Chicago Sister Cities International Cheering Stations Along Bank of America Chicago Marathon Route

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CHICAGO (September 20, 2013) – In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees join with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities.

Committee Cheering Station Locations

  • Lucerne, Switzerland: Northeast corner of Franklin and Washington Streets
  • Osaka, Japan: Northeast corner of Sedgwick and Eugenie Streets, with a lively taiko drum performance
  • Paris, France: Southeast corner of Clark Street and Deming Place
  • Vilnius, Lithuania: Southwest corner of Halsted and Polk Streets, on the UIC campus

The Osaka, Paris and Vilnius Committees will also be hosting welcome receptions for runners from the respective countries they represent. In addition, the Hamburg, Germany Committee will have a booth representing the City of Hamburg at the Marathon Expo on Friday and Saturday, October 11–12 at McCormick Place Convention Center, along with a welcome reception and sightseeing tours for German runners.

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Chicago Sister Cities International

Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI), a division of World Business Chicago, provides leadership to develop, manage and coordinate comprehensive programs and projects with Chicago’s 28 sister cities in the areas of economic development, education, tourism, immigration and cultural enrichment, expanding Chicago’s global reach for the benefit of the City of Chicago, its residents and businesses.

Chicago’s 28 sister cities include: Accra, Ghana (1989); Amman, Jordan (2004); Athens, Greece (1997); Belgrade, Serbia (2005); Birmingham, United Kingdom (1993); Bogota, Colombia (2009); Busan, Republic of Korea (2007); Casablanca, Morocco (1982); Delhi, India (2001); Durban, South Africa (1997); Galway, Ireland (1997); Gothenburg, Sweden (1987); Hamburg, Germany (1994); Kyiv, Ukraine (1991); Lahore, Pakistan (2007); Lucerne, Switzerland (1998); Mexico City, Mexico (1991); Milan, Italy (1973); Moscow, Russia (1997); Osaka, Japan (1973); Paris, France (1996); Petach Tikva, Israel (1994); Prague, Czech Republic (1990); Shanghai, China (1985); Shenyang, China (1985); Toronto, Canada (1991); Vilnius, Lithuania (1993); and Warsaw, Poland (1960).

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