A Great Race Day and a Great Year for Team CIF 2014

It was a beautiful day on Sunday, October 12th for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Six runners ran 26.2 miles to support Center for Independent Futures and the hopes and dreams of individuals with disabilities. Many ran their fastest marathon times and set personal records on race day!

Early that Sunday morning, CIF staff members, participants, and supporters gathered at Charity Mile to cheer on Team CIF and the other thousands of runners participating in the Chicago Marathon. The energy was incredible and we cheered with such enthusiasm that most of our voices were gone by the end of the day...it was certainly worth it!

Not only did Marathon Team CIF have a great race day, but they have had a great year. Team CIF 2014 has so far raised more money than the teams in the past three years. In small part, this was thanks to two very successful fundraisers, one at Potbelly’s and another at World of Beer. Thank you to all who came out to support Team CIF at those events. We also had a wonderful and festive Pre -Race Pasta Party, complete with salad, bread sticks, and pasta generously donated byOlive Garden.

Together, Team CIF has so far raised $8,462! It’s not too late to support their incredible accomplishments by making a donation in their honor:

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Fun facts about Team CIF 2014:

  • It was Brigid’s 5th year on TeamCIF!
  • Keith came in 58th in his division and had the fastest TeamCIF time: 3:19:40!
  • We had a mother and daughter on our team...Genita and Elizabeth!
  • This was John’s first time running a marathon!
  • Conor once drank a beer in the middle of running a marathon in Portland, Oregon!

Congratulations again to Team CIF! We are so grateful for their incredible physical and fundraising efforts. To find out more about Team CIF and how you can be involved, please click here or contact Becca at bkaplan@independentfutures.com or 847-328-2044.

You can still support our Team! Click here to make a donation...

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