Racing Team

Now in its sixth year, the Big Shoulders Fund Racing Team is set out to break records (we’re talking personal bests) and change children’s lives. Last year, our racing team ran both the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Chicago Half Marathon, raising more than $100,000.

When you run with Big Shoulders, you’re not alone. We provide the support you need to make your fundraising goal and prepare you to run your best race possible.


Support the Big Shoulders Fund Racing Team TODAY! 


Team Benefits

Free Chicago Area Runners Association training

Personal website for fundraising

Fundraising tips and support

Monthly e-newsletter

Training kick-off event

Pre and post race celebration

Running shirt

Student notes during training

Fun runs with team and students

Team-building events like service days, socials, and safety seminars

Most importantly, your commitment can transform a student’s life, giving them the tools they need to reach their dreams.

Your Commitment

Register for a race: the Chicago Half Marathon, Chicago Marathon, or any other race in your zone of comfort

Pay your entrance fee

Complete the registration packet for whichever race you choose and email it to Sam Rodriguez

Set-up your personal fundraising page

Chicago Marathon runners commit to either $1,000 before the drawing ends or $1,500 after the drawing ends

Half Marathon runners commit to $500

Run your race

And you’re good to go. Becoming a part of the Big Shoulders Fund Racing Team is easy, and you won’t regret it.




Training Partner


For More Information

Feel free to contact Sam Rodriguez if you have any questions.

Sam Rodriguez
Development and Events Coordinator
312.566.4404  ✶