In lieu of this yr’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race organizers introduced Tuesday the free 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Digital Expertise to deliver “the spirit and celebration of race week to you.”
“We’re inviting everybody to run with us in their very own communities and have a good time their achievement just about with the worldwide operating group,” Chicago Marathon organizers stated in an announcement. “Shorter distances from the mile to the half marathon can be obtainable for novice runners to veteran marathoners to participate in a brand new type of operating expertise.”
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon Digital Expertise begins on Monday, Oct. 5, and ends on Sunday, Oct. 11, the date that may have been the 43rd operating of this yr’s race. The 2020 Chicago Marathon was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Those that registered for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon “can have the unique alternative to run the marathon distance as part of the Digital Expertise,” whereas anybody can take part within the shorter races.
Registered marathon runners will obtain an electronic mail with directions on how to join the 26.2-mile distance, organizers stated.
Registration for every of the shorter digital occasions — the mile, the 5K, the 8K and the half marathon — is offered on-line.
The Digital Expertise additionally affords methods to “cheer on runners just about, assist occasion charity companions and share tales that spotlight the people and communities that make the Chicago Marathon the individuals’s race.”
Be taught extra at chicagomarathon.com.