Run with Team Diabetes!


Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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The American Diabetes Association will once again be participating in the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a charity team, Team Diabetes. This will be our sixth year as an official charity, and we will once again be running for the 29 million people living with diabetes. Join us as we get fit, have fun, and fundraise for a meaningful cause!

When you join Team Diabetes you will help the 29 million Americans living with diabetes by raising critically needed funds for research, education and advocacy, while staying fit and accomplishing the goal of a lifetime. To learn more about Team Diabetes, please contact Deanna Galea by phone at 312-346-1805 x6565, or email

For a limited time: Show others who you're running for! Receive this exclusive Team Diabetes Magnet when you complete Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration!

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All Runners who run with Team Diabetes in the
Chicago Marathon and raise the $1,000 minimum to support the ADA's mission will receive the same exclusive benefits! Post close spots must raise $1,500. Note: Runners must raise 75% of required funds no later than 10 days before the Marathon. If 75% of your funds are not raised, your bib will be held until payment is issued. No exceptions will be made.

    • Red Hand Guaranteed entry into the
      Bank of America Chicago Marathon
    • Red Hand Marathon Training program through Chicago Endurance Sports
    • Red Hand Race Weekend VIP amenities.
    • Red Hand Personalized fundraising web page to help you reach your fundraising goal.
    • Red Hand Support from other teammates and ADA staff.
    • Red Hand Exclusive Team Diabetes running jersey (when minimum is met).
    • Red Hand E-newsletters with training tips, fundraising tips, day of event information, and much more!
    • Red Hand Pasta Dinner (guests at a discounted price).
    • Red Hand The satisfaction of knowing you’re running for the 29 million Americans living with diabetes.

 Participants are responsible for paying the $185 Chicago Marathon entry fee when you register on the Chicago Marathon website.  This minimum will increase to $1,500 after April 12th in accordance with the Chicago Marathon charity program guidelines.

Upon registering on this site, you will be contacted by a member of the ADA staff.  

Entry Requirements- ALL runners MUST register on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon website to receive guaranteed entry into the Chicago Marathon. Signing up on this page without a Chicago Marathon registration does not guarantee your Chicago Marathon entry. 

Please note: Registration for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is currently open until June 21st. The required fundraising minimum for these post-lottery spots per the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Rules and Regulations is $1,500. 

To secure your spot on our team, the next steps are:

Step One: Register for marathon via the Bank of America Chicago Marathon website Please skip to Step Three if you have your own entry to the  Bank of America Chicago Marathon, or if you are participating in an event other than the
Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
 Please note: Once your
registration has been accepted through the Bank of America
Chicago Marathon website, there are no additional steps to registering for the
Chicago Marathon. It is possible to be accepted to more than one charity. Once your entry to Team Diabetes has been accepted, you are committing to raising funds for Team Diabetes.

Step Two: Read, sign, submit the Team Diabetes commitment form. Please note: no guaranteed entries will be approved by Team Diabetes until the commitment form is received.

Step Three: Join the team! You can do this on this website above. Click “register as an individual” at the top of the page and once you complete the process you will have your very own fundraising page created for you. From your participant center, you will be able to upload a photo and customize the text on the page so you can share your story about why you are choosing to run with Team Diabetes.

Why run with Team Diabetes? 

    • Red Hand Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes.
    • Red Hand If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.
    • Red Hand Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non traumatic lower-limb amputations, and blindness among adults in the United States.
    • Red Hand Diabetes kills more people annually than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

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A Red Runner is someone living with diabetes that runs with Team Diabetes! The purpose of the Red Runner Program is to support everyone living with diabetes. It is an opportunity to participate with others sharing a similar story and to represent people living with diabetes. 

By becoming a Red Runner, you will represent people with diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research and programs.


Sponsorship Opportunities

To inquire about partnership opportunities, please contact Deanna Galea by phone at 312-346-1805 x6565, or email

Team Diabetes is an official charity and training program of Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Chicago Endurance Sports is the Official Training Partner for Team Diabetes

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For more information, please contact Deanna Galea by phone at 312-346-1805 x6565, or email