Do something BIG! Join Team LUNGevity in the 40th Bank of America Chicago Marathon and be one of the 45,000 runners to conquer the city's streets! By running one of the six World Marathon Majors, you will be among runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries as you wind through more than 25 of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods. Between the sights, fans, and personal accomplishment, you won't find a better way to spend a Sunday!
Registration for Bank of America Chicago Marathon will again be done via an open lottery, which will open on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 12:00 pm CST and close on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 12:00 pm CST. There are a few guaranteed entry options during the open lottery, and one of them is running with an Official Marathon Charity Partner like Team LUNGevity.
There are three options for running with and fundraising for Team LUNGevity in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon:
Pre-Lottery Close Guaranteed Charity Entry (while spots last): Sign up for Team LUNGevity before the lottery closes on November 29, 2016, by 12:00 pm CST and commit to raising $1,000.* Participants are responsible for paying their own registration fee through the Bank of America Chicago Marathon website and may request reimbursement if they reach a fundraising goal of $2,000. After you join Team LUNGevity you will be sent a code to register yourself through Bank of America Chicago Marathon website.
Post-Lottery Close Guaranteed Charity Entry (while spots last): This is for runners who have taken their chances on the lottery. They may sign up for Team LUNGevity after the lottery application closes on November 30, and commit to raising $1,500.* Participants are responsible for paying their own registration fee through the Bank of America Chicago Marathon website and may request reimbursement if they reach a fundraising goal of $2,500.
You MUST email Heather at boachicago@LUNGevity.org to obtain a registration code for Post-Lottery Close spots BEFORE registering. If you do not, we may not be able to honor your registration.
Self-secured Spot: Enter the lottery through the Bank of America Chicago Marathon website and secure a spot on your own. Join Team LUNGevity and commit to raising $500. This is also a great option for those who already have guaranteed entries!
Once you have registered for Team LUNGevity, you will receive instructions on how to self-register for the Chicago Marathon. If you have questions please call Heather Domabyl at 312-407-6105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Your credit card information will be necessary to guarantee against this fundraising pledge. Your fundraising minimum must be met by October 6, 2017. If your donations do not total the full minimum fundraising pledge, your credit card will be charged on October 6, 2017, to fulfill this pledge.
If you are unable to participate in the marathon for any reason, you will be required to raise half of the fundraising minimum. Please note that donations will not be refundable if the runner does not participate in the marathon.