The event has put into place an exception to our standard event policies for participants who cannot participate due to a positive COVID-19 test within 14 days of the event.
Participants who test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event (on or after Sunday, September 26, 2021) will have an opportunity to complete an online form asking to defer their registration and entry fee to the 2022 event. All requests for deferral must be submitted from 12:01 a.m. (Central Time) on Sunday, September 26, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
Participants requesting a deferral must also email the event-provided COVID-19 Positive Physician Authorization to office@chicago5K.com by the submission deadline of 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on Saturday, October 9, 2021. The COVID-19 Positive Physician Authorization form must be completed by a medical professional confirming a positive COVID-19 result within 14 days of the event (on or after Sunday, September 26, 2021).
Individuals who are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event will not be eligible to defer their registration and entry fee to the 2022 event. We ask these individuals not to participate in or attend the event and encourage them to get tested and consult with a medical professional for additional guidance.
Eligible participants who purchased Refundable Booking will have their refund application processed according to the Refundable Booking policy and should not complete the online form.
In the event the 2021 Abbott Chicago 5K is cancelled, the option to defer will be void and all participants will be eligible to receive a partial refund for their 2021 entry fee or defer their place to the 2022 event, as outlined in the event cancellation policy (https://www.chicago5k.com/event-information/cancellation-by-you-or-by-us/).
Continue reading for more information and to request an exception.
Request an exception
Eligible participants must complete the following form and must also submit the COVID-19 Positive Physician Authorization confirming they have tested positive for COVID-19 on or after Sunday, September 26, 2021.
All requests are reviewed and verified by the Abbott Chicago 5K. This process can take up to 10 business days. Participants who do not meet the criteria of the policy will be contacted by the event at the conclusion of the review process. At that time, participants will have the opportunity to provide additional information. Participants approved for the policy exception will receive a confirmation email.
Eligible participants should be aware of the following before completing the form:
- The deferred entry is specific to you and may not be transferred to any other person.
- You must claim your entry during the 2022 event application window.
- An email will be sent to eligible participants when the application window is open. The email will include instructions on how to claim your complimentary guaranteed entry.
- Your 2021 event entry fee will be deferred to the 2022 event. If there is an increase in the event entry fee, you will not be required to pay the difference.
- The application window and race date of the 2022 Abbott Chicago 5K has not been finalized. Historically, the Chicago 5K has been held the second Saturday of October.
- Once this option is selected, it cannot be undone,
If you are an eligible participant, please complete the form below to request an accommodation.
COVID-19 positive accommodation
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
*Please complete and submit your COVID-19 POSITIVE PHYSICIAN AUTHORIZATION form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on Saturday, October 9, 2021.