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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 2018, over 10,000 charity runners participated in the Chicago Marathon on behalf of more than 170 local, national and global causes.

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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 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

Associate charities – Level 1

American Cancer Society logo Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Mercy Home for Boys & Girls logo
Team World Vision logo

Associate charities – Level 2

Run to Defeat ALS logo Alzheimer's Association logo American Brain Tumor Association
American Diabetes Association logo American Heart Association logo Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago logo
Autism Speaks Back on my feet logo Big Shoulders Fund logo
Bright Pink logo Cals Angels logo Crohn's and Colitis Team Challenge logo
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation logo Girls on the Run logo Imerman Angels logo
Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund logo JDRF logo Misericordia Home logo
Team MS logo MDA Team Momentum logo Organization for Autism Research logo
Open Heart Magic Charity Team logo Palestine Children's Relief Fund logo Project Purple logo
Team Salute logo Smile Train Team Empower logo Special Olympics Chicago logo
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital logo Team Fox for Parkinson's Research logo Team One Step Children's Oncology logo
Team Paws Chicago Team to End AIDS logo University of Iowa Dance Marathon logo

Associate charities – Level 3

Action for Healthy Kids logo American Foundation for Suicide Prevention American Liver Foundation logo
Arthritis Foundation logo Big Brothers Big Sisters logo Best Buddies logo
Team Boomer logo Boys and Girls Club logo Camp Sunshine logo
CASA logo Chicago Hopes for Kids logo Chicago Lights logo
Chicago Police Mermorial logo Team Chicago Run logo Children's Tumor Foundation logo
Team CdLS logo Christopher Reeve Foundation logo Cornerstone Community Outreach logo
Danny Did Foundation logo Endure to Cure logo Epilepsy Foundation logo
Erika's Lighthouse A Beacon of Hope For Adolescent Depression logo Every Mother Counts logo Gildas Club Chicago
Golden Apple Great Lake Adaptive Sports Association Greater Chicago Food Depository logo
GRIP logo Team Have Dreams logo Hazelden Betty Ford logo
Homes for our Troops logo Illinois Spina Bifida Association logo Joslin Diabetes Center
Team JUF logo Les Turner ALS Foundation logo Lumind
Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter logo Lung Power Team Team Lungevity
Marley's Mutts logo Mission of Our Lady of the Angels logo Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Logo
Oasis for Orphans Old St. Patrick's Church Crossroads Runners logo One Tail at a Time logo
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy logo Pat Tillman Foundation
Phil's Friends logo
PKD Foundation Logo Rise International logo Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network logo
Spinal Cord Injury Sucks logo Shriners Hospitals logo NYRR Team for Kids logo
Lynn Sage Foundation The Anti-Cruelty Society logo The Cure It Foundation logo
UPS for DownS logo Van Andel Institute Team Zero

Affiliate charities

12 Oaks Foundation A Kids Brain Tumor Cure logo A Special Wish logo
Achilles Freedom Team logo After School Matters logo Alex's Lemonade Stand logo
American Institute for Cancer Research logo America Needs You logo Americares
Angelman Syndrome Foundation logo APNA GHAR logo ASHA for Education logo
Lung Cancer Foundation Bottom Line logo Build On Logo
Chicago Area Runners Association logo Cellmates on the Run logo Center For Independent Futures logo
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless logo Chicago Fire Foundation logo Chicago Rowing Foundation logo
Chicago Women's Health Center logo Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation logo Common Threads Cooking for Life logo
Curesearch logo Dare to Tri Paratriathlon Club logo Debra
Dreams for Kids logo Equine Dreams logo Esperanza Health Centers logo
Girl Scouts logo Girl Up logo Goldie's Place logo
Grassroot Soccer logo Run for HD logo Heifer International logo
Inheritance of Hope logo La Casa Norte Logo Latinos Progresando logo
Launch U logo March of Dimes logo Museum of Science and Industry logo
National Kidney Foundation logo National Parkinson's Foundation Team NPF Run
NPH USA logo One Mission logo Opportunity Knocks logo
The Pav YMCA logo Play Works Project Awareness logo
Pulmonary Hypertension Association logo Restoration Ministries, Inc logo Save the Children
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois logo Susan F. Lasky Cancer Foundation logo Taller de Jose logo
Team Impact Lynn Sage Foundation The Mission Continues logo
TAPS logo United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation logo Urban Initiatives
World Wildlife Fund logo Where There's a Will There's A Cure logo World Bike Relief Logo
Wright Way Rescue logo
Bank of America World Marathon Majors IAAF