Elmhurst meeting provides info on races, fundraising
Updated: June 8, 2012 10:57AM
The Chicago Marathon sold out in a record six days this year, but runners can still participate by running for a charity.
The American Cancer Society offers the opportunity to save lives from cancer while participating in upcoming endurance events by joining the American Cancer Society DetermiNation team.
DetermiNation participants can meet the challenge of endurance events such as an 8-kilometer, 10 mile, half-marathon or marathon with access to free professional training, a community of support and inspiration. The Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on July 22 may be your first foray into distance running.
To learn more, attend an information session at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Runners Soul, 124 N. York St., Elmhurst). RSVP to acsdetermination.org/illinoisinfosession.
American Cancer Society DetermiNation athletes help raise dollars to fund free services for individuals fighting cancer, discovery of new treatments and ultimately, cures.
In addition to the fulfillment of raising funds for the fight against cancer, DetermiNation participants also get exclusive training and day-of-race benefits, including free team training to help achieve race goals, mentors for fundraising success and inspiration, invitations to social events, race-weekend VIP amenities (including gear check, private bathrooms and coaches along every mile of the race), an exclusive DetermiNation racing singlet and a personal website to aid with fundraising.
DetermiNation events include:
May 26 – Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile
July 22 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon
Oct. 7 – Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Plus, partnerships with more than 85 other races nationwide.
For information about how to join the American Cancer Society DetermiNation team, visit acsDetermiNation.org/Illinois.
As a global grassroots force with more than 100,000 volunteers in Illinois and millions elsewhere, the American Cancer Society fights for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer, and countless more who have avoided it, will be celebrating birthdays this year.
To learn more or get help, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.