In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees joined with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 12.

Committee Cheering Station Locations
• Gothenburg, Sweden: Sandburg Terrace at LaSalle Street, between Goethe and Schiller
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

Committee Marathon Activities
Beyond cheering stations, CSCI committees held other events and programming in relation to the marathon. The Paris and Gothenburg Committees hosted welcome receptions for runners from the respective countries they represent; the Osaka Committee hosted a post-marathon at Corcoran’s Bar & Grill; and the Hamburg Committee continued its Marathon Exchange with Hamburg, including facilitating home stays for German runners and welcoming runners at a booth at the Marathon Expo.


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