Still debating over whether or not you want to run the Chicago Marathon this year?
Well, you've got one last weekend to make your decision, because the window to throw your hat in the ring is quickly closing. This Monday, April 7, at 12 p.m. Central Time, the entry period for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will officially close.
Whether your entry is guaranteed or you're taking your chances with the lotto, you have to sign up by noon this Monday at the very latest.
You can guarantee yourself a spot in a few ways, by fundraising for a charity or being a time qualifier, among others. But if you're participating in the lottery, you have to register your contact info with the official marathon website, and after Monday's deadline, participants will be selected at random and notified on Monday, April 14. (And don't even think about multiple entries. They'll be taken out before the drawing).
If you're one of the lucky chosen ones, the fee is $185 for U.S. residents, $210 for international runners.
If you have questions about the process, don't wait until it's too late. Check out the official guide to lottery registration on the Marathon's website and if you want to try it out, you can register here. Whatever you decide, do it by noon on Monday and may the odds be ever in your favor.