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Join TeamJUF at the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Registration for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be decided by lottery. Lucky for you, TeamJUF has GUARANTEED ENTRIES, including FREE marathon registration!

Guarantee your registration while raising money for your community by joining TeamJUF. TeamJUF members don't just race for the finish line - they go the distance to help thousands of people throughout Chicago and around the world, and they have a blast doing it!

Jewish United Fund/ Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) is focused on helping people in need, rescuing Jews in danger, and keeping Jewish life strong. JUF funds a network of nearly 70 agencies and programs that care for 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and two million Jews in Israel and around the world.

Registration for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is now CLOSED.
Lucky for you, TeamJUF has POST-LOTTERY spots!
Sign up today as space is limited!

TeamJUF Benefits

  • A GUARANTEED spot in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, including FREE registration.
  • Discounted and fully supported marathon training with The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA)
  • TeamJUF singlets
  • Personalized fundraising webpage and ongoing fundraising and social media support
  • Weekly team emails with fundraising strategies and tips, training info, and JUF updates
  • Team kickoff event
  • Prizes for top fundraisers
  • Fun runs and other social opportunities
  • Pre-race dinner
  • Race day amenities
  • Post-race celebrations

Fundraising

TeamJUF members will be asked to commit to a fundraising minimum (see below), in addition to a runner's individual 2015 JUF Annual Campaign gift. Runners will be provided with their own personalized fundraising webpage and will have ongoing fundraising and social media support from JUF.

Registration

Registration for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be conducted through a system of guaranteed entries and non-guaranteed, lottery-selected entries. Please read below the three available registration options to be a part of TeamJUF.

Guaranteed Entry with TeamJUF (Limited Spots Available NOW)

Runners who decide NOT to chance their entry into the Chicago Marathon may sign up to join TeamJUF today. If you decide to bypass the lottery and guarantee your entry, you will be required to commit to a fundraising minimum of $1,000 for the 2015 JUF Annual Campaign. This minimum is in addition to a runner's individual 2015 JUF Annual Campaign gift.

You are also guaranteed entry if:

  • You have finished the Chicago Marathon five or more times in the last 10 years (2005-2014)
  • You are a time qualifier (Men 3:15:00 / Women 3:45:00)
  • You are a wheelchair athlete

Join TeamJUF and go the distance for people in need! Sign up for TeamJUF here.

Non-Guaranteed Entry

Runners who enter the lottery system AND win a spot in the Chicago Marathon can still join TeamJUF. You will be required to commit to a fundraising minimum of $500 for the 2015 JUF Annual Campaign. This minimum is in addition to a runner's individual 2015 JUF Annual Campaign gift. To sign up for TeamJUF, please click here.

Post-Lottery Guaranteed Entry

Runners who entered the lottery system and did NOT receive a spot in the Chicago Marathon are still eligible for a post- lottery guaranteed entry with TeamJUF. Those who gain a post-lottery guaranteed entry will be required to commit to a fundraising minimum of $1,500 for the 2015 JUF Annual Campaign. This minimum is in addition to a runner's individual 2015 JUF Annual Campaign gift. There are limited spots available and will be offered once the lottery is closed. For a post-lottery guaranteed spot, please contact Shana Sternberg at 312-357-4888 or email marathon@juf.org.

Volunteer

Not a runner? You can still be a part of TeamJUF. Volunteer on race day (October 11, 2015) to cheer on TeamJUF and the other 45,000 Marathon runners. There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Details to follow.

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Training

As a charity partner with CARA, TeamJUF runners will be provided the opportunity to have discounted and fully supported marathon training with CARA. To learn more or sign-up for their marathon training program, visit their website.

Contact TeamJUF

If you have any other questions, please contact Shana Sternberg at 312-357-4888 or email marathon@juf.org.


Media

Check out a post-marathon "Thank You" video that Tiger Safarov, a 2013 TeamJUF member, created to thank all of his supporters:

 

Check out TeamJUF pictures from the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon: