Run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Friends!

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Are you interested in running the Chicago Marathon in October of 2024? Now is your chance to train and run for an amazing cause, Friends of the Chicago River.

Apply to support Friends, build your endurance, accomplish something wonderful, and see the gorgeous Chicago River tas you run the 26.2 mile course. 

Download Waiver

Interested? Below are the steps to take.

Step 1: Download and fill out the waiver and email it to Annie Hanrahan to express your interest.

Step 2: Please submit the above to be considered for the Friends of the Chicago River Fundraising Team. There are limited spaces available, so it is advised to apply early. If there is a slot available after the completed steps up to this point, Annie will send you information on how to register for the marathon. You must complete all steps to be officially on the team. Participants must cover the initial registration fee. Friends will reimburse your registration fee if the minimum amount is raised by the November 1, 2024 fundraising deadline.

Step 3: Friends will also send you information to create a fundraising webpage. Start your training plan!

Key Dates

Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Sunday, October 13, 2024

  • Applications must be received by Noon, Jan. 31, 2024 in order to be considered for one of Friends of the Chicago River's guaranteed entry into the 2024 Chicago Marathon.
  • Application received during the 2024 Guaranteed Entry Application Window (October 18th-November 17th): $1,250
  • Application received after the 2024 Guaranteed Entry Application Window (November 17th-January 31st, 2024): $1,750

Opened Guaranteed Entry Application Window: December 7, 2023 – February 29, 2024

Application Period Closes: January 31, 2024

Fundraising Deadline: November 1, 2024