Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Closes as Race Reaches 45,000

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Closes as Race Reaches 45,000

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Closes as Race Reaches 45,000
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Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Closes as Race Reaches 45,000

Participant Capacity Limited Number of Entries Available ThroughCharities and Tour Groups


CHICAGO, IL (April 23, 2009) î º Openregistration for the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon officiallyclosed today as 45,000 participants have signed on to complete the26.2-mile race, marking the event's established capacity. A limited numberof entries remain available through affiliated charities and tour groups. "It is great to see the continued commitment from runners across theglobe who registered for this race more than six months in advance," saidBank of America Illinois Market President Tim Maloney. "We're pleased tomatch their enthusiasm with our continued commitment to host the Bank ofAmerica Chicago Marathon in world-class fashion." More than 70 of therace's affiliated charities have entries remaining for participants stilllooking for a way into this year's field. By registering through acharity, runners simultaneously become members of a fundraising effortthat annually generates in excess of $10 million for more than 100charitable causes. Interested individuals can visit chicagomarathon.comfor details regarding late registration options through affiliatedcharitable organizations. Chicago Marathon hopefuls living outside theU.S. also have the option to secure an entry via a number of touroperators offering travel packages that include registration to the 2009race. All information regarding these offerings is available atchicagomarathon.com. Registration for the 32nd running of the ChicagoMarathon opened to the public on Feb. 1 and was met with continuedenthusiasm from the international running community. Individuals fromacross the country and around the world signed up to compete in the WorldMarathon Majors race that annually generates an estimated $140 millioneconomic impact to the City of Chicago. The 2009 Bank of America ChicagoMarathon will start and finish in Chicago's Grant Park beginning at 7:30a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11. In advance of the race, a two-day Health &Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place on Friday, October 9 andSaturday, October 10. More information on the race, remaining registrationoptions and how to get involved is available at the event Web site,chicagomarathon.com. www.chicagomarathon.com # # #

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