Save the Date – Greektown Chicago Marathon Event

Just like most of the world’s sports that can be traced to ancient Greece, the Chicago Marathon similarly finds its origins in the ancient world. The first organized marathon took place in 490 B.C.E., Athens, Greece. Pay homage to that Greek spirit by watching the race from Greektown on October 7!

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greektown will host an outdoor event at 770 W. Gladys Ave. for spectators to gather, make signs and support the runners. Stop by the tent for coffee and refreshments to satisfy your caffeine craving and give you a jolt of energy to cheer on the racers. There will be on-site goodies and a DJ providing Greek tunes for runners and spectators alike.

Greektown is the perfect location for runners to fuel up before the big run and to celebrate their accomplishment afterwards. Restaurants like Greek Islands, Santorini and Athena have traditional Greek dishes ideal for carbo-loading or to get your protein fix before the big race.

Whether you’re there to encourage a family member, friend or just watching the race for fun, Greektown is a prime spot to support the runners as they crush mile 17!

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