UPS for DownS Endurance Team

UPS for DownS is a race-designated charity for the 2021 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON! REGISTRATION OPENED FOR DEFERRED ENTRIES November 19.

Your own entry:  $250 MANDATORY FUNDRAISING MINIMUM (but please raise more!)

Charity Runners using a 2020 deferred charity entry are subject to the same fundraising minimum they had for 2020. New fundraising pages must be set up and will be credited with funds raised in 2020.

Deferred entries opened November 19 and must be claimed by December 15.
Guaranteed Charity Entry Applications opened November 19 and are available through March 31 or sold out. They carry different minimums depending upon when claimed (see above).
The application window for the drawing for race entries will be open for 5 weeks beginning in January 2021, but specific dates have not yet been announced.

Obviously, COVID-19 restrictions may affect what we are able to offer and how the race is conducted. We anticipate the field will be smaller than years past. Entries are very limited. We will be as transparent as possible and provide you with information as we learn about it.

#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.

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 (Hilton Chicago). Tentative, depending on restrictions.
  • 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