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Still interested in running? Entries to the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon are still available through the charity program. Learn more about charity teams.

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COVID-19 Accommodation

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 10 days of the event.

Participants who test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the event (on or after Friday, September 30, 2022) will have an opportunity to complete an online form asking to defer their registration and entry fee to the 2023 event. All requests for deferral must be submitted from 12:01 a.m. (Central Time) on Friday, September 30, 2022 through 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Participants requesting a deferral must also email the event provided COVID-19 Positive Physician Authorization (see link to form) to office@chicagomarathon.com by the submission deadline of 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on Sunday, October 9, 2022.  The COVID-19 Positive Physician Authorization form must be completed by a medical professional confirming a positive COVID-19 result within 10 days of the event (on or after Friday, September 30, 2022).

Individuals who are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the event will not be eligible to defer their registration and entry fee to the 2023 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 registration through 5 p.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 via their participant account. Learn more about the entry cancellation process.

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

Participants who received a guaranteed entry for the 2022 event through a charity or tour group application will be eligible to complete the online form requesting deferral.

In the event the 2022 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 2022 entry fee or defer their place to the 2023 event, as outlined in the event cancellation policy.

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