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Charity Program

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity runners

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. These runners begin the training season with goals for personal bests in their marathon time as well as in fundraising dollars. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you can help organizations doing important work in our communities, and touch the lives of those in need. In 2016, over 10,000 charity runners participated in the Chicago Marathon on behalf of more than 170 local, national and global causes.

Crowdrise logoIf you have an entry into the event and wish to fundraise for an organization or charity of your choice you may do so through CrowdRise, the preferred fundraising platform of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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

Partner charities

Advocate Health Care logo

American Red Cross logo

Chicago Parks Foundation logo
Ronald McDonald House Charity logo

Associate charities – Level 1

American Cancer Society logo Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team Paws logo
Team World Vision logo

Associate charities – Level 2

Run to Defeat ALS logo St. Jude Children's Research Hospital logo Alzheimer's Association logo
American Brain Tumor Association logo American Diabetes Association logo American Heart Association logo
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago logo Autism Speaks logo Big Shoulders Fund logo
Bright Pink logo Team Chicago Run logo Crohn's and Colitis Team Challenge logo
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation logo Endure to Cure logo Girls on the Run logo
Imerman Angels logo Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund logo JDRF logo
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls logo Misericordia Home logo Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Logo
Team MS logo MDA Team Momentum logo Oasis for Orphans logo
Old St. Patrick's Church Crossroads Runners logo Organization for Autism Research logo Palestine Children's Relief Fund logo
Project Purple logo Team Salute logo Special Olympics Chicago logo
Team Fox for Parkinson's Research logo Team One Step Children's Oncology logo Team to End AIDS logo
University of Iowa Dance Marathon logo

Associate charities – Level 3

Action for Healthy Kids logo Alex's Lemonade Stand logo American Foundation for Suicide Prevention logo
American Liver Foundation logo Back on My Feet logo Best Buddies logo
Big Brothers Big Sisters logo Team Boomer logo Boys and Girls Club logo
Cals Angels logo Camp Sunshine logo CASA logo
Cellmates on the Run logo Chicago Lights logo Chicago Police Mermorial logo
Children's Tumor Foundation logo Christopher Reeve Foundation logo Team CdLS logo
Danny Did Foundation logo Erika's Lighthouse A Beacon of Hope For Adolescent Depression logo Every Mother Counts logo
Gilda's Club Chicago logo Golden Apple logo Great Lake Adaptive Sports Association
Greater Chicago Food Depository logo Team Have Dreams logo Homes for our Troops logo
Illinois Spina Bifida Association logo Team JUF logo La Casa Norte Logo
Les Turner ALS Foundation logo Lung Power team logo Team Lungevity
Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter logo Marley's Mutts logo Mission of Our Lady of the Angels logo
One Tail at a Time logo Open Heart Magic Charity Team logo Pat Tillman Foundation logo
Phil's Friends logo Run for PKD logo React Thyroid Foundation logo
Rise International logo Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network logo Smile Train Team Empower logo
NYRR Team for Kids logo The Anti-Cruelty Society logo The Cure It Foundation logo
Spinal Cord Injury Sucks logo UPS for DownS logo The End of Prostate Cancer logo

Affiliate charities

Twelve Oaks Foundation logo A Kids Brain Tumor Cure logo A Special Wish logo
Achilles Freedom Team logo After School Matters logo American Institute for Cancer Research logo
America Needs You logo AmeriCares logo Angelman Syndrome Foundation logo
APNA GHAR logo Arthritis Foundation logo ASHA for Education logo
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation logo Bottom Line logo Bottom Line logo
Chicago Area Runners Association logo Center For Independent Futures logo Chicago Coalition for the Homeless logo
Chicago Fire Foundation logo Chicago Hopes for Kids logo Chicago Rowing Foundation logo
Chicago Women's Health Center logo Chicago Youth Centers logo Children at the Crossroads logo
Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation logo Common Threads Cooking for Life logo Cornerstone Community Outreach logo
Curesearch logo Dare to Tri Paratriathlon Club logo Debra of America logo
Dreams for Kids logo Easterseals logo Epilepsy Foundation logo
Equine Dreams logo Esperanza Health Centers logo Girl Scouts logo
Girl Up logo Goldie's Place logo Grassroot Soccer logo
GRIP logo Harley Helping Hands logo Hazelden Betty Ford logo
Run for HD logo Heifer International logo Infant Welfare Society of Chicago logo
Inheritance of Hope logo Joslin Diabetes Center logo Latinos Progresando logo
Launch U logo Loyola University Health System logo Research Down Syndrome logo
March of Dimes logo Marklund logo MSI logo
National Kidney Foundation logo National Parkinson Foundation logo National Psoriasis Foundation logo
NPH USA logo One Mission logo Opportunity Knocks logo
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy logo The PAV YMCA logo Fuel Up to Play 60 logo
Playworks logo Project Awareness logo Pulmonary Hypertension Association logo
Restoration Ministries, Inc logo Recovery On Water logo Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois logo
Shriners Hospitals logo South Suburban Humane Society logo Susan F. Lasky Cancer Foundation logo
Taller de Jose logo Team Impact logo Save the Children logo
Lynn Sage Foundation The Mission Continues logo TAPS logo
Tree House Humane Society logo United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation logo United Way logo
Urban Initiatives logo Van Andel Institute logo World Wildlife Fund logo
Where There's a Will There's A Cure logo Wright Way Rescue logo
Bank of America World Marathon Majors IAAF