Today’s Boston Marathon is expected to raise more than $16 million for charities — up several hundred thousand from its 2015 total, but a far cry from the $38.4 raised in 2014 in the aftermath of the bombing.
Organizers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon reported recently that the 2015 event raised a record $18.7 million for charities.
All told, more than 10,000 runners participated in the Chicago event’s charity program, collecting pledges for 170 charities.
“We have seen charities increase their revenue and visibility, and we have welcomed new runners across our finish line who may not have run a marathon if it were not for their passion for a specific charity,” executive race director Carey Pintkowski said in a release.
Registration is underway for the 2016 event, which will take place on Oct. 9.