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2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon - Chicago, IL


Millenium Park, 201 E Randolph Street
Chicago IL

Date and time:

October 9, 2016 / 7:30am


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Event Information

Join ALZ Stars for the 2016 Bank of America

Chicago Marathon!  

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.  Every mile of training will be more powerful when you are doing it for a reason that matters to YOU. 

 ALZ Stars receive specialized training, official ALZ Stars team gear, fundraising support and access to the most amazing race day space across the street from marathon start corrals!   Don't take chances, GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY today!

-If you join ALZ Stars before the April 12th lottery deadline for a guaranteed entry, you will do so at the reduced fundraising minimum of $1,000.  

-If you join ALZ Stars after April 12th, the fundraising minimum raises to $1,500, in accordance with the Chicago Marathon charity program guidelines.

*Participants are responsible for paying the $185 race entry fee when you register on the marathon website.

Running changes everything!  Let's change the course of Alzheimer's disease - together!

EARLY REGISTRATION for ALZ Stars opens on February 8th. Contact Sharri Scott,, 847-324-0378, to request a 2016 application.

Participants MUST fill out and return ALZ Stars application BEFORE they will be approved as an athlete running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.   

RETURNING ALUMNI: Don't forget to use your discount code! 

Team benefits

  1. We will provide you with a fully supported fundraising page, including fundraising emails to personalize and send to all your supporters!
  2. Training and Access to Experts: You will have opportunities to participate in training and clinics on injury prevention, race day preparation, nutrition and fundraising as led by coaches and other professionals! (Free training is for Chicagoland residents only)
  3. *Eligible for marathon entry fee reimbursement. (restrictions apply) 
  4. ALZ Star technical gear: Receive your exclusive ALZ Star singlet to train in and wear on race day.
  5. Opportunities for group runs! If you can't find one where you live - just ask me to help!
  6. Team Pre-race pasta dinner! Get excited & inspired for race day while carbo-loading with your teammates!
  7. Pre & Post race access to exclusive ALZ Star event space with lots of amenities for you and your supporters, including restrooms, gear check and post-race massage!
  8. 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. Pacesetter Personal Gift Elaine Rojek - $220.00
  2. Pacesetter Personal Gift Ross Richards - $170.00
  3. Pacesetter Personal Gift Vincent Ruffin - $145.00
  4. Pacesetter Personal Gift Melissa Krot - $110.00
  5. Personal Gift Jessica Welsh - $75.00
  6. Personal Gift Jeremy Scott - $60.00
  7. Personal Gift Caitlin Schlesinger - $50.00
  8. Personal Gift Michael Weiss - $50.00
  9. Personal Gift Margaret Drisi - $25.00
  10. Personal Gift Chuck Aron - $25.00
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