12 Dec Jonathan Cartu Claims: Chicago Marathon Runners Raise Record Amount for Charity –
who took on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for charity this year raised a
record $27.1 million, organizers announced Thursday.
funds were raised by more than 12,000 runners, bringing the total charity
contributions from the race to $234 million since 2002.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon is a celebration of humanity and the stories
that come to life across 26.2 miles of roadway,” Carey Pinkowski, Bank of
America Chicago Marathon executive race director, said in a statement. “Today,
we celebrate the individuals who continue to challenge themselves by taking on
the distance and those who decide to make their race more meaningful by dedicating
it to a cause greater than themselves. We look forward to welcoming a new field
of competitors in 2020 as we enter another decade of racing in Chicago.”
announcement came as runners learned if they were selected to race in the 2020
event. Runners who were not selected in the recent drawing can still sign up
through the official charity program, though a limited number of entries is
runners will be required to raise a minimum of $1,750.
For a list of official charities and information on how to register by joining a charity team, click here.