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International travel accommodation

The event has put into place an exception to our standard event policies to acknowledge government travel restrictions preventing a participant from traveling to Chicago race weekend. Participants who registered as a non-U.S. resident were eligible to defer their 2021 place and entry fee to the 2022 event on or after Friday, September 10, 2021:

Eligible participants completed an online form indicating their interest to defer their place and entry fee to the 2022 event from Friday, September 10 through 5 p.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Please note, participants who received a guaranteed entry for the 2021 event through the charity or tour group applications will need to reach out to their charity or tour group contact to discuss their eligibility for this accommodation. Participants who received a guaranteed entry for the 2021 event through the charity or tour group applications will not be eligible to complete the same online form as general participants.

In the event the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is cancelled, this policy exception will be void and all participants will have the options as outlined in the event cancellation policy (https://www.chicagomarathon.com/apply/cancellation-by-you-or-by-us/).

Request an exception

Eligible participants must complete the following form indicating their interest to defer their place and entry fee to the 2022 event by 5 p.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Please note, participants who received a guaranteed entry for the 2021 event through the charity or tour group applications will need to reach out to their charity or tour group contact to discuss their eligibility for this accommodation. Participants who received a guaranteed entry for the 2021 event through the charity or tour group applications are not eligible to complete the form below.

All requests are reviewed and verified by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This process can take up to 10 business days.

Eligible participants should be aware of the following before completing the form:

  • The deferred entry is specific to you and may not be transferred to any other person.
  • You must claim your entry during the 2022 event application window.
  • An email will be sent to eligible participants when the application window is open. The email will include instructions on how to claim your complimentary guaranteed entry.
  • Your 2021 event entry fee will be deferred to the 2022 event. If there is an increase in the event entry fee, you will not be required to pay the difference.
  • If you purchased additional items (Priority Access Package, MarathonFoto Package, iTAB or the Chicago Tribune Commemorative Package) for the 2021 event, these items are non-refundable and will not be applied to future participation.
  • The application window and race date of the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has not been finalized. While we can’t share the exact dates at this time, historically the Chicago Marathon has been held the second Sunday of October.
  • Once this option is selected, it cannot be undone.

If you have any questions, please email office@chicagomarathon.com.


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