BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON.
GUARANTEED ENTRY.  FUNDRAISING REQUIRED.

Be a Charity Athlete – Do the Distance for Down syndrome

UPS for DownS is a race-designated charity for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!   If you got in by lottery and wish to join the team, CLICK HERE AND CHOOSE "I HAVE MY OWN ENTRY"

IF YOU NEED AN ENTRY - SIGN UP online at: UPS FOR DOWNS TEAM or complete and submit GUARANTEED CHARITY ENTRY APPLICATION by e-mail or fax.  

REGISTER for the race here:  GUARANTEED CHARITY ENTRY 

UPS for DownS Charity Athlete program includes:

  • Your Race Registration fee - paid by UPS for DownS.
  • A custom “Charity Athlete” Training shirt.
  • A custom UPS for DownS race shirt.
  • Race Day Access to INDOOR Charity Compound.
  • Personal fundraising web page to meet your fundraising goal.
  • Team pasta dinner (free for athlete; free for one guest if minimum met by 9/15/14).
  • FREE training with Chicago Area Runners Association (optional).
  • Charity Block Party on the course for your spectators and fans!
  • Participation in Endurance Team e-group with exchange of advice and recommendations about training and fundraising.
  • Fundraising Incentives!
  • Follow UPS for DownS Charity Athletes on Facebook and Twitter!
If you are interested in running with our team and would like additional information, contact us at marathon@upsfordowns.org

Find us on Facebook

UPS for DownS Endurance Team

Follow us on Twitter: @CharityAthlete

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Do people with Down syndrome grow up?

Yes. In adulthood, many people with Down syndrome have jobs, go to college, live independently, and support their communities. People with Down syndrome bring to their jobs enthusiasm, reliability, and dedication.

Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.