Join TeamJUF at the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!
For the first time ever, registration for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be decided by lottery. Lucky for you, TeamJUF has GUARANTEED ENTRIES, including FREE marathon registration!
Avoid the hassle and stress of 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 has been postponed until March 19.
But sign up with TeamJUF TODAY and guarantee your spot!
- A GUARANTEED spot in the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, including FREE registration.
- Discounted and fully supported marathon training with The Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA)
- TeamJUF technical running shirts
- 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 day pasta dinner
- Race day amenities
- Post-race celebrations
TeamJUF members will be asked to commit to a fundraising minimum (see below), in addition to a runner's individual 2014 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 for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be conducted through a system of guaranteed entries and non-guaranteed, lottery-selected entries. The lottery will now open on Wednesday, March 19 and close on Monday, April 7. Lottery entrants will be notified of their selection status on Monday, April 14.
Please read below the three available registration options to be a part of TeamJUF.
Guaranteed Entry with Team JUF (Limited Spots Available NOW through April 7th)
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 2014 JUF Annual Campaign. This minimum is in addition to a runner's individual 2014 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 (2004-2013)
- You are a time qualifier (Men 3:15:00/ Women 3:45:00)
- You are a wheelchair athlete
However, you can still join TeamJUF and go the distance for people in need!
Registration is open now through Wednesday, April 7. Sign up for TeamJUF here.
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 2014 JUF Annual Campaign. This minimum is in addition to a runner's individual 2014 JUF Annual Campaign gift. To sign up for TeamJUF, please click here.
Post-Lottery Guaranteed Entry (Limited Spots Available beginning April 8th)
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 2014 JUF Annual Campaign. This minimum is in addition to a runner's individual 2014 JUF Annual Campaign gift. There are limited spots available and will be offered starting on Thursday, April 8, once the lottery is closed. For a post-lottery guaranteed spot, please contact Shana Sternberg at 312-357-4888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not a runner? You can still be a part of TeamJUF. Volunteer on race day (October 12, 2014) to cheer on TeamJUF and the other 45,000 Marathon runners. There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Details to follow.
If you have any other questions, please contact Shana Sternberg at 312-357-4888 or email email@example.com.
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: