Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Join Erika's Lighthouse to compete 26.2 miles as both a personal challenge and to raise funds to support adolescent mental health. Registering for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is easy with Team Resilience and Erika's Lighthouse. With only three steps you can join Team Resilience in 2020.

You Register

Register on this site and pay the race registration fee. You will be refunded when you meet your fundraising goal.

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You Return the Form

Complete the Fundraising Committment Form and return it to us. The form will also be available in the Fundraising Resources Page.

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You Join the Marathon

We will forward you a custom registration link to register for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. We will confirm your participation once we receieve your Committment Form.

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Take Advantage of Your Perks

  • Guaranteed entry in the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
  • Race entry reimbursement (a value of $205 for U.S residents or $230 for Non-U.S. residents)
  • Multi-level group training program from Coach Mark Buciak of The Road to Boston, LLC*
  • Fundraising support and platform
  • Team Resilience race singlet
  • Pre-race team pasta dinner
  • Monthly prize incentives for fundraising
  • Start to finish inspiration and encouragement from Team Erika’s Lighthouse supporters
  • Post-race team celebration
  • A private VIP runner’s lounge on race day for bag check, private bathrooms, refreshments, stretching from personal trainers and a place to meet friends and family
  • The opportunity to earn additional Erika's Lighthouse merchandise based on fundraising
  • The amazing feeling of racing for a cause!

Fundraising Commitments

  • Post-lottery registration until May 30: Raise $1,750 by November 10, 2020

*Training with Coach Mark

  • A daily individualized training schedule for a 25-week training program (others are typically 18 weeks).
  • Weekly e-mail newsletters with training tips and encouragement.
  • Weekly fundraising tips to help you achieve and surpass your fundraising goal.
  • Weekly Saturday runs.
  • Virtual training for those who can’t attend Saturday runs, have difficult schedules or live out of town.
  • Pre-run warm-up and stretching sessions plus the training tip of the day.
  • Post-run cool-down, stretching, core sessions and Q & A with Coach Mark.
  • Free injury screenings by physical therapists at Athletico Physical Therapy.
  • Nutritional advice for runners and healthy recipes.
  • Discounts on brand name running shoes and apparel.
  • Discounts on entry fees to important pre-marathon races and the 20 Miler Run.
  • Invitation to Pre-Season Evening Social and a Post-Season Victory Celebration.
  • Invitation to Coach Mark’s Summer Runner’s Retreat in August.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the process or need clarification, contact Brandon at or (847) 386-6481.