Preferred Charity Partners
Running across the finish line is an amazing personal accomplishment. Give your race even more meaning, by joining a charity training program from one of our Official training partners! Make an impact while training with new friends that will last a lifetime.
Imagine a race where hope marks the finish line. Make it a reality when you run as a St. Jude Hero to support the lifesaving work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
St. Jude has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from our research. And no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
As a St. Jude Hero, you’ll cross the finish line knowing that you truly Run for a Reason. To learn more about becoming a St. Jude Hero, visit http://www.heroes.stjude.org/ or contact us at email@example.com.
- Autism Speaks – Team Up
Join our team and you’ll receive training through CARA to help you cross that finish line! More importantly, you change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding biomedical research, creating public awareness, and bringing hope.
More info contact Katrina Mesina: Call 917-842-9959, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit events.autismspeaks.org/teamup
- Organization for Autism Research – RUN FOR AUTISM
Join us and choose to be part of a group of committed individuals dedicated to raising funds for autism research.
More info:Call 703-243-9710 or visit our website
- PAWS Chicago – TEAM PAWS Chicago
Join the largest No Kill humane organization in the Midwest, and lead the way in transforming animal welfare.
More info: Call 773-475-3315, email email@example.com , or visit www.teampaws.org
- Children’s Tumor Foundation – NF Endurance
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the global leader in funding medical research to find effective treatments for neurofibromatosis (NF).
More Info: Call (212) 344-6633 x251, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visithttp://ctf.kintera.org/NFEChicagoRNR2012
- UPS for DownS
Join us to provide support, education, encouragement, and community opportunities for parents, families, professionals and individuals with Down syndrome. Free training through CARA!
More info: Call 847-895-2100, email email@example.com, or visit upsfordowns.org
- Girls on the Run- Chicago
Empower a girl and become a SoleMate today. While using the power of running to instill self-esteem, strong values, and healthy living, GOTR trains girls in 3rd-8th grade for their first 5k.”
More info: Call 773-342-1250, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.gotrchicago.org
- Snow City Arts
Snow City Arts educates and inspires hospitalized children through the arts.
More info: Call 312-942-6991 , email email@example.com, or visit snowcityarts.org
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.
More info: Call 630-623-5300, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://ronaldhouse.chicago.org/strides
- Open Books
Open Books is a nonprofit that operates an extraordinary bookstore, provides community programs, and promotes literacy in Chicago.
More info: Call 312-475-1355 x151, email email@example.com, or visit http://open-books.org
- America’s Future Workforce
Give it your all, run with passion, with the goal of doing your best and show that you can achieve.
More info: Call 703-224-4449, email firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit http://www.americasfutureworkforce.org/
- Cure JM Foundation
Cure JM will have a motivated group of runners “going the distance” to raise funds and awareness of Juvenille Mytositis
More info: Call 203-832-5001, email email@example.com, or visit http://curejm.org
- NephCure Foundation – Nephletes
NephCure Foundation is committed to support research seeking the cause/cure/treatment of the kidney diseases Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis and Nephrotic Syndrome.
More info: Call 610-540-0186, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.nephcure.org/
- Gateway for Cancer Research – Team Demand
99 cents of every dollar received goes to fund cancer research that helps today’s cancer patients.
More info: Call 847-342-6478, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.demandcurestoday.org/
- ALS Association of Greater Chicago Chapter
HELP US FIND THE CURE FOR LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE. There are never any survivors and we want to change that!
More info: Call 312-932-0000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.alsachicago.org/
- Windy City Habitat for Humanity
Run with team Habitat to help build hope, homes, and community in partnership with families and volunteers in Chicago.
More info: Call 312-563-0296, email email@example.com , or visit http://www.windycityhabitat.org/
- Project Eden – Kingdom Running Club
Teach individuals how to effectively prepare and run a Marathon God’s way, solely relying on direction received from the Holyspirit.
More info: Call 708- 697-5000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://kingdomrunningclub.com/
- Children’s Hospital University of Illinois
Children’s Hospital University of Illinois’ goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to all children, especially the underserved.
More info: Call 630-272-5348, email email@example.com, or visit http://hospital.uillinois.edu/Patient_Care_Services/Pediatrics/Childrens_Hospital.html
Interested in becoming an Official Charity? Online Charity Application