CHICAGO (USA): The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that runner applications will be accepted for the 2016 event beginning Tuesday, March 8, by visiting chicagomarathon.com. Registration will be conducted through a system of guaranteed entry options as well as through a non-guaranteed entry drawing. The 39th annual race will take place on Sunday, October 9 in scenic Grant Park.
Editor's note: The Chicago Marathon is a rite of Fall in the Windy City. It is also one of my favorite long weekends of the fall. The City of Chicago shows itself off in early October quite well, with cafes and outdoor art, and great places to walk. The race is an amazing story. The city comes alive and it is a race for elite and citizen runners. If you have not raced Chicago, then, put it on your bucket list!