CHICAGO, Ill. (Feb. 14, 2013) – The Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, announced today that registration for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 12:00 p.m. CT at www.chicagomarathon.com. The 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Registration will be open to the first 45,000 participants.
The Chicago Fire Foundation will join more than 100 nonprofit organizations in an effort to raise funds in the name of charity as runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to complete the 26.2 mile race that begins and ends in Chicago’s historic Grant Park. The funds raised during the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will help support the Chicago Fire Foundation’s mission of enriching the quality of life of youth and communities throughout Chicagoland by promoting health and wellness, education and the environment.
This is the fourth year in a row that the Chicago Fire Foundation has been named a charity partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. In 2012, Team Chicago Fire Foundation had 22 team members take part in the marathon, raising more than $18,000 for the Foundation.
Running on behalf of a charitable cause offers participants a unique and rewarding experience in addition to the accomplishment of completing a marathon itself. Each year, the event delivers a fast course and builds upon a longstanding tradition of supporting the Chicagoland economy and more than 150 nonprofit organizations which raise money to advance local, national and global causes.
All Team CFF runners receive:
- Discounted one year CARA membership and 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon training program
- Personal fundraising webpage to help meet your fundraising goal
- Team CFF Celebration at a Chicago Fire home game including two tickets to the game and on-field recognition
- Fundraising incentives including Chicago Fire team autographed items
- Additional incentives available
Click here for more information on joining Team Chicago Fire Foundation.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO FIRE FOUNDATION
The Chicago Fire's goal on the field is to play hard and win. Its goal off the field is to contribute to the quality of life in Chicago and its surrounding communities. Through the Chicago Fire Foundation, the Fire is able to give back to the community by developing programs that reach out to the Chicagoland community. Since 1998, the Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Team, has made significant contributions to enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout Chicagoland. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million dollars in grants and contributions. The Chicago Fire Foundation raises funds through events such as the annual Season Kickoff Luncheon, the Commemorative Jersey Auction, and 50/50 Raffle. For more information about the Chicago Fire Foundation, visit http://www.chicago-fire.com/community/foundation.