The race to register for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is coming to its finish line.
Runners have until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, to apply for either a guaranteed or non-guaranteed entry.
Guaranteed entry applications are offered to legacy finishers, time qualifiers, 2015 deferments, charity program runners and International Tour Group program runners.
Runners who do not qualify as a guaranteed runner can apply as a non-guarantee applicant. Entries will be drawn at random through a lottery system.
Those who register as a non-guaranteed entry will be notified Thursday, April 21, via email of their entry status.
Runners who apply but do not receive entry can still participate in the race by registering with one of the official charities or tour groups.
The entry cost is $185 for United States residents and $210 for participants residing outside the United States.
The 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon steps off Sunday, Oct. 9, in Grant Park.