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COVID-19 Accomodation

The event has put into place an exception to our standard event policies for participants who cannot participate due to a positive COVID-19 test within 14 days of the event.

Participants who test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event (on or after Monday, September 27, 2021) will have an opportunity to complete an online form asking to defer their place and entry fee to the 2022 event. All requests for deferral must be submitted from 12:01 a.m. (Central Time) on Monday, September 27, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

Participants requesting a deferral must also email the event-provided COVID-19 Positive Physician Authorization form to office@chicagomarathon.com by the submission deadline of 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on Sunday, October 10, 2021. The COVID-19 Positive Physician Authorization form must be completed by a medical professional confirming a positive COVID-19 result within 14 days of the event (on or after Monday, September 27, 2021).

Individuals who are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event will not be eligible to defer their place and entry fee to the 2022 event. We ask these individuals not to participate in or attend the event and encourage them to get tested and consult with a medical professional for additional guidance.

Individuals who are unable to participate and are not eligible for this policy may cancel their entry through 5 p.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 via their participant account. Learn more about the entry cancellation process.

Eligible participants who purchased Refundable Booking will have their refund application processed according to the Refundable Booking policy and should not complete the online form.

Participants who received a guaranteed entry for the 2021 event through a charity or tour group application will be eligible to complete the online form requesting deferral.

In the event the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is cancelled, the option to defer will be void and all participants will be eligible to receive a partial refund for their 2021 entry fee or defer their place to the 2022 event, as outlined in the event cancellation policy (https://www.chicagomarathon.com/apply/cancellation-by-you-or-by-us/).

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