Charity Teams

Team Taller de José
-Taller de José
www.tallerdejose.org
-Team members raise funds for our resource center in Little Village that connects people to services and services to people through our accompaniment program.
[email protected], 773-523-8320

Inspired to Run
-Advocate Health Care
-http://www.advocatehealth.com/
-Team members raise funds for the Advocate Health Care hospital or program of their choosing.
-1.800.3.ADVOCATE

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
-http://www.redcross.org/il/chicago/local-programs/team-red-cross/
-Team members raise funds to support the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, which provides a variety of disaster and health services.
-(312) 729-6100

Breast Cancer Research Foundation
-Breast Cancer Research Foundation
-http://www.bcrfcure.org/
-Team members raise funds for breast cancer research.
-646-497-2600
[email protected]

Team ChiParks
-Chicago Parks Foundation
-http://www.chicagoparksfoundation.org/marathon/
-Team members raise funds to benefit the Chicago Parks Foundation’s mission to support parks in Chicago.
-(312) 742-4781

Team Ronald McDonald House Charity
-Ronald McDonald House Charities
-http://www.rmhc.org/
-Team members raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), which works to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children.
-630-623-7048
[email protected]

DetermiNation
– American Cancer Society
– http://determination.acsevents.org/
-Team members raise funds for the American Cancer Society, the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
-1-800-227-2345
[email protected]

Team World Vision
-World Vision
-http://www.teamworldvision.org/
-Team members raise funds to provide sustainable clean water programs throughout Africa.

Team in Training
-Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
-http://www.teamintraining.org/il/
-Team members raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support blood cancer research, patients and their families and to produce educational materials.
-800.482.TEAM
[email protected]

Team ALS
-ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter
-www.runtodefeatals.org
-Team members raise funds to support the ALS Association, which works to treat and cure ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) while empowering patients and their families.
-312.932.0000
[email protected]

ALZ Stars
-Alzheimer’s Association
-http://www.alz.org/illinois/in_my_community_22403.asp
-Team members raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association and its work with Alzheimer’s research and patient support.
-847.324.0378

Team Breakthrough
-American Brain Tumor Association
-http://www.abta.org
-Team members raise funds to assist the American Brain Tumor Association in its work to advance brain tumor research and care.
-773-577-8750
[email protected]

By the Hand Club
-By the Hand
-http://bythehand.org/act-now/run-for-us/
-Team members raise funds to provide scholarships for Chicago children to attend The Club, a faith-based after-school program.
-312-860-2818
[email protected]

Metro Chicago Running Team
-American Heart Association
-http://runwithheartchicago.org
-Team members raise funds to support the American Heart Association’s goal of improving cardiovascular health and reducing death from cardiovascular disease and stroke.
-312.476.6678

Lurie’s Children’s Marathon Team
-Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
-www.luriechildrens.org/marathon
-Team members raise funds to support the work of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Team Up
-Autism Speaks
-http://events.autismspeaks.org/site/apps/kd/eventcentral.asp?c=rtK2KfMSKsG&b=7800731
-Team members raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization.
-646-285-8597
[email protected]

Team Bright Pink
-Breast and Ovarian Health Organization
-https://www.brightpink.org/team-bright-pink/
-Team members raise funds to support Bright Pink’s programs, which include education, outreach and peer support geared towards young women at risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
-312.787.4412

Cellmates on the Run
-The Chicago Diabetes Project
-http://www.cellmatesontherun.com/
-Team members raise funds for the Chicago Diabetes Project, which works to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
-312-413-3011

Team Chicago Run
-Chicago Run
-http://www.chicagorun.org
-Team members raise funds for Chicago Run, which promotes health and wellness in Chicago children.
-773-961-8470
[email protected]

Team One Step
-Children’s Oncology Services Inc.
– http://www.onestepcamp.org/team-one-step/
-Team members raise funds for One Step, which provides programming for children with cancer.
[email protected]

Team CF
-Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
-http://www.cff.org/Chapters/grillinois/
-Team members raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its work to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
-(301) 951-4422
[email protected]

Crossroads Runners
-Harmony Hope and Healing, North Lawndale Kinship Initiative, Horizons For Youth, Career Transitions Center
-http://www.crossroadsrunners.com/
-Team members raise funds for a variety of charities as part of the outreach mission of Old St. Patrick’s Church.
-312.798.2348

Girls on the Run SoleMates
-Girls on the Run Chicago
– http://www.gotrchicago.org/get-involved/solemates
-Team members raise funds for scholarships for participants in local Girls on the Run programs.
-773-342-1250
[email protected]

Team Imerman Angels
-Imerman Angels
-http://www.imermanangels.org/teamia/
-Team members raise funds for Imerman Angels, which provides one-on-one support for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
-877-274-5529
[email protected]

