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When you join our team, you help ensure that more than one million people have access to top-quality care close to home each year!

How our team benefits our runners
Individuals who join Advocate’s Inspired to Run charity marathon program enjoy the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive 18-week training plan, running schedule and weekly updates
  • Weekly group long runs led by Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) group leaders
  • Mid-week runs at a variety of locations throughout the city and suburbs
  • Complimentary speed workouts, to increase your running speed, offered three times per week
  • CARA membership that includes reduced fees at over 100 Chicagoland races and a one-year subscription to Runner’s World magazine
  • Inspired to Run technical running shirt
  • “Support crew” t-shirt for friends/family  
  • Personal fundraising webpage and tips on how to raise funds
  • Race weekend pasta lunch
  • Race day team tent with gear check, food, drinks and post-race massages
  • Prizes for reaching various fundraising goals
  • Refund of $185 marathon entry fee for raising $500 over minimum
  • Invitation to Advocate Health Care’s exclusive donor recognition reception (for participants who raise at least $1,000)
  • 100 Healthe You points for completing the Chicago Marathon (for Advocate associates)

*Advocate Health Care's marathon team is open to all runners - you do not need to be an Advocate employee to join the team.

How our team benefits our neighbors

Each runner is responsible for raising at least $1,000 ($1,500 for those who join the team after the lottery period) to benefit the individuals, families and communities Advocate Health Care serves.

Runners can designate the hospital or program of their choice to receive the funds they raise. Runners who do not have a beneficiary in mind are invited to support Advocate’s Healthy Steps for Young Children program.  Healthy Steps helps ensure that children with developmental or behavioral disabilities get the early diagnoses and services they need to grow up to be happy and productive.

Join our team today!
Contact Kaari Kafer to join the 2014 Inspired to Run team.


To learn about Advocate Health Care’s 2014 Inspired to Run Chicago Marathon team, contact Kaari Kafer or call 630.929.6921.

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