Dates: Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Location: Chicago's Montrose Harbor
Marathon Attendance: 8,000 Participants; plus spectators
Demographics: Educated, upscale, active, health conscious adults.
On Sunday, May 13th- (Mother's Day) - more than 15,000 runners, walkers, volunteers, spectators, survivors and supporters will gather at Chicago’s lakefront to participate in the city's largest and most important fund raiser to find the cure for breast cancer- the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Despite the somber fact that one in eight women in the US will be diagnosed in her lifetime, this event site is remarkably upbeat, energetic- even joyous. There is plenty of reason to feel good on this event morning. Each person taking their mark at the race start line, or performing their volunteer duties, or cheering their loved one on is, in their own way, contributing to the eventual cure for this disease. There is an unmistakable feeling of empowerment on this event site -and it feels good!
The event is centered around a 5K fun run/walk along Chicago's lakefront. Race Day schedule includes a Main Stage Warmup, Main Stage Program, the Survivor Parade, and a Finish Line celebration with food, drink, live music and an awards ceremony.
An important part of the event’s entertainment is the Sponsor Area where sponsors display, demonstrate, promote, hand out sample’s and literature. The Sponsor area is packed from the moment the event opens with enthusiastic, passionate consumers.
No matter how one participates in the Susan G. Komen Race for the cure- as a runner/walker, or corporate sponsor, or spectator or volunteer, everyone leaves with renewed hope and with the certainty that a cure for breast cancer will happen in our lifetime.