The Chicago Marathon announced today that the lottery for the 2015 race will open on March 10th at noon Central time.
The lottery period will last six weeks, from March 10-April 21.
In addition to the non-guaranteed lottery, the Chicago Marathon has a few opportunities for guaranteed entry, including:
- Racing for a charity as part of their official charity program.
- Be a Chicago Marathon legacy finisher. That is, having finished the race at least five times in the last 10 years.
- A time qualifier. Men who have run a verified 3:15 or faster after Jan. 1, 2013, or women who have run a 3:45 or faster, can get guaranteed entry.
Those seeking guaranteed entry must also register in the six-week period from March 10-April 21.
Entry fees for the 2015 race are $185 for U.S. residents and $210 for international residents.
The 2015 Chicago Marathon takes place on Oct. 11, 2015.