Jack’s Marathon Team
-Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund
-www.jacksfund.org
-Team members raise funds for the Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund, which works to raise awareness about melanoma risks, assist current melanoma patients and fund research.
-(708) 205-5692
[email protected]

Team Make-A-Wish
-Make-A-Wish Foundation
-http://illinois.wish.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and its work to provide children with life-threatening medical conditions with experiential opportunities.
-312.602.9474

Mercy Home Heroes
-Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
-http://mercyhomehero.com/
-Team members raise funds that support the programs of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, which houses abused and neglected children.
[email protected]

Misericordia Heartracers
-Misericordia Heart of Mercy
-http://www.misericordia.com/volunteer/heartracers.aspx
– Team members raise funds for Misericordia Heart of Mercy, which provides care for those with developmental disabilities.
-773-273-4163
[email protected]

MMRF Team for Cures
-Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
-http://www.themmrf.org/events/races-or-team-events/
-Team members raise funds for the MMRF and its mission to find a cure for multiple myeloma.
-203.229.0464
[email protected]

Finish MS
-National MS Society
-www.finishmsillinois.org
-Team Members raise funds for the National MS Society, which aims to eliminate multiple sclerosis.
-312-423-1140
[email protected]

Team Momentum
-Muscular Dystrophy Association
-http://www.mda.org/team-momentum
-Team members raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which works to help those with muscle disease through funding research and providing support for patients and families.
-(800) 572-1717
[email protected]

OAR
-Organization for Autism Research
-http://www.researchautism.org/news/run/index.asp
-Team members raise funds for the Organization for Autism Research, which uses research to help address daily issues faced by those living with or caring for those with autism.
-703.243.9710
[email protected]

Team PAWS
-PAWS Chicago
-www.teampaws.org
-Team members raise funds for PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter.
[email protected]
-773-475-3315

Team Palestine
-Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
-http://teampalestine.com/
-Team members raise funds for the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, which provides medical care to children in the Middle East.

Team Salute
-Salute, Inc.
-www.saluteinc.org
-Team members raise funds for Salute, Inc., which financially, physically and emotionally supports military members and their families.
-847-359-8811
[email protected]

Special Olympics Chicago
-Special Olympics Chicago
-sochicago.org/
-Team members raise funds for Special Olympics Chicago and its mission to promote physical and mental health in children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
-312-527-3743
[email protected]

St. Jude Heroes
– St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
-https://www.stjude.org/
– Team members raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, which provides treatment to children fighting cancer and other diseases at no cost.
-800-608-2936
[email protected]

Team Komen
-Susan G. Komen
-http://komenchicago.org/
-Team members raise funds for Susan G. Komen, which works to end breast cancer through research and education.
-(773) 444-0061
[email protected]

T2 Team To End Aids
-AIDS Foundation of Chicago
-www.t2ea.com
-Team members raise funds for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and its mission to promote equality and justice for those currently living with HIV or vulnerable to the disease.
-312-725-8232
[email protected]

Team Fox
-Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
-https://www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/teamfox.php
-Team members raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and its research programs.
-1-800-708-7644

Dance Marathon The Marathon
-University of Iowa Dance Marathon
-http://dancemarathon.uiowa.edu/dancers/bank-of-america-chicago-marathon-dance-marathon-the-marathon/
-Team members raise funds for Dance Marathon, the largest philanthropic event at the University of Iowa
[email protected]

Team Healthy Kids
-Action for Healthy Kids
– http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/support-healthy-kids/team-healthy-kids
-Team members raise funds for Action for Healthy Kids, which works to promote healthy lifestyles, including healthy eating and physical activity, and helps schools and families encourage these ideas among children.
[email protected]

Team Lemon
-Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
-http://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/team-lemon
-Team members raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which works to eliminate childhood cancer.
-1.866.333.1213

Team Diabetes
-American Diabetes Association
-http://main.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TD_home
-Team members raise funds for the American Diabetes Association and its work to both stop diabetes and advocate for those currently living or at risk for developing diabetes.
-800-342-2383

TeamAICR
-American Institute for Cancer Research
-http://www.aicr.org/
-Team members raise funds to support the American Institute for Cancer Research’s work to financially support cancer research and education.
[email protected]

Liver Life Challenge
-American Liver Foundation
-liverfoundation.org
-Team members raise funds for the American Liver Foundation’s fight against liver disease.
-312-377-9030
[email protected]

Back On My Feet
-Back On My Feet
-http://chicago.backonmyfeet.org/chicago-fundracing
-Team members raise funds for Back on My Feet Chicago and its mission to help those experiencing homelessness to become self-sufficient.
-(773) 697-8508

Team Best Buddies
-Best Buddies Illinois
-www.bestbuddiesillinois.org/marathon
-Team members raise funds to support Best Buddies Illinois’ programs and services, which work to develop opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
-(312) 828-9313
[email protected]

