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 2019 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
  • Discounted membership in the Chicago Area Runners Association and discounted registration in their Summer Marathon Training Program, which offers group marathon training at all levels
  • 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.

Team CIF Chicago Marathon 2019

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

Team CIF Hall of Fame: 2007-2018

Sabrina Arguello | Ami Aronson | Soraya Azevedo |  Ed Bacher | Michael Baer | Steph Bay | Al Belmonte | Chrissy Bendzinski | Kim Benton | Carlyn Berghoff | Kate Berry | Jacob Biernacki | Jocelyn Bohn | Dan Broughton | Ellen Burke | Keith Burns | Mark Chomiczewski | Lisa Cipriano |  Brian Clarke | Nick Connell | Lucille Conti | Adrienne Cuschieri | Carolyn DeWitt | Patrick Dillon | Sean Doe-Simkins | Mark Dolan | Robert Donnelly | Kaitlin Dunn | John Durcan | Tara Esparza | Roberta Fahey | Alex Finnegan | Erin Fitzpatrick | Sam Freeman | Geoff Friedrich | Laura Futransky | Adam Ganjani | Kennedy Gates | Fabian Gauna | Mike Gavin | Charlie Goff | Pedro Gomez Gallardo | Tom Guthrie | Jay Handy | Kim Handy | Jacque Heavey | David Heidt | Beth Hellenbrand | Danny Herrera | Fernando Herrera | Dal Hills | Harold Jesser | Justin Kelly | Will Kerns | Mary Kitchin | Elizabeth Klodd | Richard Koenig | Sharon Koenig | Mark Kriston | Rob Kunzler | Lisa Langenfeld | Emily Larsen | Seema Ledan | Jimmy Lee | Christina Lesnikowski | Megan Madigan | Loretta Maestranzi | Elizabeth Male | Genita Male | Jennifer Maple | Zack Matlin | Katy Masarirambi | Clark Matthews | Julie Mayne | Ashley Mazur | Seamus McDermott | Mary Beth McLain | William Meyers | Brigid Miller | Kay Min | Amy Nagle | Miriam Nard | Mai Linh Nguyen | Conor O’Donovan | Elizabeth Odunsi | Wayne Onak | Kristen Pals | Samuel Pera | Kelly Pickering | Nora Quish | Miguel Reyes | Ruth Reyna | Lesley Rivetto | Haresh Sapra | Paul Seger | Erica Sher | Mike Shugrue | Ann Sickon | Marie Sickon-Burke | Timothy Stevens | Katy Smyser-McAleer | Alexandra Swift | Emmy Swift | Stephanie Taylor | George Terzakis | Alyssa Thiem | Danny Valencia | Erik Walter | Taryn Westra | Ed Woods | Elvira Yambot | Tony Yerkes | Leeann Zahrt

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