An official Charity Team of the
Bank of America
2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon


Brooke McDonough

I’m thrilled to be running the Chicago Marathon in partnership with CASA this year! I’ve been a resident Northern California my entire life– I grew up in the rural foothills

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Peyton Allan

Over the last 3 years, I have discovered two passions of mine. Running and volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. When I learned of the opportunity to combine these

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Michael Worthington

Hello I am Michael, and I am thrilled to be running the Chicago Marathon as part of Team CASA. I will be running with my partner and two friends! I

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Kelly McKee

Hi! I’m Kelly and I’m super excited to be running my first Major Marathon with Team CASA! I grew up in Cleveland and now live in Seattle where I have

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Adam Sherer

I live in the far western suburbs of Chicago with my wife and four children, which includes our 2 foster children. I have seen firsthand the benefit CASA has on

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Christine Watt

After years of considering myself a “bad runner,” I’m so excited to be running the Chicago marathon with Team CASA! I moved to Chicago during the pandemic and forced myself

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Elly Vitek

Hi! My name is Elly and I am incredibly excited to be a part of Team CASA as I take on my first full marathon! I’ve completed a number of

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Shoshana Robbins

I am running for team CASA because, as an educator, I know how important it is for children to be cared for. I have been working with CASA since college,

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Lisa Gard

It’s official y’all. I’m fundraising, training (Rogue Running) and officially registered for my first full marathon. I’ve taken inventory of the things that really mattered to me and let go

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Sylvia Ciszek

This is my first marathon, and I could not be any more excited to represent such an amazing organization. I am running with Team CASA because I recognize the importance

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Carlos Alvarez

Hello! I’m Carlos, I’m from Brownsville, Tx a city way down south in Texas. I started running at the beginning of 2020 in order to lose weight having been a

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Tiffany Johansen

I am an avid runner and absolutely love it. I’ve ran over 15 half marathons and plan on running the 6 Abbott world marathon majors. I have ran one marathon

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Emily Boosalis

I moved to Chicago last fall to begin a clinical psychology graduate program with the goal of working with child victims of abuse. Since moving here, I’ve learned about the

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Eva Underwood

Hello! My name is Eva. I’m from Southern California – beach city just outside of LA. I lived in Chicago for almost two years as a flight attendant and loved

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Michael Paravola

I am a 29 year old living in Lincoln Park, Chicago and am excited to run the Chicago Marathon for the first time. My mom is the Chief Program Officer

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Elise Woulfe

Hi! My name is Elise, and I am so excited to be running in the 2022 Chicago Marathon! This is my second marathon (ran the 2021 New York City Marathon),

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Josh Crask

I am a foster dad down in KY and love to run! When I saw the opportunity to not only run the Chicago marathon, but also raise funds to help

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Geoffrey Boutelier

I am a married father of two kids living in Grand Rapids, MI. I serve on the board for CASA of Kent County so I have a very good understanding

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Louisa Rorschach

When I started running in 2013 and could barely run a mile without stopping, I set a goal of becoming strong enough to finish a whole marathon. As a born

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Maggie Armstrong

My name is Maggie Armstrong and I am a 2nd grade teacher in Chicago, as well as a current Cook County CASA to a local child. This is my first

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Macie Armstrong

I’m so excited to be a member of Team CASA for the Chicago Marathon! I’ve always been a runner and have run two half marathons, but I’m so excited as

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James McIntyre

James McIntyre is the Senior Director of Governmental Affairs and Volunteers for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County. For the past 12 years James has been working on

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Run for a mission that matters--Change a child's story from abuse and neglect to safety and well-being

Team CASA is accepting applications to be on our charity team for the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Members of our team use the incredible experience of training for and running one of the world’s largest marathons to raise awareness and funds for the most vulnerable individuals in Chicago–children in the Cook County foster care system who have experienced abuse and/or neglect. We are grateful to the Bank of American Chicago Marathon who has selected CASA of Cook County as a charity team who is allocated some of the 10,000 slots that are reserved for charity runners who agree to raise funds in exchange for a guaranteed marathon entry. 

Team CASA runners are asked to reach for the goal of raising $2,500, or the cost of providing CASA services for one child in foster care for one year. Runners directly impact the lives of children who will receive individual advocacy in court by a trained CASA volunteer. The advocacy that they receive has been shown to shorten the time they are in foster care and ensure they receive needed medical, educational, and social services while in care. The ultimate goal of CASA is to help each child find a safe, permanent home. The trajectory of these children’s lives are changed because they have a committed adult CASA volunteer who is with them throughout the most traumatic time in their lives.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon requires that charity runners understand that their guaranteed entry into the event is in exchange for their commitment to raise a minimum of $1,750 for the charity. 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.

Does Team CASA sound like the right charity team for you?
Here is what you need to know and do:

1. Click on the Join Team CASA button, and share your name and email.

2. We will send you a Team CASA Runner Agreement with all the details you need to know before you commit to our team, which includes acknowledging fundraising minimums and timelines for raising funds.

3. Once accepted, Team CASA members will be given access to the marathon registration portal where they must pay their own registration fee and set up their fundraising page.

4. Team CASA members are not officially registered for the marathon until they raise their first $200. Team CASA members are only officially registered for the 2022 Bank of America Marathon when they have completed all steps and received registration notification directly from the marathon.

Please direct any questions about Team CASA or corporate sponsorship opportunities to James McIntyre at james.mcintyre@casacookcounty.org.