Racing Team

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.

Team Benefits

Complimentary training from Chicago Area Runners Association or Chicago Endurance Sports

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

Team-building events like service days and socials




Your Commitment

Register for a race!

     Bank of America Chicago Marathon

     The Chicago Half Marathon

     Or any other race in your zone of comfort!

Pay your entrance fee (depending on race)

Set-up your personal fundraising page

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Runners fundraise a minimum of $1,250 if they register by November 30, 2021. The fundraising minimum for runners who register between December 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022 is $1,750.

All funds raised will benefit Big Shoulders Fund.

Chicago Half Marathon runners commit to $500

Run your race

Most importantly, your commitment can transform a student’s life.


For More Information

Feel free to contact Kevin Pitts if you have any questions.

Kevin Pitts
Assistant Director, Next Generation and Events
312.566.4403  ✶