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Advocate Health Care

Inspired to Run team

Individuals who join Advocate’s Inspired to Run charity marathon program will enjoy the following benefits while helping ensure that more than one million people have access to top-quality care close to home each year:

  • Comprehensive 18-week training plan, running schedule and weekly updates
  • Weekly group long runs led by Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) group leaders
  • Mid-week runs at a variety of locations throughout the city and suburbs
  • Complimentary speed workouts, to increase your running speed, offered three times per week
  • CARA membership that includes reduced fees at over 100 Chicagoland races
  • Inspired to Run technical running shirt
  • “Support crew” t-shirt for friends/family
  • Personal fundraising webpage and tips on how to raise funds
  • Race weekend pasta lunch
  • Race day team tent with gear check, food , drinks and post-race massages
  • Prizes for reaching various fundraising goals
  • Refund on marathon entry fee for raising $500 over minimum
  • Invitation to Advocate Health Care’s exclusive donor recognition reception (for participants who raise at least $1,000)

In return for this support, each participant is responsible for raising at least $1,000 ($1,500 for those who join the team after the lottery period) to benefit an Advocate Health Care hospital or program. Click here to take on the challenge of running or walking 26.2 miles, inspire others and help change the lives of our patients, our caregivers and our communities.

About Advocate Health Care

Recognized as one of America’s top five “large health systems” based on clinical performance, Advocate Health Care cares for more children, cancer patients, heart patients, stroke patients and trauma patients than any other health system in Illinois. A not-for-profit organization, Advocate reported $614 million in community benefit in 2013. That total included free and discounted charity care for the uninsured and underinsured, as well as care without full reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid. It also included dozens of other programs and services that respond to communities’ unique needs—such as health and wellness screenings, behavioral health services, school-based health care and language-assistance programs.

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