Chicago Marathon 40th Anniversary!

October 11, 2017 101 Comments

Chicago Marathon 40th Anniversary!

Hi There!

WHAT A WEEK! Marcey and Pete were in Chicago for the 40th Anniversary of the Chicago Marathon. The Chicago Marathon has always held a special place in Marcey and Pete’s hearts. Not only is Chicago their hometown, but they’ve also both competed in the marathon. Pete ran his first Chicago Marathon in 1984, which used to be named America’s Marathon (see photo below). Pete ran the Chicago Marathon 3 times in the 1980s and Marcey has run it every year since 2001!

It has been a great excuse to go back and see family every year and to support their hometown! Chicago Marathon will always be one of their favorites (hence the amount of Chicago designs on our website 😊).

Check out some of their favorite memories below:

Stretching for the Chicago Marathon 

1 & 2. Pete's first Chicago Marathon in 1984
3. Pete stretching in preparation to run the marathon
4. Pete & Marcey


5. Marcey cheering on Pete at his first race
6. Marcey giving Pete a good luck kiss
7. Pete and his running buddy – Bobby Effner
8. Pete's running group

Waco Tribune article about local marathon runners  Chicago Marathon Finishers Plaque from 2001
Running partners in Chicago Marathon 2003  Runners after Chicago Marathon

9. Marcey and her running buddies (Nancy Goodnight, Julie Hankins and Amy Christie) in the Waco Tribune
10. Marcey's Finishers Plaque from 2001 (pictured with Amy Christie)
11. Marcey 2003 with Nancy Goodnight
12. Marcey 2008 with Mariana Garrison

26.2 Marathon SportHook with medals hanging

13. Marcey running through Chinatown in Chicago
14. Marcey and her sister, Michelle Spratt, her Mom, Martha Donlan, and her sister, Missy Carbery
15. Marcey's 26.2 Marathon SportHook with medals hanging and Pete's Chicago Marathon 80s sweatshirt

Happy Tails,


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