Here's what they had to say:
Since suspending registration, we have been working on the best possible solution to offer the remaining 15,000 entries for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. We have determined that on Tuesday, March 5, registration will reopen as a lottery. While this is a departure from our traditional registration process, we believe it is the most fair and efficient way to address this unique situation.
For more lottery details and Q&A, go to: www.chicagomarathon.com/lottery.
Interested runners can enter the lottery at chicagomarathon.com starting on Tuesday, March 5, at 12:01 a.m. CST until Thursday, March 7, at 9 p.m. CST. From those entries, 15,000 names will be randomly selected to fill the remaining spots in the 2013 Chicago Marathon. Those individuals will be notified on Tuesday, March 12, and they will have until 9 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 14, to complete their official registration.I can objectively agree that it's completely unfair to have one registration process for 2/3 the people, and a completely different process for the remaining 1/3. I get that. Yet, at the same time, I'm sooooo thankful that my mighty iMac somehow got me through. You know what they say.... Once you go Mac, you never go back... :D
Gold star to whomever can identify the reference point for my title, without looking it up!!!