You can be a Hero to children in need by running the 2024 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.

I didn’t know what to expect at the Mercy Mile. I’d heard about it, but I really didn’t know what to expect, and it was much more emotional than I thought” - Wendy Davidson. Watch Wendy Davidsons’ team experience video

"Mercy Home made the process so, so easy." - Kara Myers. Watch Kara Myers’ team experience video

Our Heroes are an integral part of the Mercy Home family because they literally work miracles in the lives of our kids. Because of their dedication, they make it possible for our kids learn all the necessary skills to succeed both in school and in life. We hope you will consider joining the ranks of those who made this possible!

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

Whether it's your first marathon or you're a seasoned veteran, we’ve partnered with top training program CARA make sure you reach the finish line (a $250 value).

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 brand-new 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.