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The First Chicago Marathon Mistake 2008

After last year’s troubles for organizers of the Chicago Marathon, you would think they would be extraBank of America Marathon Logo careful about running this year’s. So, imagine my surprise when I received this email yesterday.

The e-newsletter that was distributed yesterday contained an error in stating that the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is six months away. Please note that the race is actually five months away and will be held on October 12, 2008. We apologize for the error.

They missed by an entire month. I hope they have the right permits. Yikes!

Hopefully, this was just a minor screw-up but it does not instill confidence. You add to that the fact that LaSalle was acquired by another company and you just don’t know what you’re going to get.

I have to say that despite last year’s problems the Chicago Marathon has always been one of the best organized marathons I’ve done.  I’m joggling it again this year so let’s hope that continues to be true.

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