Race to Wrigley Draws Record Crowd

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010  |  Updated 1:00 PM CDT
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The 5th Annual Race to Wrigley was the biggest effort yet.

More than 8,300 people turned out to run for the Ivy.

The record number of runners helped raise more than $150,000 to benefit Chicago Cubs Charities and Children’s Memorial Hospital. Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, whose famed statue neighbors the Wrigley Field marquee, served as the official race starter. 

“The annual Race to Wrigley has become one of the most popular 5K runs in Chicago,” said Mike Lufrano, Cubs senior vice president of community affairs. “We’re so grateful to the 8,300 runners who signed up and to those who made individual donations. These contributions help the race support so many in need throughout the Chicago area.”

The course route began under the famed Wrigley Field marquee and led runners through the Lakeview neighborhood and inside the Wrigley Field concourse before finishing at the corner of Clark and Addison. Lars Juhl claimed the race’s fastest time at 15:25, while Christine Anderson claimed the top female time at 18:17.

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