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2024 applications: Applicants will be notified of their entry status on Thursday, December 7 via email and an updated status in their Participant Account. Accepted applicants will also see a charge come through on their credit card account.

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A Ronald McDonald House Charity runner crossing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon finish line

Every year, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon hosts thousands of runners who choose to make their Chicago Marathon experience more meaningful by running on behalf of a charity. This year, charities need our help more than ever. Help support and run with a charity you are passionate about.

View participating charities through the Charity Index.

If you have already applied for a non-guaranteed entry and would like to change your application to a charity entry, please contact your charity coordinator to have your application updated.

If you are an organization, learn more about the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Program.


The Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Program features more than 170 different charity organizations. We encourage you to learn more about our partner organizations by clicking on their logos.

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If you have an entry into the event and wish to fundraise for an organization or charity of your choice you may do so through haku, the preferred fundraising platform of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Please contact them here.


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