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Volunteer awards

Each year, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon presents awards to recognize individuals who have been integral contributors to the event.

  • Amy Archer – Gregory Shaskan MD Memorial Award for Outstanding Medical Service
  • Anne Boubouleix and Anne St. John – Lend Your Hands, Save a Life Award
  • Jim’s Bridge to a Brighter Future – Outstanding Volunteer Group Award
  • Tracy Mulhausen – Pat Rhodes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
  • Tim Bimmerle – Howard Sagett Legacy Award
  • Kristen Turgeon – Sustainable Impact Award

Pat Rhodes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

The Pat Rhodes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service was created in 2010 to honor the memory of long-time Chicago Marathon volunteer Pat Rhodes. Pat was an accomplished runner and deeply involved member of the Chicago area running community. For 17 years, Pat volunteered as an Aid Station Captain for the Chicago Marathon. He is remembered for his dedication, leadership, and selfless commitment to the running community. Each year this award will be presented to a volunteer who embodies those same qualities.

Recipients of the Pat Rhodes Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service


Gregory Shaskan MD Award for Outstanding Medical Service

The Gregory Shaskan MD Memorial Award was created in 2010 to honor the memory of former Medical Volunteer Dr. Gregory Shaskan. Dr. Shaskan served as Code Team Medical Captain at the Chicago Marathon from 2007-09. He was committed to the assurance that every participant finished safely. He also served as a mentor for other health care professionals to help them promote healthy living throughout the community. Each year, this award will be given to the Medical Volunteer team member who exemplifies commitment and professionalism. This individual has shown great leadership in the field of marathon medicine and additionally has served as a teacher to those who follow.

Recipients of the Gregory Shaskan MD for Outstanding Medical Service


Lend Your Hands, Save a Life Award

The Lend Your Hands, Save a Life Award was established by Medical Director George Chiampas, D.O. to recognize a member of the medical program who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to participant safety, contributes innovative medical processes that enhance participant safety and experience, or who goes above and beyond the call of duty to have a positive impact on participants.

Recipients of the Lend Your Hands, Save a Life Award


Howard Sagett Legacy Award

The Legacy Award was introduced in 2017 in honor of the event’s 40th anniversary. In 2022, the award was renamed in honor of Howard Sagett, a foundational member of our events and unwavering supporter of the Chicago running community. The award will be presented annually to recognize an individual who has and continues to go above and beyond to support the event, has a longstanding relationship with the race and has truly helped to make the event the world-class race that it is today.

Recipients of the Legacy Award


Outstanding Volunteer Group Award

The Outstanding Volunteer Group Award was introduced in 2019. Over 75% of the event’s volunteers are recruited through volunteer groups from local non-profit organizations, running clubs, or sports teams and clubs at the high schools and university levels. Each year, this award will recognize a volunteer group that exhibits exceptional volunteer performance and unmatched dedication to volunteer service.

Recipients of the Outstanding Volunteer Group Award


Sustainable Impact Award

New in 2023, the Sustainable Impact Award will be presented annually to a volunteer or group of volunteers who have demonstrated a significant commitment to sustainability by making outstanding contributions to the Chicago Distance Series sustainability programs and initiatives.

This award recognizes individuals and teams who go above and beyond to make our events more sustainable. They may do this by developing and implementing new sustainability initiatives, reducing our environmental impact, or educating others about the importance of sustainability. Their hard work and dedication to making a positive impact on the environment at our events is essential to the success of our sustainability program.

Recipients of the Sustainable Impact Award


Special recognition

On occasion, individuals perform extraordinary acts of service in unique situations. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is proud to honor these deserving recipients.

Recipients of special recognition


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