American Cancer Society to Become Official Charity for Rock 'n' Roll Chicago™ 1/2 Marathon.


The American Cancer Society and  Rock 'n' Roll Chicago™ 1/2 Marathon have teamed up to give an amazing event even better.
Runners in this year's August 1 Rock 'n' Roll Chicago™ 1/2 Marathon benefiting The American Cancer Society® will have the opportunity to save lives from cancer while participating in the ultimate running or walking experience, thanks to a new collaboration announced by the Society and the Competitor Group, Inc.

"Many people are not aware of the important role that exercise plays in reducing cancer risk - in fact, one-third of all cancer deaths could be prevented with proper diet and exercise," said DetermiNation Co-Chair Gabe Villarreal. "By training for and running or walking in the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago ½ Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society, people can take one of the most important steps to stay well from cancer by getting physical activity, while helping save lives from cancer."


Through their participation in the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 1/2 Marathon benefiting The American Cancer SocietyDetermiNation athletes of all abilities can dedicate their training and race participation to the only endurance charity program that helps save lives from all forms of cancer. As part of their involvement, these athletes will receive race entry, team training, race-weekend VIP amenities, social event opportunities, and much more.

The former Chicago Distance Classic, has transformed into a 13.1 mile party . The Rock & Roll Series is a "must race" for anyone looking to run, have fun and benefit an amazing charity.

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  • Cannot wait for this event!! Thanks Dave.

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