Event Information

What is the Bank of America Chicago Marathon?

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for many seasoned athletes and recreational runners alike. Runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream. Visit the Bank of America Chicago Marathon website for more information on the race.

For the past 22 years, hundreds of runners have come joined our Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Team to run the marathon while supporting the patients and families at Lurie Children's. Throughout their training, runners work towards the required fundraising goal to help ensure a brighter and healthier future for our patients.

What are the benefits of joining Lurie Children's Marathon Team?

  • Guaranteed entry for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.*
  • Complimentary 19-week training program through Chicago Endurance Sports.
  • Lurie Children’s Marathon Team running singlet for race day and two t-shirts for your supporters.
  • Team Kick-Off Party and Team Pasta Dinner to socialize and meet fellow team members.
  • Fundraising incentives and online tools to help you exceed your individual fundraising goal.
  • Exclusive race day access to Race Day Resort provided by Chicago Endurance Sports.
  • Dedicated staff contact to support you in your journey to reach your goals
  • The incredible feeling of knowing that your effort and endurance will provide a brighter and healthier future for the 213,000 patients treated at Lurie Children’s each year.

* Runners must complete all Lurie Children’s Marathon Team requirements AND Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration requirements, including payment of the entry fee to the Chicago Marathon. Registering for our team DOES NOT automatically register you for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

What are the registration and fundraising requirements?

  • $50 registration fee paid to Lurie Children’s Marathon Team at time of registration (non-refundable)
  • $240 (US Residents)/ $250 (Non Residents) entry fee paid to Bank of America Chicago Marathon at time of registration (non-refundable)
  • Runners who join our team before November 16th at 2 p.m  and need an entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon: $1,250
  • Runners who join our team on or after November 16th at 2 p.m  and need an entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon: $1,750**
  • Runners who join our team at any time and secured their own entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon either through the lottery, legacy runner, time qualifier: $625

* Runners must register for both the Lurie Children’s Marathon Team AND fulfill the registration and payment requirements for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Steps to secure your entry through Bank of America will be emailed to you after registering with our team.

** This option will only be available for a limited time, it is best to secure your spot before November 16th at 2 p.m to ensure your 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon participation.

Do I gain access to a training program?

To ensure each member of our Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Team is prepared for a successful 26.2 mile journey, we have joined forces with Chicago Endurance Sports as our Official Marathon Training Partner. Runners who join Lurie Children’s Marathon Team will receive a complimentary 19-week training program with the option to participate virtually or in-person. Runners will have the opportunity to select which training option works best for their schedule as a part of team registration. Visit the Chicago Endurance Sports website for more information or click here.

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