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2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon - Chicago, IL


Grant Park
Chicago IL

Date and time:

Sunday, October 11, 2015


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Event Information

Challenge yourself to change the course of Alzheimer's disease by becoming an ALZ Star!  Go the distance in the fight against this devastating disease by training for and completing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon while raising valuable funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.  Whether you're a first time marathoner, or a seasoned veteran, you know the power of running.  Running changes everything-let's change the course of Alzheimer's-and make every mile matter - together. 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the marathon is a 2 STEP PROCESS 

Step 1: Join our ALZ Stars team! Joining the team secures your guaranteed entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  You will be sent a separate email with instructions on how to self-register for the Chicago Marathon. 


Are you ready to bypass the lottery and guarantee your entry today by becoming an ALZ Star?  To register for ALZ Stars, click on "Sign Up Now" below.

Please note: When you secure your access to a guaranteed charity entry through ALZ Stars, you are committing to a fundraising minimum of $1,000 (pre lottery) / $1,500 (post lottery).  If you have not met your fundraising minimum by OCTOBER 6, 2015, your credit card will be charged the difference.  

ALZ Stars are eligible to be reimbursed your marathon entry fee, once your fundraising minimum is met.  You must request your reimbursement in writing, via e-mail to Sharri Scott no later than October 1, 2015. 

Team Benefits 

  • Entry fee reimbursement once you meet your fundraising goal (must be requested in writing prior to October 1, 2015)
  • FREE marathon training with CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association): Chicagoland team members only
  • ALZ Star technical gear: Receive your exclusive ALZ Star singlet to train in and wear on race day after you meet your first fundraising milestone of $100.
  • Fully supported fundraising web page-TONS of information to get you started, including fundraising emails to personalize and send to all your supporters!
  • Access to Experts: You will have opportunities to participate in trainings and clinics on injury prevention, race day preparation, nutrition and fundraising as led by coaches and other professionals!
  • Opportunities for group runs! If you can't find one where you live - just ask me to help!
  • Incentives for raising funds!
  • Team Pre-race pasta dinner! Get excited & inspired for race day while carbo-loading with your teammates!
  • Pre & Post race access to exclusive ALZ Star event space with lots of amenities for you and your supporters.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, the camaraderie of a team that is striving for the same vision - a world without Alzheimer's.
ALZ Stars is Proud to Partner with:

CARA                 BOACM


Top Fundraisers

  1. Extra Mile Personal Gift Chuck Aron - $4,392.38
  2. Extra Mile Personal Gift Emily Boyle - $3,520.00
  3. Extra Mile Personal Gift Kylene Utah - $2,866.00
  4. Extra Mile Personal Gift Martha Sesnovich - $2,800.00
  5. Extra Mile Personal Gift Daniel Hellebuyck - $2,055.00
  6. Extra Mile Personal Gift Emily Byrd - $1,525.00
  7. Personal Gift Samuel Wood - $1,515.00
  8. Endurance Personal Gift Glen Josephson - $1,350.00
  9. Endurance Personal Gift Laura Day - $1,335.00
  10. Endurance Personal Gift Cindy Hallo - $1,325.00
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