Team Run For Kids’ Sake
-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
-http://www.bbbschgo.org
-Team members raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago to support the youth in the mentorship program.
-312-207-4241
[email protected]

Big Shoulders Fund Racing Team
-Big Shoulders Fund
-www.bigshouldersfund.org
-Team members raises funds for the Big Shoulders Funds, which provides financial assistance to local Catholic schools and Catholic school students.
-312-751-3850
[email protected]

Camp Sunshine
-Camp Sunshine
-www.campsunshine.org
-Team members raise funds for Camp Sunshine, which provides a camp program for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
-(207) 655-3800
[email protected]

Team CdLS
-Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation Inc.
-http://www.cdlsusa.org/events/team-cdls.htm
-Team members raise funds for the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation, which educates families of children who have CdLS.
-800-753-2357
[email protected]

Team Chicago Lights
-Chicago Lights
– www.chicagolights.org/
-Team members raise funds for Chicago Lights, an outreach program of Fourth Presbyterian Church that assists local youth and adults experiencing poverty through a wide range of programming.
-312-981-3564
[email protected]

Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team
-Children’s Tumor Foundation
-http://www.ctf.org/NFE-About/NF-Endurance.html
-Team members raise funds on behalf of the Children’s Tumor Foundation to help increase awareness and research to cure neurofibromatosis.
-212-344-6633
[email protected]

Team Reeve
-Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
-http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/pp.aspx?c=ddJFKRNoFiG&b=4426973
-Team members raise funds for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and its mission to fund spinal cord injury research and support those with spinal cord injuries.
[email protected]

Team Challenge
-Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
-http://online.ccfa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=tc_home
-Team members raise funds for the CCFA, which sponsors research and provides education related to Crohn’s disease and colitis.
-800-932-2423
[email protected]

Team Danny Did
-Danny Did Foundation
-http://www.dannydid.org/special-events/team-danny-did/
-Team members raise funds for the Danny Did Foundation, which works to increase awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.
-1-800-278-6101
[email protected]

Diabetes Action Team
-Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
-http://www.diabetesaction.org/site/PageServer?pagename=team
-Team members raise funds for the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, which provides grants to fund diabetes research.
-202-333-4520

Team E2C
-Endure to Cure
-enduretocure.org
-Team members raise funds for Endure to Cure, which aims to emotionally support children undergoing cancer treatment.
[email protected]

Equine Dreams
-Equine Dreams, Inc.
-http://www.equinedreams.org/
-Team members raise funds for Equine Dreams, which provides Therapeutic Equine Assisted Therapy to children and adults.
[email protected]

Team Golden Apple
-www.goldenapple.org/marathon
-Team members raise funds for Golden Apple, which works to create teacher excellence in Illinois by providing teacher preparation to educators, particularly those who work in schools of need.
-312-407-0006
[email protected]

Greater Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
-Greater Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
-http://www.glasa.org/
-Team members raise funds to support GLASA’s programming, including sports, recreation, health and wellness.
-847-283-0908
[email protected]

Team Have Dreams
-Have Dreams
-http://havedreams.org/team-have-dreams/
-Team members raise funds for Have Dreams, which helps individuals on the autism spectrum gain skills to develop independence and assist with learning and socialization.
-847-685-0250 x105
[email protected]

Illinois Spina Bifida Association
-Illinois Spina Bifida Association
-marathon.i-sba.org
-Team members raise funds for the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, which works with families of those with spina bifida to build a healthier community.
-(773) 444-0305
[email protected]

Team JDRF
-Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
-team.jdrf.org
-Team members raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which funds type 1 diabetes research.
-800-533-2873
[email protected]

TeamJUF
-Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
-http://www.juf.org/marathon/
-Team members raise funds for JUF and its mission to help those in need and support the Jewish community.
-312-357-4935
[email protected]

Run for ALS
-Les Turner ALS Foundation
-http://www.lesturnerals.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Les Turner ALS Foundation, which goes to support research, patient services and education.
-847-679-3311
[email protected]

Team LUNGevity
-LUNGevity Foundation
-lungevity.org/teamlungevity
-Team members raise funds for the LUNGevity Foundation, which provides funding for lung cancer research.
-312-407-6100
[email protected]

Lupus Charity Runners
-Lupus Society of Illinois
-http://www.lupusil.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Lupus Society of Illinois, which aims to find a cure for lupus while supporting those currently living with the disease.
-312.542.0006
[email protected]

Marley’s Mutts
-Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue
-http://www.marleysmutts.org/
-Team members raise funds for Marley’s Mutts, a dog rescue located in Tehachapi, California.
-661-750-2875
[email protected]

Team Oasis
-Oasis for Orphans
-http://www.oasisfororphans.org/get-involved/join-team-oasis/
-Team members raise funds for Oasis for Orphans, which rescues orphaned children in Kenya.
-224-277-5678
[email protected]

