Statement on the Cancellation of the Bank of America Chicago 13.1


When we launched the Bank of America Chicago 13.1 last fall, we challenged the running community to reimagine the run. Our hope was to provide participants with an experience that would connect us as a city and celebrate the vibrant and diverse nature of Chicago's West Side through a world-class race and festival experience.

Today, our communities, our city, and our world are faced with the challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19). While we had hoped to hold an event that would celebrate the unique fabric of our communities, we also feel a responsibility to the health and wellbeing of our event participants, volunteers, event staff and spectators, as well as the city resources required to produce the race. With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Bank of America Chicago 13.1, which was scheduled for June 7, 2020.

Registered runners for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago 13.1 will be contacted in the coming days with the option to receive a refund for their 2020 race entry or to defer their place and entry fee to the 2021 race (June 6, 2021).

We look forward to the future when we can once again come together to celebrate one another, our sport, and our city. For now, our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as the thousands of people on the front lines working and sacrificing their own health and safety for the benefit of our entire community.

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