GREEKTOWN — Fans of the Chicago Marathon can get a prime viewing spot with snacks, coffee and more in Greektown.
Greektown will host a marathon cheer event 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the corner of Gladys and Halsted street, according to a news release. Marathon runners will pass there twice — at miles 14 and 17 — making it an ideal spot for spectators.
Participants can get free coffee, Greek pastries, make signs at a station and listen to music from a DJ playing Greek and American music, according to the news release. Organizers are also encouraging attendees to grab a bite at one of the neighborhood’s restaurants.
The event also celebrates Greektown’s special connection to the marathon.
The Greeks held marathons in ancient times, and the first modern marathon happened in 1896 at the Olympics.
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