UPS for DownS Endurance Team

UPS for DownS is a race-designated charity for the 2023 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON!  

Pre-Drawing (claimed on or before 12/7/2022):  $1250 MANDATORY FUNDRAISING MINIMUM
Post-Drawing (claimed on or after 12/8/2022):  $1750 MANDATORY FUNDRAISING MINIMUM
Your own entry:  $250 MANDATORY FUNDRAISING MINIMUM (but please raise more!)

Guaranteed Charity Entry Applications opened October 18 and are available through March 31 or sold out. They carry different minimums depending upon when claimed (see above).

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

#2 We will send you a link to register for the race which will be specific to your race entry type. We will not approve your entry until you complete Step #1 (above). 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 all requirements are met, 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 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