Marathon Registration Plan At Least a Week Away

Organizers to unveil plan to register remaining runners on Feb. 28

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia wins the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2012.

    Runners shut out of entering the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon because of technical issues with the registration process, will have to cool their heels for at least one more week.

    Race director Carey Pinkowski released a statement Thursday saying a "timely, fair, and effective registration solution" for the 15,000 remaining slots will be announced on February 28th.

    Organizers had initially thought the technical issues could be resolved by Sunday.

    Many people ran into problems registering for the Oct.13 race shortly after registration opened at noon on Tuesday, although 30,000 did manage to get through.

    Marathon organizers blamed the issue on system-wide technical failures by its registration provider, Active.com.

    Anyone interested in receiving updates via email can sign up at chicagomarathon.com/registrationupdate, or call the marathon office directly at (312) 904-9800 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.