Jewelers for Children (JFC) has guaranteed entries for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon to be held on October 11. This means that runners participating in the Chicago Marathon can not only run in one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, but they can raise funds for JFC at the same time.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon annually attracts participants from across the country and around the world. The Chicago Marathon has more than 10,000 runners supporting 172 charity organizations. Since 2002, more than $115 million has been raised for those charities.
Participants in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon can select to raise funds for Jewelers for Children. As an affiliate charity, JFC has access to five guaranteed entries that will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to registrants who sign up with the charity. Runners who get a guaranteed spot in the Marathon, or those that secure a spot during the lottery period, can build a Jewelers for Children fundraising page and ask their family, friends, and acquaintances to support their effort by donating to Jewelers for Children.
All participants are being asked to raise at least $1,000 for JFC and will be required to meet all the eligibility and participation requirements of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Anyone interested in participating can find all the information on the organization’s website at www.jewelersforchildren.org, or by contacting JFC.