Chicago Marathon


Event Type:Running

Location:Chicago, USA

Distance:26.2 miles

Registration fee:£49

Minimum sponsorship:£2,000

Event date:13th Oct 2024

Run for Make-A-Wish UK in the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

NEW FOR 2024!

For the first time, Make-A-Wish UK have access to places in the iconic Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024. Known for its flat and fast course and part of the Abbot World Marathon Majors, this course is for runners who will finish within 6.5 hours and are looking to run a world-record breaking course.

This unmissable event takes place on 13th October 2024 and is a highly sought after balloted event, but you can get a guaranteed place on Team #WishHero. Commit to raising £2,000 and you'll receive our full support every step of the way!

* Please note, these places are only available to UK residents. 


How it works

1. Complete this form to register for your place

2. Pay a refundable deposit of £49 to secure your spot. This will be returned once you reach your fundraising target. 

3. Commit to raising a minimum of £2,000, not including Gift Aid. Once you reach 50% of the fundraising target, your place in the event will be confirmed.

How we'll support you

  • A free #WishHero running top and fundraising pack
  • Access to our online training hub and app
  • Regular support emails, key information and fundraising tips
  • Any fundraising materials you may require
  • Dedicated member of the Events Team to help

Why run for us in the Chicago Marathon?

By supporting Make-A-Wish UK and becoming a #WishHero in the 2024 Chicago Marathon, you'll be transforming the lives of children like Erik from Illinois, USA. Five-year-old Erik is obsessed with vacuum cleaners and wished to travel to the UK to see where Henry vacuum cleaners are made - all made possible because of #WishHeroes like you.

Erik's wish

5 years old


"I wish to see where Henry vacuum cleaners are made"

Read about Erik's wish