Sunday, October 24, 2010

Chicago Marathon 10/10/10: Charity runners

Until roughly 15 years ago, there weren't many runners entering marathon races for charities. Now they are quite common, and they are partly responsible for the boom in marathoning. The man on the right is running for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. Of course there is a heavy police presence at all major marathons--but don't worry--they are there for crowd control. Marathon running and hooliganism are oxymorons.

Over on the top right is an athlete running for the American Brain Tumor Association.

Some fun word-play is at work with AlzStars. They raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.

Each of these organizations have one thing in common--they are based in Illinois.

Next: More charity runners

Earlier posts:

Chicago Marathon 10/10/10: I gotta pee
Chicago Marathon 10/10/10: Politics
Chicago Marathon 10/10/10: Boystown
Chicago Marathon 10/10/10: Saluting the troops
Miss Black Illinois completes Chicago Marathon
My 21st consecutive Chicago Marathon

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