Perks of #TeamSpecialOChicago

We believe our runners, just like our Special Olympians, are superstars! Check out the "Special" treatment our runners receive as members of #TeamSpecialOChicago

Guaranteed Race Entry

When you join #TeamSpecialOChicago and follow the two-step registration process, you are guaranteeing your entry into the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. 

Fundraising Toolkit

Our team at Special Olympics Chicago wants to ensure all of our runners are equipped with the necessary resources to meet and exceed the fundraising minimums! All runners have access to our #TeamSpecialOChicago Fundraising Toolkit, packed with information about Special Olympics Chicago, sample social media posts, emails, etc. 

Training Program

Group and/or virtual training programs are available to all #TeamSpecialOChicago team members. 

Lasting Impact on Special Olympics Chicago Athletes

The funds #TeamSpecialOChicago raise and the 26.2 miles runners will conquer on October 10 are dedicated to supporting our 7,500+ Chicago athletes, covering costs for transportation, medals, equipment, uniforms, food and lodging. 

Race Day Headquarters

#TeamSpecialOChicago hosts a private race day headquarters celebration for all runners and their family & friends. Friends and family are welcome to help celebrate runner's accomplishments and cheer alongside our Special Olympics Chicago athletes. Our Headquarters are located at The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant at mile 25.8! Check out what we offer at our Pre & Post Race benefits: 

  1. Continental Breakfast
  2. Gear Check for all runners
  3. Indoor Restroom Facilities
  4. Group Leaders to Start Corrals 
  5. Race Day Essentials
  6. Massage Therapist (post-race)
  7. Stretching Area
  8. Free food buffet and drinks for all team members
  9. Guest tickets available for purchase for family, friends, and supporters. 
  10. Official Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Cheer Station, featuring our Special Olympics Chicago athletes at mile 25.8!

#TeamSpecialOChicago Swag

All runners receive Training and Race Day tech shirts to represent Special Olympics Chicago!