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Magellan Announces Sponsorship of Chicago 5k and Winter Half Marathon

Magellan is proud to announce that we are the new title sponsor of the F3 Lake Half Marathon on January 26, 2013 and associate sponsor of one of the most exciting Chicago 5k races, the Universal Sole Burgers & Beer 5k. The winter half marathon starts and ends at Montrose Harbor and celebrates post race achievements at the Cubby Bear. F3’s winter half marathon was established in summer 2009 by Kimberley Stedman as an alternative to warm weather races, taking place in January in the city of Chicago.  The new name will be the F3 Lake Half Marathon Presented by The Magellan Development Group.

“We are so excited to have to Magellan as a partner of F3 Events and title sponsor of the F3 Lake Half Marathon!” said Stedman. “Just as we believe in a half marathon where it is all about the runner, Magellan Development is a group that is all about its residents providing a quality of life that is second to none in the city of Chicago! I should know as I live in a Magellan community at Lakeshore East!”

Exciting plans are also in the works with Magellan for its involvement in other Chicago 5k races like the Universal Sole Burgers & Beer 5k happening in July of 2013, which could include moving that race to The Park at Lakeshore East in the heart of downtown Chicago.

In the past Magellan Development has sponsored other Chicago 5k races including the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, the 10k Marathon, and Junior Dash racing events benefiting the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute. These events have attracted thousands of runners to the Chicago lakefront for each of the past five years.

Magellan President David Carlins noted that “Magellan’s success is a result of the company’s vision, the insistence on quality design, construction, and materials, and the choice of renowned architects, landscape designers and construction companies. Approaching business with trust and respect has resulted in productive long-term relationships with partners, lenders, contractors, consultants, and City of Chicago agencies. We believe the same goes in the exciting Chicago running community! Partnering with F3 Events aligns soundly with our culture and our beliefs as many of the employees of Magellan are avid runners.”