ALZ Stars Race Day Celebration - October 11, 2020

Congratulations to our ALZ Stars! Your efforts and generosity are making a huge impact through the Alzheimer’s Association. Champions like you allow us to continue providing uninterrupted care, support, research, and advocacy, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you!


“On Monday, July 13, event organizers and the City of Chicago announced the decision to cancel the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and all race weekend activities in response to the ongoing public health concerns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.” Read the full statement from 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon here.

Thank you for your commitment to AlzStars and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity program. We are pleased to share the following options available to 2020 AlzStars participants:

  1. Participate in the Bank of America Chicago Virtual Marathon: held during race week in October, with the option to continue fundraising for AlzStars.  

  2. Deferment and Recognition: AlzStars participants can credit all funds raised to date for the 2020 event to a future event in 2021, 2022, or 2023.

  3. Deferment and Donation: AlzStars participants will donate all funds raised to date to the Alzheimer’s Association. Participation in a deferred race will start a new fundraising effort, in support of your fundraising minimums for a future event in 2021, 2022, or 2023.

  4. Entry Refund: Registered participants have the option to receive a refund for their 2020 race entry, which will not include a complimentary entry into future events. The previous commitment for fundraising the minimum will be excused.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon sent a communication earlier in the month, directing you to your participant options portal. You will have until September 2, 2020 to indicate your choice in the participant portal; if no choice is made, the system will default you to option 4 and your entry will be cancelled automatically.  

Your commitment to the cause and flexibility is sincerely appreciated. The Alzheimer’s Association is successful because of amazing people like you, who move us closer to a world without Alzheimer’s and other dementias.