From Innside the Games

The Chicago Marathon has announced its continuing its plans for holding the event again in 2021, returning after the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently scheduled for October 10 next year, event organisers have stated they are working closely with the City of Chicago, taking into consideration the city’s health and safety guidelines.

The field for the 2021 event is set to be built through a tiered application process which is now open to a limited group of individuals.

A second application window is set to open to the public in January.

“We are moving forward with hope and optimism,” said Carey Pinkowski, Chicago Marathon executive race director.

“The health and safety of participants, volunteers, spectators and the Chicago community remain at the forefront of our planning, and we are doing everything we can to safely bring the Chicago Marathon back to our city streets.”

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Chicago Marathon was cancelled along with three other World Marathon Majors.

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