No distance is too far to save a child.

You can be a Hero to children in need by running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Mercy Home. With every step you take, you'll help give abused, neglected, and abandoned children a safe, loving home.

You can do it...and we'll help
As a member of our Mercy Home Heroes team, we'll make sure you have everything you need to reach the finish line.
Guaranteed Race Entry

Don't take your chances in the drawing. Secure your spot by signing up today with the Mercy Home Heroes team and receive a free dri-fit training shirt (limited time offer).


Whether it's your first marathon or you're a seasoned veteran, we'll provide free training programs to make sure you reach the finish line (a $250 value).


Enjoy a pre-race pasta dinner, a post-race victory party, and team get-togethers throughout the year.


Show everyone that you're making a difference for kids with your free race-day singlet.

Fundraising Support

We'll give you everything you need to reach your goal, including your own web page.


You’ll get a Hero’s welcome from staff, kids, friends and family as you pass Mile 16 and our Mercy Mile Cheer Station.

Want to run as a corporate team?
To learn more about corporate partnership opportunities or corporate team involvement with the Mercy Home Heroes, please visit our corporate partnerhips page and download our Mercy Home Heroes Corporate Wellness Whitepaper.