Secure your spot into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon today!
Join TEAM PAWS Chicago today to secure yourself a guaranteed entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon if you were not able to get in through the lottery. Post-sellout spots are currently available when you sign up for TEAM PAWS Chicago. Each spot has an enforced $1,000 fundraising minimum commitment. Prizes will be awarded and training may reimbursed if you hit or exceed $1,500 before race day on 10/13. Don’t miss this opportunity to race to save livess and achieve a major lifetime milestone.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Update: 2/21/13 5:00 CST
Thank you for your ongoing patience as we work through the issues that resulted in the suspension of registration for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Our team is working around the clock to determine a timely, fair, and effective registration solution to fill the remaining 15,000 entries without further technical complications. At 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 28, we will announce an equitable plan for how and when we will reopen registration. If you would like to receive an email when this announcement is made, please sign up here: www.chicagomarathon.com/registrationupdate
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Update: 2/21/13 1:30 CST
The registration confirmation link has been updated to accurately reflect the participants who successfully registered for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. For those who did not receive a confirmation e-mail upon registering, if your name appears within this searchable database, this serves as official confirmation of a successful entry.
Confirm your registration here: http://rtrt.me/reg/chicago-charity
If you have additional questions regarding your registration, call the Bank of America Chicago Marathon office at 312.904.9800 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Update: 2/20/13 at 11:00 CST
We are incredibly sorry that runners interested in signing up for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon experienced such difficulties today. The Bank of America Race Officials have been working nonstop with their registration provider to find the root of the problem and find a solution. Many runners were able to sign up before the registration process was suspended. There are currently 15,000 entries remaining. Before they re-open registration, they need to make sure all technical issues are permanently resolved. They will provide ample notice regarding when the registration process will re-open.
For those who were able to successfully complete the registration process, you can confirm your charity registration by going to charity registration confirmation. For those that were charged more than once, our registration provider Active.com is in the process of refunding any duplicate charges and will notify these participants.
They do not plan on reopening registration within the next two days. They will provide another update on registration by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on Thursday
Please be sure to join TEAM PAWS Chicago today to secure your spot into the marathon.
RUN TO SAVE HOMELESS PETS AT THE BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON!
Race in the second largest endurance race in the world with 45,000 participants. Compete in the race of a lifetime in beautiful Chicago and help save lives at the same time by training and fundraising for homeless pets who desperately need your help! Our runners find that racing for a cause that is close to their hearts help motivate them in their training and on the course. Chicago is our home course and will offer a lot of on-course support that will cheer you on, all the way to the finish line. Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of the fundraising goes to directly to the care of the homeless dogs and cats who deserve a second chance at a healthy life and finding a loving forever home.
JOIN 2013 TEAM PAWS CHICAGO TODAY! As a team member, you will enjoy a new social network of animal-loving athletes, accomplish a personal milestone and help save thousands of lives the process.
- TEAM PAWS Chicago race singlet and backpack
- Free training once you hit your fundraising goal
- Monthly pet-friendly informational workshops
- Weekly “fun runs” with your dog (or a PAWS Chicago dog)
- Pre-race PAWsta parties
- Complementary entry into PAWS Chicago’s Annual Run for Their Lives 8K run/4K walk
- Dog-friendly monthly happy hours in Deuce’s + the Diamond Club’s spacious beer garden
- New members will be paired with a TEAM PAWS Shepherd who will help guide them and acclimate them to the team
- Social events including yoga on the roof top of the adoption center, a “Paint your Pet” night and much more
- Race day amenities including a private, heated tent*, private gear check, stretching and massages, food and refreshments, and “Fan Club” cheer shirts for your friends and family
*The tent for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be heated if October 13 is a chilly day.
We ask that each team member commit to raising a minimum of $500* for PAWS Chicago if they provide their own entry into the race. We will give you your own personalized online fundraising web page, and you will have ongoing support from PAWS Chicago. Most team members find that it is not difficult to meet, and even exceed, this goal!
*The fundraising commitment is $1,000 for a post-close entry after the marathon sells out.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
PAWS Chicago is a national model for No Kill animal sheltering and is building a No Kill community where pets are no longer euthanized because they are homeless. In 2007, PAWS Chicago opened the Midwest’s only cageless, state-of-the-art, No Kill shelter. With proactive adoption and spay/neuter programs, more than 5,000 dedicated volunteers, and a nationally renowned shelter medicine program, PAWS Chicago is transforming animal welfare and saving lives.
2012 TEAM PAWS Chicago had 600 members who raised one-third of the cost to operate PAWS Chicago’s cageless No Kill Adoption Center! Homeless pets receive no government funding and are dependent on the animal-loving community. With even more members in 2013, PAWS Chicago will have the resources to save the lives of more cats and dogs.