Chicago 2013 Registration (Read 196 times)



    Well it's a good thing BAA would never let something like this happen..... Big grin


    Ha! Big grin


      Here's the latest:  (as of 2/19/13 at 2157 CST)



      We are incredibly sorry that runners interested in signing up for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon experienced such difficulties today. 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.

      For those who were able to successfully complete the registration process, you can confirm your registration by clicking on the links listed below. For those that were charged more than once, our registration provider Active.com is in the process of refunding any duplicate charges and will notify these participants.

      We do not plan on reopening registration within the next two days. We will provide another update on registration by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thursday.

        Eh, I did it seven years in a row, with 5 of those years being hot enough to bake a cake in.  Of course I opted to skip it this last year and the weather was perfect.  It is a great race, but if they go lottery someday, I will just move on.

        Bad Ass

          I feel very lucky I got in, albeit after more than an hour.


          Their FB page said they would reopen registration next week.  Ugh.



          "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

          It's always fucking hot in Miami!

            Thanks to high demand crashing the servers, registration for the 2013 Chicago Marathon was shut down in the first day.  However, the race isn't full yet.  15,000 spots are still available for the race, and organizers have announced their plan to hold a lottery for the remaining spots.


            Interested runners can enter the lottery at chicagomarathon.com starting on Tuesday, March 5, at 12:01 a.m. CST until Thursday, March 7, at 9 p.m. CST. From those entries, 15,000 names will be randomly selected to fill the remaining spots in the 2013 Chicago Marathon. Those individuals will be notified on Tuesday, March 12, and they will have until 9 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 14, to complete their official registration.

            How To Run a Marathon: Step 1 - start running. There is no Step 2.

              Hmm glad me and the other people I'm going with are safe and in.  One guy is registered 3 times.

              2014 Goals: (Yeah I suck)

              • Sub 22  5K
              • Sub 1:35 1/2 marathon 
              • Sub 3:25:00 Marathon

                Just got my acceptance email today! Big grin


                Did anyone else have success in the Chicago lottery?