Bank of America Chicago Marathon
We would LOVE you to run the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 12, 2014, with Run to Remember and raise money for hospice! The only way to have a guaranteed entry is to run with a charity or be chosen through a lottery. Hurry to get your guaranteed bib with us by April 7th! Run to Remember will not have bibs after this date.
You may secure your spot on our team by contacting Joy Nguyen.
We ask for a minimum fundraising requirement of $1,000, guaranteed by a credit card. Our Chicago marathoners averaged $1,538 in 2013, so we know that raising money is not hard!
Congratulations to our 2013 Bank of America Run to Remember Team!
Linda Ward, President and CEO of Gulfside Regional Hospice in Florida, was among them, “I am honored to be running in my first marathon, in my home town, in memory of my father Vincent, and raising money for The National Hospice Foundation and Gulfside Regional Hospice.”
Linda Ward following her run at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Why Run to Remember?
Run to Remember is different. It features what is uniquely important about hospice care and connects it to training for a race. Memory and honor are at the heart of this program.
Because people who receive hospice care do not survive, we are left to celebrate their memory and honor their lives. Training for and completing a race offers participants an incredible opportunity to honor and celebrate loved ones.
Every year, people who have been touched by the compassionate care of hospice—as grateful family members, friends, volunteers, or hospice professionals—join Run to Remember. They challenge themselves to register for the Chicago Marathon train for it, and raise funds to support hospice at the local and national level.
That’s the cut-and-dried way to put it. What’s really special about Run to Remember is best captured by this quotation from Meg Herman, RTR’s former spotlight race director.
“Run to Remember gives you time to grieve. I’m not sure I really mourned my father until I spent three months ‘training’ with him.”
What you will receive:
- A high-quality technical running shirt personalized with the name of your loved one silkscreened on the back (once you raise $50).
- A personal fundraising webpage you can customize with a photograph and story about your loved one and why you are running.
- Ongoing training and fundraising support via regular emails.
- Connection with other runners—including an invitation to our pre-race dinner in downtown Chicago (TBD based on how many join the team).
- The knowledge that you are doing something important for hospice. Lots of other charities are about cure and treatment. Run to Remember is about hospice care – the compassionate services that are there when cure is no longer an option.
Please join our team! If you have any, email Joy Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.