Chase Challenge 2015
25,000 Superheroes Strong for GIC!
For the third year in a row, Get IN Chicago was proud to be the beneficiary of the Chicago JPMorgan Chase Challenge! More than 25,000 runners and walkers representing nearly 650 companies joined us for a beautiful evening in Grant Park on Thursday, May 21. The GIC team tent had a prime location next to the stage, and guests who stopped by learned about our mission and work. Team members handed out hundreds of superhero capes to propel participants in the race, and Youth Advisory Board member Lavell took photos of more than 60 people with our superhero cut-out. Before the race, GIC Executive Director Toni Irving and Board Chairman Tom Wilson thanked the masses for running to save youth lives across Chicago and, with GIC Youth Advisory Board members, sent the runners off. YAB members were also on hand to hold the finish line as male and female race champions Brandon Mull and Katelyn Draths broke through. For Team GIC, Captain George Letavish crossed the finish line first with a time of 24:51, and Mara Wilson led the GIC women with a time of 28:07. In addition to proceeds from the event, JPMorgan Chase contributed donations in honor of the T-shirt contest champions, GrubHub and Weber Stephen Products. Thanks to everyone for a fantastic night, and a special thanks to Edelman for their assistance in coordinating, decorating, and co-leading the team!