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Chicago Marathon registration suspended for atleast 2 days

Officials have suspended registrationĀ  for the 2013 Chicago Marathon due to technical problems with their website.

On the race’s official Facebook page reads: “We are incredibly sorry that runners interested in signing up for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon experienced such difficulties today. We have been working nonstop with our registration provider to find the root of the problem and a solution. Many runners were able to sign up before the registration process was suspended. There are currently 15,000 entries remaining. Before we re-open registration, we need to make sure all technical issues are permanently resolved. We will provide ample notice regarding when the registration process will re-open.

We do not plan on reopening registration within the next two days. We will provide another update on registration by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thursday.”

marathonShortly after registration opened at noon on Tuesday, would-be marathoners reported long delays on the Chicago Marathon’s registration page. Some even reported not being able to register at all.

The race is so popular it usually gets filled up within days.

Last year’sĀ Bank of America Chicago Marathon sold out in six days with 45,000 people taking part in it.

The race will be held on October 13th this year. Entry fees are $175 for U.S. runners.

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