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2010-11-02 00:00:35

The San Francisco Marathon Dares New York to Run on Their Turf New York, NY (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 First it was the Gold Rush, and then the .dot com era; now the two U.S. cities that sit almost parallel to each other on the map are gearing up for their proper marathons. On November 5th Golden Gate is inviting Gotham to support, "Worth the Hurtâ“ž¢," the global campaign led by heroes who run and stop at nothing to "Ëœconquer the hurt' for charitable...

2010-04-06 13:00:00

CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced U.S. Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall, 27, will compete in the October 10, 2010 race in an attempt to lower the 2:05:38 American record set by Khalid Khannouchi in 2002. The Mammoth Lakes, Calif., resident and recognized philanthropist will lead a team of 100 runners representing his non-profit organization, The Hall Steps Foundation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/CLTH018LOGO ) "I...

2010-03-18 15:00:00

CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America today announced it will match funds generated through its world-renowned Chicago-based running events - Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and Bank of America Chicago Marathon - to launch a local youth fitness initiative in its continued support of after-school programs. In an event held today at Navy Pier, David Sontag, regional managing director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Management, announced a total donation of $324,000 will be...

2010-03-12 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth running of the SunTrust National Marathon and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield National Half Marathon and Relay Races will be held in Washington D.C. on March 20, 2010. The marathon is the only one to be run entirely within the District of Columbia and has the fastest looped course in the country. The speed of the course draws elite runners including those trying to qualify for the US Olympic Trials and for the Boston Marathon. Joan Benoit...

2009-10-01 17:07:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the official wireless sponsor of the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, announced today that the company will provide its Field Force Manager product and PC cards to the race staff to guarantee crystal clear communication between staff members and to ensure emergency response communication can be organized and communicated clearly. The wireless company will also increase network capacity with the deployment of a temporary portable...

2009-09-01 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today launched its first-ever digital fundraising program, further extending the race's annual philanthropic impact of generating $10 million for local, national and global charities. The Marathon also introduced new advertising featuring 2009 race participants as well as results of a 2008 event economic impact study. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/CLTH018LOGO ) "Our 2009 campaign demonstrates...

2009-07-01 06:00:00

REGISTER NOW CHICAGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Just three months before 45,000 runners take to the streets of Chicago, the American Cancer Society Charity Runner Team is still offering entries to the sold out 2009 Chicago Marathon. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=ODE= "The Society is thrilled to offer the running community these high-demand slots for the Chicago Marathon," said Alison Tibbits, project...

2009-06-09 23:00:00

CHICAGO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration for the 2009 Chicago Marathon is officially closed, and the only way to gain entry now is to join a non-profit team with availability. The Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) invites marathon runners to help them move miles closer to a world without Breast Cancer by joining Marathon for the Cure(R). 90 spots are available, but they are going fast, and the registration deadline is Thursday, June 25, 2009. Why run for...

2009-04-17 15:59:00

- Runners and Cyclists Challenge Themselves to Send More Kids to Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps - WESTPORT, Conn., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When their feet hit the pavement at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20th, 85 Team Hole in the Wall athletes will be motivated by more than the thrill of the race. Each runs with a goal to raise sufficient funds to send a seriously ill child to one of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps. Beginning April 20th, Newman's Own(R), Inc. will join...

2009-01-22 11:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Online registration for the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open to the public beginning at midnight (CST) on February 1 at http://www.chicagomarathon.com . The 32-year-old 26.2-mile race will be held on Sunday, October 11, beginning and ending in Chicago's historic Grant Park. Registration is open to the first 45,000 registered participants. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/CLTH018LOGO ) "We are proud to continue...