Chicago Marathon

The start of the 2012 Chicago Marathon. (Michael Tercha / Chicago Tribune / March 8, 2013)

There were 36,000 entries for the remaining 15,000 spots when the lottery entry period for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed Thursday night.

All who entered will be notified of their status Tuesday by 2 p.m. CST. Those selected will have until Thursday at 9 p.m. CST to complete their registration.

The registration website had crashed intermittently after being opened at noon Feb. 19.  Marathon officials suspended the first-come, first-served registration about four hours into the process and decided nine days later to use an online lottery to complete the registration process for the Oct. 13 race.

There were originally 45,000 available spots in the race.  Some 30,000 entries had been successfully allocated despite the problems.