Charity & Organizations

Helping those who need help.

We partner with the best charities and organizations in the Chicago running community. These programs raise money and awareness for some of the leading health and social issues, and along the way they train many runners to get to the finish line of half and full marathons, triathlons and more.

Our Charity of the Month program highlights one charity per month through all our stores and marketing efforts. More information and donations are accepted upon checkout at all Fleet Feet Chicago locations. Fun games, prizes and events are held to support and promote each month's highlighted charity, too.

Here's our schedule for 2019.

January: Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

February: Back on My Feet

  • Mission: Combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.
  • Learn more here.

March: Lupus Foundation of America

  • Mission: Provides personal support to people living with lupus and those that care about them.
  • Learn more here.

April: Imerman Angels

  • Mission: Provides guidance and resources with an emphasis on one-on-one support for cancer fighters and caregivers.
  • Learn more here.

May: PAWS Chicago

  • Mission: National model in animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs.
  • Learn more here.

June: The Les Turner ALS Foundation

  • Mission: Provides those affected by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) with the best quality of care and a local community of support to provide their loved ones with answers and encouragement.
  • Learn more here.

July: American Cancer Society

  • Mission: Strives to achieve a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.
  • Learn more here.

August: American Heart Association

  • Mission: Fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Learn more here.

September: Golden Apple

  • Mission: Works to inspire, develop and support teacher and school leader excellence in Illinois.
  • Learn more here.

October: Girl Scouts

  • Mission: The preeminent leadership development organization for girls.
  • Learn more here.

November: Respiratory Health Association & Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Mission(Respiratory Health Association): Prevents lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research, and policy change.
  • Learn more here.
  • Mission(Big Brothers Big Sisters):
  • Learn more here.

December: Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

  • Mission: One of the top pediatric providers in the nation, treating Chicago's children.
  • Learn more here.



All charities listed below offer guaranteed Chicago Marathon registration, EXCEPT those marked with an asterisk (*). Click on a charity to learn more.

T2 logo

Team To End Aids (T2) Benefitting Aids Foundation of Chicago

Alzheimers Foundation ALZ Stars

Alzheimer's Association Team ALZ Stars

acs team determination

American Cancer Society

team diabetes

American Diabetes Association Team Diabetes

AHA Run with Heart

American Heart Association Run with Heart

American Liver Foundation

American Liver Foundation

Arthritis Foundation | Team Conquer Arthritis

back on my feet

Back On My Feet

Big Shoulders Fund

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago


Girls on the Run

Girl Scouts

golden apple

Golden Apple

LUNGevity Foundation

chicago runs

Chicago Run


Lurie's Children

Lurie's Children's Marathon Team

gilda's clubs

Gilda's Club Chicago

Children's Tumor Foundation

Children's Tumor Foundation

imerman angels

Imerman Angels

Latinos Progresando

Les Turner ALS Foundation

lung power team

Lung Power Team

Lupus Society of Illinois

mercy home

Mercy Home For Boys & Girls

rha chicago

Respiratory Health Association

Run Domestic Violence Out of Town

special olympics

Special Olympics

team salute

Team Salute

team paws


Team Tillman | Pat Tillman Foundation

team world vision

Team World Vision

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