Title Sponsors of Chicago Marathon

1978 Chicago Mayor Daley Marathon
I have decided to dig into the history of my 1st Marathon and share a brief timeline of its Title Sponsors. Since September 23, 1905, the Chicago Marathon, organized first by the Illinois Athletic Club (1905-1909), then sponsored by the Chicago Daily News after 1910 was held annually, with significant community and spectator support, until the early 1920s. The "modern era" first marathon held on September 25, 1977. More than 4,200 runners turned out for the first Chicago Marathon, maki...

Eugene Marathon

Eugene Marathon 2016
The 2016 Eugene Marathon held on May 1, 2016 marked the 10th Anniversary of one of America’s premier marathons being held right in TrackTown USA, a decade of fast times and personal triumphs running in the footsteps of legends. The Eugene Marathon starts on the corner of 15th Avenue and Agate Street, in front of historic Hayward Field. The course runs through south Eugene around Amazon Park and the University of Oregon, the Knickerbocker footbridge, Springfield loop, a scenic pass by the Univ...

Los Angeles Marathon

The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon 2016 Finishers Medal
The Los Angeles Marathon (formerly the City of Los Angeles Marathon) is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California. The 26.219 mile (42.195 km) footrace, inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, has been contested every year since 1986. The 31st edition of the marathon took place on Valentine's Day February 14, 2016. The “Stadium to the Sea” course took runners from Dodger Stadium to the coastline of Santa Monica running past every m...

Chicago Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2015 Finishers Medal
The Chicago Marathon is a major marathon held yearly in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Interesting facts about Chicago Marathon: - #OwnChicago is an official hashtag of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. - The first race was held on September 25, 1977 under the original name the Mayor Daley Marathon, which drew a field of 4,200 runners. - The Chicago Marathon will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2017. - Alongside the Boston, New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo Marathons, it is...

The List of 50+ Greatest World Marathons

Boston Marathon Baner
The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers or 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards), usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides. The legend states that he was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon, which took place in August or September, 490 BC. It is said that Pheidippides ran the entir...