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Chicago Marathon Weekend to Start with International 5K

On October 12, runners will make a 3.1-mile journey as part of the Advocate Health Care International 5K

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Come Oct. 13, runners from all around the world will take to the streets of Chicago for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

While many ambitious athletes plan to make the 26.1-mile trek, the marathon isn't the only race happening during the busy weekend.

On Saturday, October 12, runners will make a much shorter 3.1-mile journey as part of the Advocate Health Care International 5K.

The International 5K, which aims to represent the cultural diversity of Chicago, gets underway at 7:30 a.m., according to the race's website.

Runners will start their journey at Daley Plaza, pass several iconic landmarks and cross the finish line in Grant Park. 

Registered runners will receive a commemorative Chicago-style winter hat, event bib number/timing device and a finisher medal.

Registration has closed, according to the website.

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