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).

Training 🏃

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.

Events 🏅

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

Gear 🎽

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.

Cheer 🙌

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.