I wanted to dedicate my training for the 2019 Chicago Marathon to the Chicago Special Olympics, a charity I am hoping to become actively involved with in the near future. I set a goal of under 4 hours and have just recently broken the half-marathon distance in my training.
The Special Olympics mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Run with Team Special Olympics Chicago or support someone who is!
We believe connecting people through sports and physical activity are the beginning steps in spreading our mission of inclusion, acceptance, and joy. Together, we can cross the finish line towards more inclusive communities… one runner at a time!
Whether you are a first time marathoner, or avid runner, the Special Olympics Chicago marathon team (Team SOC) is a group assembled of runners of all ages and abilities in support of the #inclusionrevolution.
Team Special Olympics Chicago supports runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon through fundraising tips, training assistance, and day of support! We are so grateful for your devoted support to our life changing mission.
Should donors wish to make a donation via check, those contributions can be sent to us and we will credit to your page. Please make sure to include somewhere in the memo section or on a note, the name of the fundraiser you would like to support.
Special Olympics Chicago
2 E. 8th St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Again, thank you for supporting our 7,500+ superstar Special Olympics athletes! #CANDOTHANKSTOYOU