Chicago Marathon Canceled
The 2020 Chicago Marathon has been canceled due to COVID-19. According to a press release, runners registered for the October 11 race will have the option to receive a refund for their race entry or defer their entry fee to a future marathon in 2021, 2022, or 2023, organizers. Race organizers said they decided along with city officials to cancel all race-related events "out of concern for the safety of event participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators." Participants will be notified via email when the refund process has started.