 

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

For running enthusiasts, it's not too soon to start thinking about Oct. 13, the day of the 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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. 

Tell us Palatine residents: Do you plan to run in the marathon? Will you run for charity? How will you train for the event?

Looking for training options? Check out our Sports and Fitness Directory.

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