October 8th, 2017: Run the 2017 Chicago Marathon for buildOn!

Runners/fundraisers, here’s your chance to make a difference in the lives of youth in Chicago and abroad while participating in the 4th largest race in the world. buildOn is looking for five individuals to join our Chicago Marathon Team.

With the opportunity to run in the world’s most premier race comes the opportunity expand buildOn’s impact on a local and global level. We are making significant local impact by working with inner-city high school students in the Chicago area as they participate in life changing experiences by engaging in critical local community service. In addition, buildOn will work with Chicago based students on a global level by traveling with students abroad to assist with the construction of a buildOn schools in developing countries. Our team will help to unlock the potential of under-resourced communities locally and around the globe.

Already have a bib? No problem! Marathon runners who already have bibs are also invited to join our cause!

Please fill out the application below and any questions to ryan.nishimoto@buildon.org.

2017 buildOn Chicago Marathon Application
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100% of funds raised through the Chicago Marathon support buildOn programming in Chicago. Our team marathon fundraising goal is $20,000. Here are examples of ways your fundraising efforts will support buildOn students:

$15,000 will support a 6-week summer leadership program for 15 Chicago Public School students

$10,000 will sponsor Trek for Knowledge for 4 Chicago Public School students 

$8,000 will provide service programming for 8 students for a full school year

With this in mind, we are asking each of our runners to commit to a stretch fundraising goal of $3,500 while committing to a fundraising minimum of $2,500. To ensure our success, buildOn will ask those applicants accepted to the team to submit a credit card number. If the minimum of $2,500 is not met by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov 8th, 2017 your credit card will be charged the balance owed.

We are here to help and support you every step of the way.  We promise to put the fun in fundraising – including dollar for dollar challenge matches and other exciting contests throughout the marathon training season. 


Here is a quick and easy way to double your impact! Ask your employer if they will support your efforts!

Virtual Runners
Virtual runners are friends, colleagues and family members committed to helping you reach your personal fundraising goal.  They can create a fundraising page through Crowdrise, participate in activities and more! As a member of your “team”, virtual runners are there to support you every step of the way.   

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Posted November 29, 2016 in Events, News by Brandon Worth

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