Soldier Field 10 Mile Kicks off Memorial Day Weekend

Kenyan Moses Waweru wins race with event record of 49:41

By Paul Henderson
|  Saturday, May 28, 2011  |  Updated 4:34 PM CDT
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Soldier Field 10 Mile Kicks off Memorial Day Weekend

The 10 mile course took runners from the starting line outside Soldier Field, along the lake front path, through the Bear’s tunnel.

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Roughly 15,000 runners laced up their running shoes Saturday for a chance to compete on Soldier Field and help some good causes in the process.

The Soldier Field 10 Mile, sponsored by Fleet-Feet, raised money for the American Cancer Society and Salute, Inc., an organization that assists service members, veterans and their families.

Kenyan Moses Waweru was the first to finish with an event record of 49:41 while Shannon Ring led the women with a time of 59:24.

The event kicked off with an opening ceremony featuring the National Anthem and service members who have served in America’s on-going conflicts.

The 10 mile course took runners from the starting line outside Soldier Field, along the lake front path, through the Bear’s tunnel.

The runners crossed the finish line at Soldier Field’s 50 yard line.

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