Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Be a hero for homeless pets

As one of the largest charities in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, TEAM PAWS raises life-saving funds to help rescue thousands of dogs and cats who may otherwise never make it out of the pound and into new, loving homes. By joining TEAM PAWS, you become part of a community of nearly 4,000 athletes who, over the past 10 years, have saved more than 12,000 homeless animals. Join now!

TEAM PAWS member benefits include free race fees, discounted training with our preferred partners, fundraising support, gear, dog-friendly social events and more! Read more about TEAM PAWS’ benefits >>

Race day perks include a pre and post race headquarter at the Congress Hotel with catered breakfast and lunch, refreshments from Lagunitas, live DJ, private gear check, and much more!

Guaranteed Charity Entry Registration

Athletes who want to bypass the Bank of America Chicago Marathon drawing can join TEAM PAWS with a "Skip The Drawing” membership type. TEAM PAWS is provided with a limited allotment of guaranteed charity entries into the Chicago Marathon, and fills them on a first come first serve basis.

TEAM PAWS membership is $100 and includes a $1,000 fundraising minimum. After the drawing period ends (11/29/17), this fundraising minimum will increase to $1,500. When you join TEAM PAWS with this entry type, TEAM PAWS staff will contact you with next steps for registering your charity entry with the Chicago Marathon. 

Self-Secured Standard Registration

Athletes who secure their own entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon through the drawing, or as legacy runners, time qualifiers or wheelchair participants, can join TEAM PAWS by selecting the “Self-Secured Entry” option. TEAM PAWS membership is $25 and includes a $650 fundraising minimum.

Discounted Training

As a member of TEAM PAWS, you receive discounted endurance training with our preferred partners: Chicago Area Runner's Association (CARA), Chicago Endurance Sports (CES) and Run for Change. Read more about our training resources and discounts >>