Receive guaranteed entry into the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 10, 2021 by joining the Race to End Duchenne team!
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. This race is known for its fast and flat course through one of the world's most magnificent cities. Runners target the race for its potential to generate personal, national and world records. In addition to its speed, the course offers a scenic tour of Chicago and its lively neighborhoods, as well as a convenient start and finish in beautiful Grant Park. You are guaranteed to see all that is great about the city of Chicago!
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Location: Grant Park, Chicago IL
Time: Wheelchair start: 7:20 a.m.; Marathon start: 7:30 a.m.
You must be 16 years old by race day to participate.
2021 Cancellation Policy: If the 2021 race is cancelled, runners who have completed their fundraising commitment by the end of 2021 will have the opportunity to defer their entry to 2022 and pay a discounted entry fee with no additional fundraising commitment.
Visit the official Bank of America Chicago Marathon website for details about the race, expo, travel arrangements and more.
Race to End Duchenne Team Member Benefits
- Guaranteed entry into the race
- Invitations for you and a guest to our Private Team Celebration Event
- Official Race to End Duchenne technical shirt and T-shirt
- Personal fundraising web page & fundraising support
- Training resources such as virtual training links and publications
- Frequent team email updates
- Dedicated staff person to answer all of your race related questions
- Knowledge that you are helping to support PPMD’s mission to end Duchenne
Race to End Duchenne RequirementsIn exchange for a race entry, PPMD requires each marathon runner to raise a minimum of $1,250 if they register before the official Bank of America Chicago Marathon drawing (on or before 2/18/21), and $1,750 if they register after the drawing (after 2/18/21). Your entry fee counts toward your fundraising minimum.
Fundraising minimum due date: October 2, 2021.
Our Commitment to You
We're here to guide you through your race experience, from the day you sign up to the moment you cross the finish line and beyond. As a member of the Race to End Duchenne Team, we’ll be supporting you every step of the way just as we are supporting those living with Duchenne.
But it's not just about the race. By joining our Race to End Duchenne Team, you're also making an important commitment to the fight against Duchenne. We assure you that the money you raise will help improve lives. Your efforts will fund research into promising treatments, advance our advocacy efforts in Washington, provide support for families, and help us ensure access to approved therapies. Whether or not you have fundraising experience, don't stress - we have helpful resources, tips, and suggestions that will help you meet (and hopefully exceed!) your goals.
Your Commitment to Us
Race to End Duchenne Team members commit to raise funds to help improve the lives of those living with Duchenne. We've established realistic fundraising goals for each race, and we provide the tools you'll need to make it easy and fun. Think of your Race to End Duchenne participation as your personal stake in the fight against Duchenne. It's an opportunity for you to join the fight and to get your family and friends involved in a cause you're passionate about. You’ll be amazed at the support you'll receive!
As a member of the Race to End Duchenne Team, we're counting on you to fulfill your event's stated fundraising minimum. That's why, if you don't reach your goal, you will be required to make a personal donation by the fundraising commitment due date below to fulfill the balance. But don't worry - raising money is way easier than you think, so this shouldn't be a problem for you. Be sure to take advantage of the many tools and tips we offer to help you meet your fundraising goals.