Open Heart Magic Charity Team
-Open Heart Magic
-http://team.openheartmagic.org/
-Team members raise funds to allow Open Heart Magic, which performs bedside magic shows to children in hospitals, to expand its programming to additional hospitals.
-312.624.8079
[email protected]

Team Tillman
-Pat Tillman Foundation
-http://pattillmanfoundation.org/teamtillman/
-Team members raise funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which provides military veterans and their spouses with academic scholarships.
-773.360.5277
[email protected]

Run for PKD
-Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation
-http://runforpkd.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, which provides research funding, advocacy, education and support to those living with PKD.
-816-268-8469
[email protected]

Team O2 breathe
-Pulmonary Hypertension Association
-http://www.phassociation.org/TeamO2breathe
-Team members raise funds for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, which works to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension.
-855-932-7255 x5
[email protected]

Team REACT
-REACT Thyroid Foundation
-http://www.reactthyroidfoundation.org/
-Team members raise funds for the REACT Thyroid Foundation, which aims to raise awareness about thyroid cancer and fund related research.
[email protected]

Lung Power Team
-Respiratory Health Association
-http://www.lungpowerteam.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Respiratory Health Association and its mission to create cleaner air in Chicago while supporting those who struggle with lung-related disease.
-312.628.0211
[email protected]

Team RISE
-RISE International
-http://riseinternational.org/getinvolved/jointeamrise/
-Team members raise funds for RISE International, which builds primary schools in Angola.
-(847) 441-4262
[email protected]

Run Domestic Violence Out of Town
-The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
– www.rundvoutoftown.org
-Team members raise funds for the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, which provides funding to several local organizations that work against domestic violence.
-(312) 527-0730
[email protected]

Team Anti-Cruelty
-The Anti-Cruelty Society
-http://jgriggs46.wix.com/team-anti-cruelty
-Team members raise funds for The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago’s oldest animal welfare organization.
-(312) 644-8338
[email protected]

Team Sergeant Sullivan Center
-Sergeant Sullivan Center
-https://www.teamsgtsullivancenter.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Sergeant Sullivan Center, which fights post-deployment illness and toxic wounds in veterans.
-1-855-748-7855
[email protected]

Team SCIS/U2FP
-Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
-http://www.u2fp.org/teamu2fp/
-Team members raise funds for Unite2Fight Paralysis, which works to find a cure for those with spinal cord injury.
-1-888-564-2228
[email protected]

Team Live United
-United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
-http://uw-mc.org/bofa-chicago-marathon/
-Team members raise funds for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago to make an impact in the areas of education, income and health.
-(312) 906-2350
[email protected]

Matt’s Marathoners
-12 Oaks Foundation
-http://www.12oaksfoundation.org/charity-teams/
-Team members raise funds for the 12 Oaks Foundation, which provides grants to children who cannot afford sport and extracurricular fees.
-847-231-0992
[email protected]

A Kid’s Brain Tumor Cure Foundation (Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytoma Foundation)
-A Kid’s Brain Tumor Cure Foundation (PLGA Foundation)
-http://akidsbraintumorcure.org/
-Team members raise funds for A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation, which promotes research related to pediatric brain cancer and serves as a resource for families with children who have pediatric brain tumors.
-914-762-3494
[email protected]

A Special Wish Chicago
-A Special Wish Chicago
-http://www.aswchicago.org/
-Team members raise funds for A Special Wish Chicago, which provides children through young adults up to 20 years olds with life-threatening illnesses in the Chicago area with the opportunity to have a wish granted.
[email protected]

Team Access Living
-Access Living
– www.accessliving.org/
-Team members raise funds for Access Living, which works to empower those with disabilities to live fulfilling lifestyles.
-312-640-2100
[email protected]

Achilles International Chicago
-Achilles International Chicago
-http://www.achillesinternational.org/
-Team members support Achilles International’s mission to make endurance sports accessible to those with disabilities.
[email protected]

Race AFSP
-American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
-http://www.AFSPRace.org/
-Team members raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which works to save lives and support those affected by suicide.
-312-890-2377
[email protected]

Team AmeriCares
-AmeriCares
-http://www.americares.org/you-can-help/individuals/fundraise-for-us/2015/
-Team members raise funds for AmeriCares, which is a disaster-response and global health organization.
-(203) 658-9500
[email protected]

Apna Ghar
-Apna Ghar
-www.apnaghar.org
-Team members raise funds for Apna Ghar, which works to empower immigrant women to end gender violence.
-773-883-4663
[email protected]

Team Asha Chicago
-Asha for Education
-ashanet.org/chicago/blogs/teamashachicago/
-Team members raise funds for Asha for Education, which works to bring education to underprivileged children in India.
[email protected]

