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Bank of America Chicago Marathon


Share the Joy of Running...
Run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and support Road Scholars!

Road Scholars Charity Runners add meaning to the mileage by raising funds for the Road Scholars program. The funds you raise as a Charity Runner helps put at-risk teens in running shoes and apparel, provide half marathon training, transportation and pay for race entry fees to the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon.

Join our team today!!

The Road Scholars Charity Runner team has space available for all runners! If you were not able to register for the marathon during open registration or through the lottery, we have your entry!

Runners joining our team are asked to reach minimum fundraising goals. In return, Road Scholars Charity Runners receive:

  • Free six-week marathon training prep with our Summer Half Marathon Training Program (begins May 3)
  • Free CARA Marathon Training Program 
  • Free entry to Super Clinic, a one-day info session on all things marathon, complete with speakers and running experts
  • Free entry for the Magellan Ready to Run 20 Miler
  • Weekly training emails with tips, inspiration, motivation and more
  • Road Scholars Race Day Technical T-Shirt
  • Race Day CARA VIP Amenities
  • One-Year CARA Membership
  • Discounts at CARA Community Partners
  • Access to NovaCare Physical Therapists and the 24-Hour Injury Hotline
  • Personal fundraising webpage
  • Opportunities to run with Road Scholars students at training runs

In addition to these benefits, runners have the chance to win great prize packages as you raise money. The more you raise, the more you win!

Sign up Today!

  1. Contact Kenya Harris to save your spot on our team. Space is limited!

What is Road Scholars?
CARA Road Scholars is an innovative approach to inspiring excellence in Chicago youth. This intervention program challenges teens to train for and complete a half marathon. Road Scholars uses running to teach at risk youth important lessons in commitment, dedication, and discipline, while improving self esteem and worth. Want to learn more about the program, click here!

      CARA website photos courtesy of Chad Marek,, copyright 2007.