Chicago registration is a marathon in itself... MG 2/19/13 9:36:38 PM ET
A colossal meltdown to register for Chicago remains in flux. Active.com over-promised or simply grossly under- prepared. Add the frenzy, fed by Facebook, social media, etc. to sign up ASAP because it WILL sell out, just adds to a situation that really isn't unexpected. No matter, it's frustrating and the powers that be will have to reassess how to handle this going forward. From their website:
We are incredibly sorry that runners interested in signing up for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon experienced such difficulties today. We have been working nonstop with our registration provider to find the root of the problem and a solution. Many runners were able to sign up before the registration process was suspended. There are currently 15,000 entries remaining. Before we re-open registration, we need to make sure all technical issues are permanently resolved. We will provide ample notice regarding when the registration process will re-open. We do not plan on reopening registration within the next two days. We will provide another update on registration by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thursday.