Ballou Skies Chicago Tri Team
-Ballou Skies
-www.ballouskies.com/chicago-triathlon-team.htm
-Team members raise funds for Ballou Skies, which funds research for boys with Ducheene

Muscular Dystrophy
-412-787-8800
[email protected]

Team Bear The Challenge
-Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
-http://teambear.mybearnecessities.org
-Team members raise funds for the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, which works to eliminate pediatric cancer.
-(312) 214-1200
[email protected]

Team Boomer
-Boomer Esiason Foundation
-http://www.esiason.org/team-boomer
-Team members raise funds for the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which funds cystic fibrosis research and works to raise awareness and education about the disease.
-646.292.7930

Team CAL
-Cal’s All-Star Angel Foundation, Inc.
-http://www.calsangels.org/team-cal/
-Team members raise funds for Cal’s Angels, a pediatric cancer foundation.
-847.659.8721
[email protected]

Team Road Scholars
-Chicago Area Runners Association
-www.CARARoadScholars.org
-Team members raise funds for CARA’s Road Scholars program, which trains local teenagers to run a half marathon.
-312-666-9836
[email protected]

Team Casa
-Casa De Los Angeles
-http://marathon.casadelosangeles.org/
-Casa de los Ángeles, founded in 2000 as a free daycare center for children of single moms serving the San Miguel de Allende community’s poorest families, has blossomed into a community center providing medical care, a food bank, emergency shelter, transitional housing and scholarships as well as other services.Team members raise funds for Casa de los Ángeles, a free daycare center in San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico.
-(262) 366-9979
[email protected]

Team CASA
-Court Appointed Special Advocates For Children
-http://casacookcounty.org/
-Team members raise funds for CASA of Cook County, which works to give area abused and neglected children permanent homes.
-(312) 433-4926
[email protected]

Team CATC
-Children at the Crossroads Foundation
-http://www.catc.org/event/team-catc/
-Team members raise funds for Children at the Crossroads Foundation, which provides scholarships to The Frances Xavier Warde School.
-1-312-466-0700

Team CIF
-Center For Independent Futures
-http://www.independentfutures.com/run-for-hopes-and-dreams-with-team-cif.html
-Team members raise funds for the Center for Independent Futures, which helps those with disabilities move towards independent living.
– 847.328.2044
[email protected]

Chicago Fair Trade Run for Change
-Chicago Fair Trade
-http://www.chicagofairtrade.org/
-Team members raise funds for the education work of Chicago Fair Trade, which helps empower consumers to know more about the origins of the products they plan to purchase.
-312-212-1760
[email protected]

Chicago Fire Foundation
-Team Chicago Fire Foundation
-http://www.chicago-fire.com/community/foundation
-Team members raise funds for the Chicago Fire Foundation, which works to bring youth development sports programs and direct-service programs to areas in need.
-(708) 496-6740

Hustle for HOPES
-Chicago Hopes
-http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org/
-Team members raise funds for Chicago HOPES, which pairs homeless children in Chicago with tutors to support them with homework and reading while also provindg science and arts enrichment programming. Chicago HOPES for Kids began in 2006 as an initiative of the Chicago Public Schools
-312-690-4240
[email protected]

Team CPMF
-Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
-http://www.cpdmemorial.org/team/
-Team members raise funds for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, which supports families of Chicago police officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.
-(312) 499-8899
[email protected]

The Oar Runners
-Chicago Rowing Foundation
-http://www.rowchicago.com/
-Team members raise funds for accessROW and Pauly’s Pals, two adaptive rowing programs organized by the Chicago Rowing Foundation.
-312.636.1239
[email protected]

Team CWHC
-Chicago Women’s Health Center
-www.chicagowomenshealthcenter.org
-Team members raise funds for the Chicago Women’s Health Center, which provides women with access to affordable health care and education.
-773.935.6126

Chicago Youth Centers
-Chicago Youth Centers
-http://chicagoyouthcenters.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Chicago Youth Centers, which aim to empower children through programming intended to set them up for success.
-312.913.1700

Common Threads
-Common Threads
-http://commonthreads.org/
-Team members raise funds for Common Threads, which brings healthy cooking classes to low-income areas.
-(312) 329-2501

Team CCO
-Cornerstone Community Outreach
-http://www.ccolife.org/teamcco/
-Team members raise funds for Cornerstone Community Outreach, which provides shelter to homeless individuals in Chicago.
-773.271.8163
[email protected]

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
-CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
-http://curesearchchallenge.org/
-Team members raise funds for CureSearch’s mission to end childhood cancer.
-(800) 458-6223
[email protected]

Team Dreams For Kids
-Dreams For Kids
-http://www.dreamsforkids.org/
-Team members raise funds for Dream For Kids, which works to empower children.
-312.585.4995

