26.2 miles – infinite possibilities

Join Team CIF to run for hopes and dreams.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Every year, dedicated athletes make a monumental commitment to Center for Independent Futures: to run 26.2 miles and raise $1,250 each for our programs and services. As an official member of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Program, we offer guaranteed race entries for runners who pledge to raise funds and awareness for our mission: to give individuals with disabilities and their families the skills and opportunities to realize a full life. Since 2007, Team CIF has raised over $100,000 by running for possibilities.

Meet our 2020 runners and support them at this link!

Why Join Team CIF?

When you join Team CIF, you’ll become part of a community that values all dreams and will provide you with one-on-one support along your path toward realizing a dream of your own. During your training, you’ll engage with our dedicated staff, meet Center for Independent Futures community members, and see the difference your efforts are making. We’re committed to providing a supportive experience to all of our runners, including the following benefits:

  • Individualized fundraising support
  • Fundraising incentives, including the opportunity to earn a refund of your marathon registration fee
  • Year-round opportunities to engage with the Center for Independent Futures community
  • Pre-race pasta party with board members, community members, and staff
  • Two free tickets to our fall fundraiser, Brews & Bites
  • Race weekend accommodations with a Center for Independent Futures family if needed

To learn more about Team CIF, contact Connor Larsen at (847) 328-2044 or clarsen@independentfutures.com.

Not sure you’re ready for the full Bank of America Chicago Marathon? You can join Team CIF as part of your participation in any running or athletic event this summer or fall. No matter what your goal is, make your miles mean more by running with Team CIF to support the hopes and dreams of individuals with disabilities.

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Team CIF Chicago Marathon 2020

This could be YOU! Reach out to Connor Larsen to sign up for a guaranteed entry today!

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