GUARANTEED ENTRY DURING LOTTERY PERIOD:  $1000 FUNDRAISING REQUIRED.

GUARANTEED ENTRY AFTER LOTTERY PERIOD:  $1500 FUNDRAISING REQUIRED.

UPS for DownS is a race-designated charity for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! 

IF YOU NEED AN ENTRY - CLICK HERE AND CHOOSE "I WANT A GUARANTEED CHARITY ENTRY"

ONCE COMPLETED and APPROVED, we will send you unique link to REGISTER for the race. You must register separately for the race and are responsible for payment of your race registration fee.

UPS for DownS will officially authorize your entry once all requirements are met, which includes acknowledgement of fundraising requirements and execution of appropriate waivers.

 IF YOU HAVE AN ENTRY (by time, legacy or lottery), CLICK HERE AND CHOOSE "I HAVE MY OWN ENTRY"

UPS for DownS Charity Athlete program includes:

  • A refund of your registration fee if you raise $1000 by September 1.
  • A custom UPS for DownS race shirt - SPECIAL DESIGN THIS YEAR FOR OUR ENDURANCE TEAM'S TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH THE CHICAGO MARATHON!
  • Race Day Access to INDOOR CARA Charity Compound (details TBA).
  • Personal fundraising web page to meet your fundraising goal.
  • Team pasta dinner (free for athlete; free for one guest if minimum met by 9/15/15).
  • We pay for your 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

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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.

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.