2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon


Every year most of our team is made up of people brand new to running and briskly walking long distances. When you step through doubts and fears beyond your comfort zones to join us, you will find an authentic, encouraging and supportive community that will be there for you every step of the way.

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Support for Training Doubts
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By joining the team, you're committing to doing your best to train and fundraise to get to the start line all while bringing clean water with disease fighting sanitation to kids and communities around the world.

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Support for Training Doubts

2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Sunday, October 13, 2024

You don’t have to do this alone! Once training starts, join a Saturday Group Run to support you on the longest training distance of the week. This is where you will meet the most amazing, authentic community of world changers who will love, encourage and inspire you to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Chicago Group Run

Training Starts: April 15, 2024

Our training plan has gotten tens of thousands of people across the finish with Team World Vision. This plan will get you across the finish line too!

Training Plan Preview

Take this plan day-by-day and week-by-week and this plan will equip you to cross the finish line of the full marathon (26.2 miles) in October. It starts with base training using minutes not miles. Run for 2 minutes, walk for 1 minute. You can do this!

Marathon Base Training Plan

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Support for Fundraising Doubts

Our belief that every child deserves clean water and all people deserve the disease fighting ability to wash their hands motivates us to move our feet.

Fundraise in Terms of Lives Impacted Instead of Dollars

World Vision is the largest non-government organization provider of clean water. $50 brings clean lasting water with sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to one person. You have the opportunity to invite your friends and family into this journey to bring clean water to children around the world.

$50 provides life changing clean water

Common Fundraising Questions

1. What if I don't hit my goal?

There is no penalty and you won’t be charged if you don’t hit your goal. This gives you the freedom to set a goal bigger than we can do on our own and trust God.

2. What is the minimum fundraising amount?

There is not a minimum fundraising amount, but we ask all participants to set a minimum goal to bring 60 people clean water. That equates to $3,000. If you do your best pursuing this goal and you don’t hit it, there is no penalty.

3. How do I fundraise when so many people are facing economic hardships?

Especially in a time of need, people are looking for opportunities to help. Your invitation to donate can be a gift for your donor overwhelmed by how to make a difference.


The FUN in FUNdraising

Unlock fun incentives as you change lives! Check out these fundraising impact level highlights to remind you that your miles matter. Remember, there is no penalty for not hitting your goal, just missed opportunities to bring more kids clean water by limiting yourself to what you think you can do on your own.

Impact levels

Simple Personal Fundraising Resources

Turn-key solutions and resources to help you hit your goals.

Personal Fundraising Page
When you join the team, you get access to your own personal fundraising page to update with your picture, story and access to a unique link to share with others to donate.

CHI Dashboard

Week-by-Week Fundraising Plan
We have an 26-week fundraising plan to go along with your training plan with simple challenges each week to help you on your way to hit your goals.
26-Week Fundraising Plan

Team Support
Your team will be there with you every step of the way. Group Runs are more than training, there are fundraising tips and the chance to build community with your team. Plus, join special events like Impact Night to help you hit your goals.

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