The Bank of America 2010 Chicago Marathon, Sunday October 10, sees one of the best marathon events of the year. It is the 33rd Chicago Marathon.
The field includes Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova and Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru. Both won last year’s race.
Mayor Richard M. Daley says amateurs will swell the field to 45,000 people.
Daley said “We’re really fortunate in America to have great business leaders, corporate leaders,” who was accepted a $500,000 charitable donation for after-school fitness programs from Bank of America.
The bank also said it would honor runners who raise the largest sums for charity with an award named after Daley and his wife, Maggie. Race officials say marathon participants account for up to $10 million in annual charitable contributions.
Elite runners will be competing for portions of a purse totaling $481,000, including $75,000 apiece to the first place male and female winner.
Good luck for tomorrow then to all the 45,000 runners set to take part in the race.