Chicago fourth city for Marathon

Spring running season is off and well... running!  that said there are so many great events springing up around Chicago to step into including the Marathon Thirteen.One.  It's third year in Chicago the Karhu 5K and Marathon 13.1 kicks off on June 4th, 2011.

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Registration is now open and will sell out quickly.  There will be approximately 5,000 runners that will hit the pavement starting at the Chicago South Shore Cultural Center.  As with all 5K and running events in Chicago, food, entertainment, beverages and fun will be enjoyed through out the day. 

Event details:
DATE:           7:13 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011
WHERE:       South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649
COST:            Half Marathon: $80 January 7- June 1, 2011/$100 walk-up available at packet pick-up (space permitting) ****** NO Race Day Registration

Karhu 5K: $25 until close of registration
NO race day registration

The MARATHON THIRTEEN.ONE™ is the series of half marathons serving some of America's top running communities with a stand-alone half marathon for locals to embrace and visitors to experience. The series kicked off on the West Coast in January with 13.1 Marathon™ Los Angeles (January 16, 2011) followed by events in Miami Beach (March 6, 2011), New York (April 2, 2011), Chicago (June 4, 2011), Minneapolis (August 21, 2011) Atlanta (October 2, 2011), Dallas (October 23, 2011) and Ft. Lauderdale (November 13, 2011). For more information, please visit or call (800) 596-5990

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Andrea Metcalf is a healthy lifestyle spokesperson, celebrity trainer and author of Naked Fitness. 


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