UPS for DownS Endurance Team

UPS for DownS is a race-designated charity for the 2024 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON!  

Guaranteed Charity Entry Applications are available through March 31 or sold out. They carry different minimums depending upon when claimed.

Pre-Drawing (claimed on or before 11/16/2023):  $1250 MANDATORY FUNDRAISING MINIMUM
Post-Drawing (claimed on or after 11/17/2023):  $1750 MANDATORY FUNDRAISING MINIMUM
Your own entry:  $250 MANDATORY FUNDRAISING MINIMUM (but please raise more!)

#1 Click here to JOIN THE TEAM as a Charity Athlete - and commit to fundraising.

#2 REGISTER FOR THE RACE HERE. You must register yourself for the race and are responsible for payment of your race registration fee and any service fees.

UPS for DownS will officially authorize your entry once Step #1 and Step #2 are both completed, which includes acknowledgement of fundraising requirements and execution of appropriate waivers.

IF YOU HAVE AN ENTRY (by time, legacy, non-charity deferral or drawing) and wish to join the team, CLICK HERE AND CHOOSE "I HAVE A GUARANTEED ENTRY". You will have a $250 fundraising minimum.

UPS for DownS Charity Athlete program includes:
  • A custom UPS for DownS race shirt.
  • Race Day Access to indoor CARA Marathon VIP Compound at the Palmer House Hilton.
  • Personal fundraising web page to meet your fundraising goal - single sign-in with your race registration.
  • We pay for your virtual/live training with Chicago Area Runners Association (optional).
  • Charity Block Party on the course for your spectators and fans! Tentative, depending on restrictions
  • 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
Find us on Facebook at UPS for DownS Endurance Team

Follow us on Twitter: @CharityAthlete