Team Believe
-Easter Seals
-http://www.easterseals.com/
-Team members raise funds for Easter Seals and its mission to provide equal opportunities to those with disabilities.
-309-686-1177 x2321
[email protected]

Erika’s Lighthouse
-Erika’s Lighthouse
-http://www.erikaslighthouse.org/
-Team members raise funds for Erika’s Lighthouse, which works to assist teenagers dealing with depression.
-847-386-6481
[email protected]

Team Esperanza
– Esperanza Health Centers
-http://www.esperanzachicago.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Esperanza Health Centers, which provide medical care on Chicago’s southwest side.
-773.584.6200

Family Empowerment Centers
-Family Empowerment Centers
-http://familyempower.publishpath.com/
-Team members raise funds for the Family Empowerment Centers, which provides services including English as a Second Language classes, service teams, after school programs and worship services.
-773-262-0760
[email protected]

Team Steps For Change
-Franciscan Outreach
-www.franoutreach.org
-Team members raise funds for Franciscan Outreach’s mission to help the homeless in Chicago.
-(773) 278-6724
[email protected]

Team Gilda
-Gilda’s Club Chicago
-http://www.gildasclubchicago.org/
-Team members raise funds for Gilda’s Club Chicago, which provides hundreds of activities per month to those impacted by cancer.
-312-464-9900

Girls in the Game
-Girls in the Game
-http://www.girlsinthegame.org/
-Team members raise funds for Girls in the Game, which provides girls in Chicago with opportunities to engage in sports and fitness while also educating them about health and nutrition.
-312.633.4263

Goldie’s Place
-Goldie’s Place
-http://goldiesplace.org/
-Team members raise funds for Goldie’s Place, which provides homeless adults with a variety of services, including dental treatment, career development and job placement.
-(773) 271-1212
[email protected]

Greater Chicago Food Depository
-Greater Chicago Food Depository
-www.chicagosfoodbank.org/marathon
-Team members raise funds for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which works to end hunger in the local community.
-773-843-7289
[email protected]

Team GRIP
-GRIP Outreach for Youth
-www.griprunnersclub.com
-Team members raise funds for GRIP Outreach for Youth, which works with fatherless teens in Chicago.
-(312) 563-5630

Harley Helping Hands
-Harley Helping Hands Foundation
-http://www.harleyhelpinghands.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Harley Helping Hands (HHH) Foundation, which aims to empower adults with brain cancer.
-773-627-2192
[email protected]

Team Have Dreams
-Have Dreams
-http://havedreams.org/team-have-dreams/
-Team members raise funds for Have Dreams, which assists those living with autism.
-847.685.0250
[email protected]

Holiday Heroes
-Holiday Heroes Foundation
-https://www.holidayheroesfoundation.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Holiday Heroes Foundation, which works to bring joy to hospitalized children.
-847.461.9710
[email protected]

Team Homes for our Troops
-Homes for our Troops
-http://www.hfotusa.org/run
-Team members raise funds for Home for Our Troops, which works to build mortgage-free homes for severely injured veterans.
-866-787-6677
[email protected]

Athletes for Equality
-Human Rights Campaign Foundation
-http://www.hrc.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a civil rights organization that works towards equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
[email protected]

Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
-Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
-http://www.iwsassociateboard.org/events/marathon
-Team members raise funds for the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, which provides healthcare to mothers and children in Chicago.
[email protected]

Team Inheritance of Hope
-Inheritance of Hope
-http://inheritanceofhope.org/teamioh.html
-Team members raise funds for Inheritance of Hope, which works with children who have lost their parents.
-TeamIOH@InheritanceOfHope.org

Team First Responders
-International Medical Corps
-https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/marathon
-Team members raise funds for the International Medical Corps, which provides healthcare in underserved areas of the world.
-community@internationalmedicalcorps.org

IWMF
-International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation
-http://www.iwmf.com/
-Team members raise funds for the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation, which promotes disease research and patient support for those with Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia, a form of lymphoma.
-941-927-4963
-info@iwmf.com

Jewelers For Children
-Jewelers For Children
-http://www.jewelersforchildren.org/index.htm
-Team members raise funds for Jewelers for Children, which brings the jewelry industry together to make charitable contributions to a wide range of organizations that benefit children experiencing abuse, neglect or illness.
-(212) 687-2949

Team Joslin
-Joslin Diabetes Center
-http://giving.joslin.org/site/TR/TeamJoslin/TeamJoslin?fr_id=1081&pg=entry
-Team members raise funds for the Joslin Diabetes Center, which works bring funding to diabetes research, care and education.
-(617) 309-2534
-martha.ho@joslin.harvard.edu

La Casa Norte
-La Casa Norte
-http://www.lacasanorte.org/la-casa-norte-running-team/
-Team members raise funds for La Casa Norte’s work to assist those experiencing homelessness.
-773-276-4900 ext. 212
-jessica@lacasanorte.org

