CSCI Celebrates the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon and CSCI came together on Friday, October 6 to host a ceremony to recognize international sister marathons in nine of Chicago’s sister cities. This was an opportunity to recognize the strong relationships between these marathons, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the city of Chicago. A representative from each of the nine international marathons was present for the ceremony, as well as representatives from all nine respective CSCI committees and consulates.
The nine sister marathons celebrated were:
- Athens Marathon, The Authentic
- Belgrade Marathon
- Birmingham International Marathon
- Haspa Marathon Hamburg
- Telcel Mexico City Marathon
- Osaka Marathon
- Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris
- Shanghai International Marathon
- Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
This is the second year in a row that the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Chicago Sister Cities International partners on such an event.
In addition, the Hamburg, Osaka, Paris, Toronto and Vilnius Committees hosted cheering stations along the marathon route.
The Paris Committee, in partnership with the Consulate General of France, hosted a welcome reception for runners from France, and the Consulate General of Lithuania hosted a welcome reception for runners from Lithuania. The Hamburg Committee facilitated home stays for German runners and welcomed runners at a booth at the Marathon Expo on October 6 and 7.