Posts about the Mercy Home Heroes Bank of America Chicago Marathon team.

Ruben’s Big Surprise: A Hero’s Sacrifice

Ruben, a Mercy Home resident, overcame many obstacles to join the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Mercy Home Hero. Race-day, however, didn’t turn out the way he planned. But fellow Hero Jen Guzman, inspired by Ruben’s journey, stepped up to make things right and gave him an unforgettable surprise.

Ruben’s Story: Breaking Down Walls & Finding His Stride

Read about Mercy Home resident and Hero, Ruben as he shares his story about his life before and after Mercy Home.

Marathon Tips For Mercy Heroes

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ Endurance Program Coordinator Jim Harding knows a thing or two about running a marathon – he has run 26 of them. Jim has done the Chicago Marathon 12 times and has a good handle on what to expect. As runners put the final touches on their training and preparation, we sat down with Jim for some advice from his years of experience.

How to Avoid Running Injuries

Dr. David O’Brian, a well-known sports medicine specialist, gives advice to our Heroes on the best preventative measures to take to avoid running injuries.

Mercy Home Hero Runs 50K In One Day

Our Mercy Home Heroes team coordinator, Jim Harding is fond of reciting the team motto—“no distance is too far to save a child.” On Tuesday afternoon, and well into the evening, Harding put his miles where his mouth is, trotting 50 kilometers, (31 miles), to raise funds for our young people.