Run 4 Latinos
-Latinos Progresando
-http://latinospro.org/run4latinos/
-Team members raise funds for Latinos Progresando, which provides services for and advocates on behalf of immigrants.
-(773) 542-7077

Launch U
-Launch U
-www.launchu.org
-Team members raise funds for Launch U, which pairs young professionals with local youth to assist them during their senior year of high school.
-312-805-3198
-info@launchu.org

Lawrence Hall Youth Services
-Lawrence Hall Youth Services
-https://www.lawrencehall.org/
-Team members raise funds for Lawrence Hall Youth Services, which assists at-risk youth.
-(773) 769-3500
-information@lawrencehall.org

Team LPZoo26.2
-Lincoln Park Zoo
-http://www.lpzoo.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Lincoln Park Zoo.
-312-742-2000

Loyola University Health System
-Loyola Medicine
-http://www.loyolamedicine.org/
-Team members raise funds to support the Loyola University Health System.
-888-584-7888

Team LYDIA
-Lydia Home Association
-www.lydiahome.org
-Team members raise funds for LYDIA, which provides a variety of services, including foster care, residential treatment, counseling and education, to children.
-(773) 896-3234
-ballen@lydiahome.org

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
-Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
-https://www.mcsf.org/get-involved/join-our-running-team/
-Team members raise funds for scholarships for children of Marines.
-703.549.0060
-renee.laflam@mcsf.org

Team Marklund
-Marklund
-http://www.marklund.org/getting-involved/attend-an-event/team-marklund
-Team members raise funds for Marklund, which is a residential facility dedicated to helping those with developmental disabilities and healthcare needs.
-630-593-5473
-sheinz@marklund.org

Team OLA
-Mission of Our Lady of the Angels
-http://www.missionola.com/marathon.html
-Team members raise funds for Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, which provides a variety of assistance programs to those living in poverty and establishes a Catholic presence in West Humboldt Park.
-(773) 486-8431
-olamission@gmail.com

Run ‘Til it Hz
-Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
-http://www.msichicago.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Museum of Science and Industry.
-(773) 684-1414
-contact@msichicago.org

Team NPF run
-National Psoriasis Foundation
-http://npf.donordrive.com/
-Team members raise funds for the National Psoriasis Foundation, which works to find a cure to psoriatic disease and support those currently living with psoriasis.
-800-723-9166
-teamnpf@psoriasis.org

Team for Kids
-New York Road Runners Youth Programs
-https://www.runwithtfk.org/
-Team members raise funds for NYRR Youth Programs, which includes school programming, free events for youth and digital resources.
-646-758-9693
-teamforkids@nyrr.org

Team Namaste
-Namaste Charter School
-http://www.namastecharterschool.org/teamnamaste/
-Team members raise funds for Namaste Charter School, located in Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood.
-773-715-9558 x289
-knelson@namastecharterschool.org

NPH USA
-Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos USA
-www.nphusa.org
-Team members raise funds for Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos USA, which serves thousands of children in Latin America and the Caribbean.
-1.888.201.8880
-info@nphusa.org

Marathon Mutts
-One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue
-http://www.onetail.org/events/marathon-mutts/
-Team members raise funds for One Tail at a Time, a no-kill, all-breed dog shelter.
-(773) 837-3595
-OTATMarathonMutts@gmail.com

Run For Our Sons
-Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
-http://www.runforoursons.org/
-Team members raise funds for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, which works to bring an end to Duchennne muscular dystrophy.
-201-250-8440
-info@runforoursons.org

The YMCA
-The YMCA
-http://pavymca.org
-Team members raise funds for the Pav YMCA and its free wellness program for cancer survivors.
-708.749.0606

Phil’s Friends
-Phil’s Friends
-http://philsfriends.org/
-Team members raise funds for Phil’s Friends, which provides care packages and Cards of Hope to cancer patients.
-224-653-8315
-info@philsfriends.org

Team Playworks
-Playworks
-http://www.playworks.org
-Team members raise funds for Playworks, which aims to give children more opportunities to engage in play.
-(312) 324-0280
-klombardi@playworks.org

Sunflower Striders
-Prayers from Maria
-http://prayersfrommaria.org/Get-Involved/Join-the-Sunflower-Striders/
-Team members raise funds for Prayers from Maria, which funds research related to curing gliomas, one of the deadliest types of childhood brain cancers.
-swaldron@prayersfrommaria.org

Team Project Purple
-Project Purple
-www.run4projectpurple.org
-Team members raise funds for Project Purple, which works to raise awareness about and provide funding for the cure of pancreatic cancer.
-203-714-6052

Team ROW
-Recovery on Water
-http://www.recoveryonwater.org/
-Team members raise funds for Recovery on Water, which provides rowing-based exercise programs for breast cancer survivors.
-(203) 610-0246
-devlin@recoveryonwater.org

