Racing Team

UPDATE: The 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been cancelled.

For more information contact Kevin Pitts at

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.

Please remember to follow social distance guidelines when running.  Use this guide from our partners at CARA to help. 

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

Fun runs with team and students

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



Your Commitment

Register for a race: the Chicago Half Marathon, Bank of America 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 Kevin Pitts

Set-up your personal fundraising page

New Fundraising minimum for post lottery runners who register after April 1, 2020 is $1,250.

New Fundraising minimum for post lottery runners who registered prior to April 1, 2020 is $1,050.

All funds raised will benefit Big Shoulders Fund.

Half Marathon runners commit to $500

Run your race

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

Support a Member of the 2020 Racing Team Today!

Donate Big Shoulders Fund


Training Partners

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  ✶