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2017 Entry deferment

The opportunity to defer your 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon entry to 2018 is now available. Please note, deferment is not available if you received an entry as a 2017 deferred entry and a charity or tour group runner. Your deferment guarantees you an entry into the 2018 race. It is not a complimentary entry. The deferring runner must pay the full 2018 entry fee.

Once you defer your 2017 entry to 2018, it cannot be undone.

If you opt to defer your entry you should note:

  • Your 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon entry will be deferred to 2018.
  • You will NOT receive a refund for your 2017 entry fee.
  • Your deferment guarantees you an entry into the 2018 race.
  • You will be required to claim your entry during the application window and pay the full registration fee for the 2018 race.
  • You will not be assigned a bib number for the 2017 event. You will not receive a bib number, participant packet, bag or running shirt, for this year’s race, nor will any item be mailed before or after the event.
  • Any premium items (MarathonFoto package, Chicago Tribune Commemorative package and Balbo Hospitality tickets) purchased will still be valid for 2017 and will not be refunded. These purchases will not carry over to 2018.
  • Entries may only be deferred to the 2018 event and cannot be deferred a second time or transferred to another individual.
  • Deferment is not available for those who received a guaranteed entry as a 2017 deferred entry and a charity or tour group runner.
  • Once your 2017 entry is deferred it cannot be undone.
  • You have until 5 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Tuesday, September 19 to defer your entry. After this time, the event will no longer accept 2017 deferments.

How to defer your entry:

  • Visit the 2017 Runner status page (https://www.chicagomarathon.com/participant-information/runner-status/) and search by entering your first and last name. Runners who are eligible to defer their entry will have a “Defer my entry” button to the right of their name. Click this button to begin the process to defer your entry. In order to complete the deferment process, you will need to enter the unique confirmation code received via email.
  • By clicking the “Yes, defer my entry” button, you are deferring your 2017 entry to 2018.
  • Once your 2017 entry is deferred it cannot be undone.
  • You have until 5 p.m. (U.S. Central Time) on Tuesday, September 19 to defer your entry. After this time, the event will no longer accept 2017 deferments.

Runners who defer their entry will be notified via email (during the 2018 application window) when they are able to register for the 2018 event.

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