Chicago Marathon 2020 canceled over COVID-19 risks

Monday, 13. July 2020 22:04

Bank Of America Chicago Marathon 2020 was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said in a statement on Monday.

"In response to the ongoing public health concerns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, event organizers and the City of Chicago announced the decision to cancel the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and all race weekend activities," the statement said, underscoring that "all registered runners have the option to receive a refund for their race entry or defer their place and entry fee to a future Chicago marathon," either in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

A 26.2-kilometer race, Chicago Marathon's main event, was scheduled to take place in October.

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