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Join us as we get fit, have fun, and fundraise for a meaningful cause! 

Team Diabetes has a limited number of guaranteed entries available through the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon's Official Charity Program! 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. 

Please note: Team Diabetes runners are required to register through the Chicago Marathon's website and pay the fee in addition to registering on this site. Registering on this website does not guarantee your spot in the Chicago Marathon. The 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon lottery will open on Tuesday, March 10 at 12 p.m.(US Central Time). Runners can also sign up with a guaranteed entry at this time by using this link to register on the Chicago Marathon's website.

For more information on fundraising requirements of Team Diabetes Runners, see the benefits section below. To learn more about Team Diabetes, please contact Sarah Fried by phone at 312-346-1805, or email sfried@diabetes.org

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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.

    • Red Hand Guaranteed entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
    • Red Hand Marathon Training program through the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) (http://www.cararuns.org/). View more information about CARA
    • Red Hand 1 year membership with CARA* (Virtual training option available).
    • 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.
    • 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.


Experience is the best coach and CARA's been training runners to take on 26.2 miles since 1989! If your goal or dream is to complete the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 11, they can help you make it happen. Their popular 18-week program will prepare you to successfully and safely cross the finish line. Sign up today for training and receive a one-year CARA membership. Click here for more information.

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

Why run with Team Diabetes? Together we can Stop Diabetes Logo

The American Diabetes Association will once again be participating in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a charity team, Team Diabetes. This will be our fifth 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. Did you know?:

    • 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 Sarah Fried at sfried@diabetes.org or (312) 346-1805. 

Event Entry Requirements

Find out more at www.chicagomarathon.com. For more information about running on our Team Diabetes Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Running Team, please visit www.diabetes.org/rocknrollchicago.

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

Step One - Read, sign and submit this commitment form. Your spot on Team Diabetes is not guaranteed until this commitment form is turned in.

Step Two - 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.

Step Three - Register for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon as soon as registration opens in March on their website at www.chicagomarathon.com. It’s a lottery process, but upon registration you will select “American Diabetes Association” as your charity team, and this will guarantee your entry.

Team Diabetes is an official charity and training program of Bank of America Chicago Marathon and an official charity partner of XSport Fitness Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon presented by Humana Vitality

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For more information please contact Sarah Fried at 312-346-1805 or email sfried@diabetes.org