American Cancer Society: DetermiNation

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Join Team DetermiNation to have GUARANTEED ENTRY to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  The Chicago Marathon lottery has closed, but we can still get you in!  Once you join our team, your staff partner will contact you and explain how to commit to the fundraising and secure your entry.  

If you did not enter the marathon lottery you have two options for joining our team:

1. If you would like to have the lower fundraising minimum of $1,500 (due by October 3), you will be responsible for paying the $185 marathon entry fee.  

2. If you would like the American Cancer Society to cover your entry fee, the fundraising minimum is $1,900 (also due by October 3).  Participants must raise a minimum of $500 by May 19 (which will count towards your minimum).  

These limited entries will go fast so join our team today and help us finish the fight against cancer.  DetermiNation participants receive FREE training and VIP amenities on race weekend.  Whether you are training for your first, or best, marathon we can help you cross the finish line!

There is no half marathon option for this event.  If you are interested in running a half marathon please consider joining us for the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon, Chicago Half Marathon or Naperville Half Marathon

When you join the American Cancer Society DetermiNation endurance event program, you join our nationwide community of athletes and get the best localized support, training, and fundraising tools to help you achieve your personal victory. Every mile of training will be more meaningful and on race day you’ll have the extra motivation you need knowing you’re helping save lives from all types of cancer.

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First Time Runner Info

The DetermiNation program offers you the ultimate community of support, training and inspiration. Learn More

DetermiNation Alumni

We applaud and appreciate the efforts of our DetermiNation program Alumni. Learn More

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Top Fundraisers

Top Fundraisers
  1. Milestone Rachel Leith - $3,351.00
  2. Milestone Courtney Venzon - $1,845.00
  3. Milestone Jennifer Bolf - $1,806.00
  4. Milestone Jorge Larios - $1,772.20
  5. Milestone Jessica Dimas - $1,626.00

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Top Teams

Top Teams
  1. Lacin' and Racin' for a Cure - $3,687.40
  2. Kim and Sue - $2,210.50
  3. Team Loca - $2,067.00
  4. Tiffany's Triumph - $2,041.00
  5. Team Georgia Peach - $1,845.00

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