Running in the Chicago Marathon? Interested in Volunteering as a Course Marshal?

Chicago Marathon 2008

The 2011 Chicago Marathon is quickly approaching, and once again the IIT community is encouraged to cheer on the runners as they come through campus. The marathon, to be held on Sunday, October 9, sees runners arrive at the IIT campus from the west over the 33rd Street bridge, then head south along State Street as they hit mile 23 of the race, head east on 35th and then turn north on Michigan Avenue for the final leg.

For Marathon Participants
Are you running in the 2011 Chicago Marathon? Tell us who you are so we can cheer you on as you pass through the IIT campus! A banner featuring the names of student, faculty, staff, and alumni runners will be on display along the marathon route through main campus, and runners will be recognized in IIT Today. Email with your info by September 30 to be included. If you are running for a charity and would like a link to your donation page in IIT Today, please include the url in your email.

Course Marshal Volunteers
The Chicago Marathon is looking to recruit volunteer Course Marshals from the IIT community and Bronzeville area. Course Marshals are stationed on the Chicago Marathon route to help keep the route clear, insure the safety of and provide information to participants, spectators and community members. Marathon organizers recognize the importance of recruiting volunteers from the local communities along the marathon route, so they can answer questions from spectators about their area.

Course Marshal volunteers must be 18 years or older on race day, must be able to stand for four or more hours, and must be knowledgeable about local streets and community. Preference is given to local community members. You can volunteer as a Course Marshal here.

IIT Marathon Participants
Click the links to view the runners’ donation pages.

Shaghayegh Bahramirad, Alumnus (Running for American Heart Association)
Monica Ferrer, Stuart Graduate Student (Running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
Sahar Hendabadi, MMAE PhD Candidate
Janet Jaffke, Marketing and Communications
Jordan Riley, MMAE Graduate Student
Jack Spani, College of Psychology (Running for World Vision)

Add your name to the list!