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.
✶ 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.
✶ 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
- Click here for the Marathon Registration Packet
- Click here for the Half Marathon Registration Packet
✶ 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.
For More Information
Feel free to contact Sam Rodriguez if you have any questions.
Development and Events Coordinator
312.566.4404 ✶ firstname.lastname@example.org