Team CIF Reaches the Finish Line

October 17, 2017

On Sunday, October 8, eight runners representing Team CIF took the 26.2 mile journey from the start to the finish line of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Every step of their route supported the journeys individuals with disabilities take along the way to full, independent lives.

Race weekend kicked off with a Pasta Party at the Center for Independent Futures office, where runners, staff, board members, and participants gathered for a meal. Thanks to a generous donation from the Lincolnwood Town Center Olive Garden, our runners were fueled and ready to go.

On Sunday morning, a cheering squad of participants and staff members set up a tent at the marathon's Charity Block Party. As the runners ran by at mile 14, the group kept their energy up with their encouragement. Despite the heat, all eight Team CIF runners crossed the finish line.

During their months of training for the race, our runners raised over $11,000 for Center for Independent Futures. Celebrate the team's success by visiting their Crowdrise page here and clicking on the red button on the right that says "Donate to this fundraiser," or donate to an individual runner by clicking on the names at the bottom of the page.

Team CIF will be back at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2018. If you or anyone you know would like acheive the dream of running a marathon while helping others reach their own dreams, contact Elizabeth at (847) 328-2044 or emale@independentfutures.com.

Registration opens on October 24, and spots are limited, so call or email today to guarantee your entry into this incredible event!

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