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...
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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...
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