28 Feb '13, 10pm

Chicago Marathon to Use Lottery for Remaining Spots

The Chicago Marathon will use a lottery to determine who gets the race's remaining 15,000 open numbers, race officials announced this afternoon. The announcement was made nine days after technical issues with the registration site caused the race to suspend registration. “After reviewing our options, we determined that a lottery is the most equitable solution to this unique situation,” race director Carey Pinkowski said. “This is not a decision that we made lightly and realize the frustration that these registration challenges have caused. We’re extremely thankful to our supporters for their continued understanding.” The lottery will open at 12:01 a.m. Central time on Tuesday, March 5 and will close at 9 p.m. Central time on Thursday, March 7. There is no charge to enter the lottery. After the lottery closes, 15,000 names will be chosen at random. Those runners will be not...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/chicago-marathon-use-lo...

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