The Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International assembled a “Friends of Ukraine” team to run the 2016 Soldier Field 10 Mile on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, the race honors America’s Armed Forces on Memorial Day weekend.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Chicago and Kyiv and the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s modern independence, the Kyiv Committee of CSCI was chosen as an official participating charity of the race to honor the U.S. Armed Forces for the ongoing assistance they have provided to Ukraine and to raise funds for humanitarian assistance for wounded Ukrainian soldiers and their families.
Runners and volunteers at the race received a special edition “Ukrainian Tryzub and God Bless America” t-shirt. T-shirts are still available for purchase; purchase details to be announced.
For more information on the 2016 Soldier Field 10 Mile Run, please visit soldierfield10.com.