2022 Chicago Marathon

Good Sports is thrilled to be selected as a member of the 2022 Chicago Marathon Official Charity Program. Our mission is to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need.

Thank you for your interest in running for Good Sports through the 2022 Chicago Marathon Official Charity Program. Funds raised by our 2022 team will provide significant support in increasing access to the lifelong benefits of sports and physical activity for kids in need.   

All applications are due by 11:59 PM on January 31, 2022. Each selected Team Member will receive a guaranteed entry for the 2022 Chicago Marathon, fundraising support and Good Sports apparel. Please answer the following questions to be considered. While the fundraising minimum is $1,750, strong consideration will be given to those who commit to fundraise $2,000 or more. Please note this is a rolling process with limited spots and we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible. Please direct any questions to Rebecca Lynch at rlynch@goodsports.org.

2022 Chicago Marathon Application

  • Please note, all fields below are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applicant Information

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  • Relevant Background

  • Why Good Sports?

  • Fundraising

  • In order to receive a guaranteed entry for the Chicago Marathon, each runner must fundraise at a selected level for Good Sports. Please review and select one of the follow fundraising levels:

    MVP ($2,000 Level)

    • Personal fundraising page on Haku to make fundraising simple and successful
    • Opportunity to be invited to Good Sports events
    • Introduction to equipment recipient program leader/s to learn of equipment impact
    • Impact Report detailing the marathon team's impact on Good Sports
    • Good Sports Marathon Team shirt!

    All-Star ($1,750 Level)

    • Personal fundraising page on Haku to make fundraising simple and successful
    • Good Sports Marathon Team shirt

  • Release Form & Contribution Agreement

    I agree to promptly notify Good Sports in the event you are unable to participate in the 2022 Chicago Marathon (“Event”). I further agree to promptly notify Good Sports in the event any of the information in your application changes between the date of submission and the date of the event.

    I understand that once accepted onto the Good Sports 2022 Marathon Team, Good Sports will make a one-time charge of $25 to my credit card, verifying my acceptance. This deposit of $25 will be applied to my fundraising minimum and holds a Chicago Marathon entry number in my name. As a member of the Good Sports 2022 Marathon Team, I agree to raise a minimum of $3,000 for Good Sports by October 14, 2022. I further agree to collect at least $800 for Good Sports by August 1, 2022. If I have not raised at least $1,750 by October 14, 2022, I will be responsible for the balance owed, and Good Sports has the right to charge the balance I owe to my credit card. I understand that the Bank of America Chicago Marathon charges a $230 registration fee that is not included in my fundraising minimum and which I must pay directly to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. 

    By executing this application, I also grant to Good Sports the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use my name, likeness and/or photograph or voice for all purposes, including editorial, commercial and advertising, in broadcast, telecast, print, or any other medium now known or later developed, and agree to waive the right to any compensation or other claims for such use or otherwise against Good Sports. I also give Good Sports the right to alter any of the foregoing and to copyright the same in its name.

    I understand that the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Good Sports cannot guarantee that an in-person Event will take place as scheduled on October 9, 2022. If the Event is rescheduled, I understand that I am expected to run the race on the rescheduled date and meet the fundraising minimum of $1,750 by the date set by Good Sports. If the Event is canceled, or if I am unable to participate in the race due to injury, illness, travel restrictions, or any other reason, I understand that I am still expected to meet the $1,750 fundraising minimum by the date set by Good Sports. I further understand that deferment of my runner entry from the Event to a future Chicago Marathon or other endurance event is not permitted.

    I agree to comply with all protocols and procedures related to COVID-19 mitigation and public health for the Event, including U.S. federal and state travel guidelines and any quarantine requirements that are in place at the time of the Event.

    I hereby release Good Sports and its members, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, successors and assigns from any and all present and future claims for any loss, injury, illness (including COVID-19), damage (including real or personal property damage) or liability sustained by me while participating in the Event, whether resulting from negligence, inherent risk of sport or exercise or otherwise, and I hereby waive the right to bring any such claims against Good Sports and members, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, successors and assigns. 

    I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Good Sports and its members, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims arising from my involvement in the Event or incidental thereto, wherever, whenever, and however the claims may arise, including, but not limited to, travel to and from the Event.

    I assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for any damages and loss following any loss of property, injury, illness (including COVID-19), permanent disability, or death resulting from my participation in the Event. In the event of an illness, injury or medical emergency arising during the event or in the training and planning sessions for said event, I hereby authorize and give my consent to Good Sports and/or the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to secure from any accredited hospital, clinic and/or physician any treatment deemed necessary for my immediate care. I agree that I will be fully responsible for payment of any and all medical services and treatment rendered to me including but not limited to medical transport, medications, treatment, and hospitalization of an emergency.

    I have read and fully understand the above waiver, release, and assumption of risk and fully understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing this waiver, release, and assumption of risk, and sign it voluntarily.

    I agree that any legal claim or dispute arising out of, or in any way relating to my participation in the Event, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, USA, and will be adjudicated exclusively by and in, and I hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, the federal and state courts located in the Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    I declare I have reviewed the terms and conditions included as part of this application and have exercised my own judgment in completing and signing the same. I further declare that the decision to sign this agreement was voluntary and not based on or influenced by any representation of Good Sports.

  • Emergency Contact Information

    The following person should be contacted in the event of an emergency:

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