Nike Northside/Southside Challenge

October 10, 2010 @ Chicago in Chicago, IL

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Inspire the next generation of runners with the experience of racing in the footsteps of their running heroes like Paula Radcliffe and Meb Keflezighi

The Northside Southside Challenge gives high school athletes the unique opportunity to compete in an invitational meet on the race-day course while the preeminent Bank of America Chicago Marathon is in progress.

Compete in the last 2.62 miles of Chicago's world-renowned course while 45,000 marathoners take on the challenge of conquering 26.2 miles in front of more than 1.5 million spectators. The Northside/Southside Challenge ends at the same official finish line elite marathon runners will cross.

Athletes will compete on behalf of their respective high schools as well as part of the larger Northside or Southside teams.

DATE: Sunday, October 10, 2010

TENTATIVE START TIME: Boys- 7:40 a.m., Girls- 7:50 a.m. (Subject to change)

DISTANCE: 2.62 Miles

LOCATION: Bank of America Chicago Marathon - the start is on South Michigan Avenue near 31st Street. The race is a point to point course with the finish on Columbus Drive near Balbo Drive - athletes will compete on the Marathon course and finish at the official finish line.

HOST SCHOOL: Whitney Young is the host school. The race is sanctioned by the IHSA.


* Uniform donation to each participating school

* Invitation to participate in the Chicago Marathon pep rally at NIKETOWN

* Nike Elite athletes captain the Northside and Southside teams

* Potential for Live TV and other media interviews with the winners

* Post-race hospitality tent with athlete lounge

* Q&A with Nike Elite athletes

* Seats to watch marathon elites cross the finish line

* Winning side's trophy will be displayed in NIKETOWN

* Medals awarded to the Top 10 finishers in the boys and girls races

* Top 3 teams will receive team awards.

REGISTRATION: Schools will be allowed 7 boys and 7 girls to be entered. Please visit to register your team. This event will close out and teams will be registered on a first come, first served basis. Contact Bob Geiger with questions regarding registration (





Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

211 S. Laflin

Chicago, Il. 60607

AD Phone: 773-534-7332

AD Fax: 773-534-7527

Date Mailed: 4/20/2010 Please Return Within 10 Days

This contract is drawn under the supervision of the ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION and must be used in arranging contests between member schools.

This contract is made and subscribed to by the Principals and Coaches or Athletic Directors of the schools named below for the contest(s) listed.

Sport: Boys & Girls Cross Country

Level: Varsity

Opponent: Invitational

Day: Sunday

Date: October 10th, 2010

Time: 7:40 AM

Fee: None

Location: 35th & Martin Luther King Dr.

The By-Laws of the Illinois High School Association are a part of this contract.

The suspension or termination of its membership in the IHSA by either of the contracting parties shall render this contract null and void.

_Dr. Joyce Kenner________ _Chris Cassidy____________ Whitney Young High School

Principal AD/Coach

________________________ _________________________ ________________________

Principal AD/Coach School


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