Join us for the 40th Anniversary Race – Sunday, October 8, 2017

No distance is too far to save a child.

You can be a Hero to children in need by running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for Mercy Home. With every step you take, you’ll help give abused, neglected, and abandoned children a safe, loving home.

You can do it…and we’ll help

As a member of our Mercy Home Heroes team, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to reach the finish line.

Guaranteed Race Entry 

Don’t take your chances in the drawing. Secure your spot by signing up today with the Mercy Home Heroes team and we’ll cover $100 of your entry fee (limited-time offer).


Whether it’s your first marathon or you are a seasoned veteran, we will provide free training programs to make sure you reach the finish line.


Enjoy a pre-race pasta dinner, a post-race victory party, and team get-togethers throughout the year.


Show everyone that you’re making a difference for kids with your free training shirt and race-day singlet.

Fundraising Support 

We’ll give you everything you need, including your own web page. Among the many great incentives: Hit your goal, and we’ll refund your registration fee.


You’ll get a Hero’s welcome from staff, kids, friends and family as you pass Mile 16 and our Rockin’ Race Day party at Mercy Home.