Our families are suffering.
As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, they're being cut off from even the most basic necessities.
These families struggle financially even in the best of times. But as the COVID-19 crisis deepens, they’re being cut off from many of life’s most basic necessities. They need you now more than ever.
Top 10 Reasons to Run the Chicago Marathon
Top 10 Reasons to Run the Chicago Marathon with Mercy Home
7. Green looks good on you.
Who doesn’t love new running apparel? Join our team and we’ll outfit you in Mercy Home green so you can show your Hero pride as you’re training to go the distance. And in a sea of 45,000 runners on race day, you’ll stand out as one of our Heroes!
8. Because Mercy Home and the Chicago Marathon go way back…to 1992.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls was one of the first charities to receive support from the Chicago Marathon, and we’ve got the paper pledge forms to prove it. Mercy Home’s connection to the Chicago Marathon is strong, and we’re honored to be partnered with them again today!
Each year, half of our Heroes are first-time marathoners, achieving something they maybe never thought was possible. So if this is your first marathon, you’ll be in good company and get lots of support. And if this isn’t your first marathon, your first-timer teammates will help bring back all the memories from your first 26.2-mile journey.
10. Because no distance is too far to save a child’s life.
We’re so grateful for the support, dedication, and kindness of our Mercy Home Heroes. We can’t thank our Heroes enough for making their miles matter more by running on behalf of Mercy Home.