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...