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 the 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 lock in the lowest fundraising minimum *.
*$1,250 fundraising minimum before close of the drawing.

Free Training with CARA

CARA has helped tens of thousands of runners complete 26.2, including thousands of charity team runners. If your goal is to complete the marathon in Chicago, CARA’s 18-week program has long been Chicago's premier group training program, serving newcomers and experienced runners alike. Learn More

Team Events

Learn more about the kids at Mercy Home and get to know your fellow team members with a pre-race pasta dinner, post-race victory party, and team get-togethers throughout the year.

Exclusive Gear

Show everyone that you’re making a difference for the kids with our
eye-catching race-day singlet and tee.

Fundraising Support

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


You’ll get a Hero’s welcome from Mercy Home coworkers, kids, friends, and family as you pass our campus at the Mercy Mile.



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 partnerships page and download our Mercy Home Heroes Corporate Wellness Whitepaper.