Run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Team ChiParks! 

Without Chicago's 600+ parks and 26 miles of Lakefront Trail, where would you run? Thousands of runners choose to make their Chicago Marathon experience more meaningful by running on behalf of a charity. Team ChiParks members share a passion for our amazing Chicago parks and help to raise important funds that directly support our mission. Since 2014, Team ChiParks has raised more than $250,000 for the Chicago Parks Foundation. Join us!

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Race Day : October 7th, 2018


Secure your spot with Team ChiParks today for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Submit your name and email address below to get started! After submitting this form, you will receive an email from our Charity Marathon Coordinator that includes a runner information packet with next steps, fundraising requirements, and commitment forms. Please allow 48 hours for us to follow up. Additional questions? Email marathon@chicagoparksfoundation.org

Application opens October 24th, 2017. Complete your registration before November 30th, 2017 and commit to raising a minimum of $1,000 in support of CPF. Register anytime after November 30th and your minimum will be $1,500. 

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Team ChiParks Perks:

  • FREE, GUARANTEED ENTRY into the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (with fundraising commitment)
  • FREE TRAINING opportunities with the Chicago Area Runners Association 
  • FUNDRAISING WEBPAGE to give your supporters an easy, customizable way to donate to your fundraising goal
  • STEP-BY-STEP SUPPORT from our Charity Marathon Coordinator, including weekly newsletters, tips, and more
  • FREE GEAR for you and your fans (your Team ChiParks technical running singlet + up to four support crew t-shirts)
  • COMMUNITY RUNS & SOCIAL GATHERINGS in the parks throughout your training
  • RACE DAY AMENITIES for you and your supporters. Just steps from the start/finish line, the on-site CPF party tent provides gear check, runner cool downs, food, brews, and fun!
  • UNLIMITED PARK SPIRIT! 
Together we ran one of the most famous and beautiful marathons in the world. The city is beautiful and the parks are like the soul of the city. I’m proud to be running for the Chicago Parks Foundation!
— Valery Lupovka, 2017 Team ChiParks Runner from Moscow

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Kick start your training with our friends at the IL BREWERY RUNNING SERIES!

Join us for 5k-ish fun-run courses that all start and end at local Chicago breweries! No time clock, no pressure, just a really good reason to drink really good beer. Registration includes a free craft brew, collector's swag items, and more. Best part? A portion of all proceeds supports the Chicago Parks Foundation! Read about the series on our Seeing Green Blog.

Pre-Season Open House at FLEET FEET SAT March 10th 6-8pm 
GOOSE ISLAND TAP ROOM
SAT April 28th @ 11am
OLD IRVING BREWING SAT May 19th @ 11am
REVOLUTION BREWING SUN May 20th @ 11:30am
METROPOLITAN BREWING SAT June 9th @ 11am
ON TOUR BREWING SUN June 10th @ 11am 
EMPIRICAL BREW PUB SAT July 15th @ 11am
LO-REZ BREWING SUN July 22nd @ 11am
CRUZ BLANCA CERVECERIA SAT August 11th @ 11am
BEGYLE BREWING SUN September 9th @ 11am
MOODY TONGUE BREWING CO SUN September 23rd @ 11am
HAYMARKET PUB & BREWERY SUN October 14th @ 11am
BURNT CITY BREWING SAT October 27th @ 11am


 

DID YOU KNOW that in addition to the 18 miles of Lakefront Trail, the Chicago Park District maintains 21 public running tracks across the city for your use? 

 
 

Abbott Park  49 E 95th Street
Bessemer Park  8930 S Muskegon Ave
Calumet Park  9801 S Avenue G
Chase Park  4701 N Ashland Ave
Fuller Park  331 W 45th Street
Gage Park  2411 W 55th Street
Grand Crossing Park  7655 S Ingleside
Jackson Park  6401 S Stony Island Ave
Kilbourn Park  3501 N Kilbourn Ave
La Follette Park  1333 N Laramie Ave
Lake Shore Park  808 N Lake Shore Drive
Marquette Park  6743 S Kedzie Ave
Munroe Park  2617 W 105th Street
Norwood Park  5801 N Natoma Ave
Ogden Park  6500 S Racine
Riis Park  6100 W Fullerton Ave
River Park  5100 N Francisco Ave
Trumbull Park  2400 E 105th Street
Winnemac Park  5001 N Leavitt Street
Woodhull Park  7340 S East End Ave
Wrightwood Park  2534 N Greenview Ave

 
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