Team CASA Chicago Marathon

An official Charity Team of the
2020 Bank of America
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Virtual Experience
  • Week of October 5-11, 2020

Run for Team CASA

The 2020 Chicago Marathon has been cancelled, but the mission of CASA of Cook County has not! In fact, during the pandemic the children in Cook County foster care are even more at risk and in need of the vital support offered by CASA volunteers.

All are welcome to join the Chicago Marathon Virtual Experience the week of October 5-11, 2020! It’s free and runners can choose to run 1 mile, 5K, 8K, or a half marathon (26.2 miles is reserved for those runners who were registered for the 2020 Chicago Marathon).

Runners can make the virtual run even more memorable by raising funds and awareness for CASA of Cook County! As an official marathon charity, at the end of the registration form runners can choose to make a donation to the charity of their choice, including CASA of Cook County. Let your community know you are running for CASA and children in Cook County foster care. Register to run by September 28, 2020.

All charity runners must also comply with all charity rules and regulations. Team CASA will be accepting applications through March 31, 2020, or until all available slots are full.

Please direct any questions about Team CASA or corporate sponsorship opportunities to Abby Vlahos at abby.vlahos@casacookcounty.org.
Team CASA 2019

In 2019, Team CASA had 14 runners cross the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. They used their incredible athletic achievement to raise awareness and funds for children who have experienced abuse and neglect and are now in protective custody in Cook County. Together Team CASA raised over $20,000 to enable us to serve TEN additional children. Each of these children received the one-on-one support of a CASA volunteer who
advocates for their best interests in court, schools, and communities. At a time when the child welfare system is in crisis in Illinois, CASA has never been more important for the safety and well-being of the most vulnerable individuals in our communities. Thank you, Team CASA!