RDS Runners
-LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation
-http://www.researchds.org/rds-runners
-Team members raise funds for Research Down Syndrome, which supports Down syndrome cognition research.
-rdsrunners@researchds.org

Restoration Ministries
-Restoration Ministries
-www.restorationministries.net
-Team members raise funds for Restoration Ministries, which provides services for at-risk peoples, particularly children and teenagers.
-708-333-3370

Team Save the Children
-Save the Children
-http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.8866339/
-Team members raise funds for Save the Children, which works globally to provide children with the opportunity to grow up in safety and health.
-800.728.3843
-team@savechildren.org

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children
-Shriner’s Hospitals for Children
-http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/
-Team members raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago, which provides pediatric care in the areas of orthopedics, cleft lip and palate and rehabilitation/spinal cord injury.
-773-385-5573
-chicagomarathon@shrinenet.org

Team Empower
-Smile Train
-http://www.smiletrain.org/athletics/
-Team members raise funds for Smile Train, which provides free surgery to children with cleft lip and palate in developing countries.
-teamempower@smiletrain.org

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
-Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
-http://www.sci-illinois.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois, which supports those living with the results of spinal cord injuries.
-708-671-1808
-SCIInjury@aol.com

Susan F. Lasky Cancer Foundation
-Susan F. Lasky Cancer Foundation
-http://www.laskyfoundation.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Susan F. Lasky Cancer Foundation, which supports those dealing with cancer and helps fund cancer research.
-ilenesross@gmail.com

A Breath Away
-Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
-http://www.lungcancerfoundation.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, which works to fight lung cancer.
-650.598.2857
-gianna@lungcancerfoundation.org

Team Cure It
-Cure It Foundation
-http://teamcureit.com/
-Team members raise funds for the Cure It Foundation, which fights childhood cancer.

Team TLT4C
-The Little Things for Cancer
-http://teamlt4c.weebly.com/
-Team members raise funds for The Little Things for Cancer, which works to assist those living with cancer in their daily needs.

The Service Club of Chicago
-The Service Club of Chicago
-http://www.serviceclubofchicago.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Service Club of Chicago, which supports a variety of charities around the city.
-(312) 220-9600
-info@serviceclubofchicago.org

Team Tree House
-Tree House Humane Society
-http://www.treehouseanimals.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Team_Tree_House_Race_Team_Benefits
-Team members raise funds for the Tree House Humane Society, which rescues and helps stray cats.
-kristine@treehouseanimals.org

Triple Threat Mentoring
-Triple Threat Mentoring
-http://triplethreat.org/marathon
-Team members raise funds for Triple Threat Mentoring, which connects at-risk youth with adults who have similar interests.
-630.570.9506
-info@triplethreat.org

Team Hope Energy Life
-United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
-www.umdf.org/chicagomarathon
-Team members raise funds for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, which works funds mitochondrial disease research and supports those living with the disease.
-412-793-8077
-info@umdf.org

Team LCRF
-Lung Cancer Research Foundation
-www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org
-Team members raise funds for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, which provides funding for lung cancer research.
-212.588.1580
-info@lungfund.org

UPS for DownS Endurance Team
-United Parent Support for Down Syndrome
-http://www.upsfordowns.org/home.aspx
-Team members raise funds for UPS for DownS, which assists those who have loved ones living with Down syndrome.
-(847) 895-2100

Team Urban Initiatives
-Urban Initiatives
-www.urbaninitiatives.org
-Team members raise funds to support Work to Play, the flagship program of Urban Initiatives, which gives children the chance to play soccer.
-(312) 715-1763
-kyle@urbaninitiatives.org

VanderCook College of Music
-VanderCook College of Music
-http://www.vandercook.edu/
-Team members raise funds for the VanderCook College of Music, which prepares musical educators.
-(312) 225-6288
-jsadowski@vandercook.edu

Team Will-Cure
-Where There’s a Will There’s a Cure
-http://www.will-cure.org/
-Team members raise funds for Where There’s A Will There’s A Cure, which funds research for Myotubular Myopathy, a rare disease that causes severe muscle weakness.
-630-208-1105

Team Wounded Warrior Project
-Wounded Warrior Project
-http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
-Team members raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides a wide range of programs to wounded veterans.
-904.296.7350

Team Wright Way
-Wright-Way Rescue
-http://www.wright-wayrescue.org/teamwrightway/
-Team members raise funds for Wright-Way Rescue, a no-kill shelter that saves pets from animal control facilities in rural areas
-(847-728-5434
-teamwrightway@wright-wayrescue.org

ZERO Prostate Cancer Endurance
-ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer
-http://zerocancer.org/challenge/endurance
-Team members raise funds for ZERO, which aims to create a generation free of prostate cancer.
-202-463-9455
-races@zerocancer.org