FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler

The FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler is supporting two causes: honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and supporting the CARA Road Scholars, which help Chicago youth get healthier.
April 19, 2014 8:35:45 AM PDT
The FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler is supporting two causes: honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and supporting the CARA Road Scholars, which help Chicago youth get healthier.

Wendy Jaehn, Executive Director with the Chicago Area Runners Association, joined us live from Montrose Harbor to tell us about the race and the causes. A part of the proceeds from the Lakefront 10 Miler will benefit One Fund Boston, and runners can buy blue "Laces for Boston" to support the bombing victims.

Also, part of the proceeds from the race go to the CARA Road Scholars, a mentoring and running program that teaches at-risk Chicago Public High School students how to train for a half marathon in July 2014. The program increases self-esteem and helps with goal setting.

Lakefront 10 Miler
Saturday, April 19th
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Montrose Harbor
Montrose and Simonds
along the lakefront
Chicago, IL


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