For the second time in its history, the Chicago Marathon has been cancelled, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Organizers announced the 43rd running of the race, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11, will not proceed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are plans for a virtual race experience.
Registered participants can receive a refund for their race entry or defer their place and entry fee to the 2021, 2022 or 2023 race. Registered runners for the International Chicago 5K will have the same options.
The only other time the Chicago Marathon didn't start was in 1987, when sponsor Beatrice Foods withdrew its support.
The full article is at www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chicago-marathon/ct-chicago-marathon-canceled-covid-19-20200713-u6sjkzlhbfbmbkpvitbo5t7u4i-story.html .