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Chicago Marathon has been cancelled
Chicago Marathon races down Columbus Drive
Chicago Marathon races down Columbus Drive Credit: Carruth

The Chicago Marathon, scheduled for October 11, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It's the second time the marathon won't take place, with the last cancellation happening when Beatrice Foods withdrew its support in 1987.

"Our highest priority has always been the safety of our participants and our volunteers. We understand the disappointment, but when we return to the streets of Chicago, it will be a celebratory moment and an uncompromising statement about the collective spirit of who we are as a running community: We are powerful, we are persistent, and we will reach the finish line again," so Carey Pinkowski, race director of the marathon.