Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Entries nearly closed for the 2012 Chicago Marathon...

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Entries nearly closed for the 2012 Chicago Marathon...

I meant to put up a post a few days ago about the 2012 Chicago Marathon and how entries were just open. Fast forward a few days and now, it looks as if it will be full very soon.

This is one of the major Marathons in the USA, one of the five World Marathon Majors and attracts runners from all over the world. The Chicago Marathon celebrates it's 35th Anniversary this year and the race is on Sunday, October 7 2012.

Entries opened to the race on Wednesday, February 1, at Registration is open to the first 45,000 entrants.

The cost of entry is $150 for U.S. participants and $175 for participants outside of the U.S. Registration will close when the participant capacity of 45,000 is reached.

The Chicago Marathon annually attracts 45,000 participants, including a world-class elite runner and wheelchair field, an estimated 1.7 million spectators and it generates $170 million in economic impact to its host city.

Update Mon 6th Feb.....CHICAGO - Registration for the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed in record time today as the maximum 45,000 participants signed up in six days for the 35th anniversary event. Demand to run the iconic race has increased significantly in recent years, closing 25 days faster than the previous record established last year. A decade ago, the 2003 event closed in 35 weeks.

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