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2020 Event cancellation

On July 13, 2020, the event announced the decision to cancel the 2020 International Chicago 5K and all Bank of America Chicago Marathon race weekend activities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unique impact it poses to our community.

In response to the decision to cancel the 2020 race, the event has put into place the option for registered runners to receive a refund for their 2020 race entry or to defer their place and entry fee to a future edition of the International Chicago 5K (2021, 2022 or 2023).

2020 International Chicago 5K registered runners will be contacted via email with additional information and the opportunity to select one of the following options.

Entry refund*

Runners eligible for a refund include those who registered and paid for their entries. Due to the complexities of cancelling the event and the anticipated quantity of refunds, we expect the refund process to take several weeks or months. Runners who select this opportunity will be notified via email when the refund process has started.

*Runners who received a complimentary entry for the 2020 International Chicago 5K will also have the opportunity to select a refund. In this instance, the refund will be issued to the organization who provided/paid for the complimentary entry and not the individual.

2021, 2022 or 2023 Deferment (place and entry fee)

All registered runners for the 2020 International Chicago 5K will be eligible to defer their place and entry fee to a future event (2021, 2022 or 2023).

 Runners who select this option will be required to claim their entry during the 2021, 2022 or 2023 event registration window. An email will be sent to eligible runners when the registration window is open. The email will include instructions on how to claim their complimentary entry.


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