Team Race for ALS
We're racing for a cure across three great events! Whether you're new to running or ready to set a new personal record, there's a place for you on our team.
- Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk in May
- Life Time Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K in May
- Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October
The funds you raise by participating in these events go toward our mission to provide the most comprehensive care and support to people living with ALS and their families so that they can confidently navigate the disease, and advance scientific research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of ALS.
Limited entries into the Chicago Marathon are available through our team each year, or you can join Team Race for ALS and fundraise with your own marathon entry. You'll get training and fundraising support, official running shirts, and much more.
For more information, please contact Kim Kempf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 18, 2024
The annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk honors former Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 teacher Lew Blond, who passed away from ALS in 2000. A portion of the proceeds go to the Les Turner ALS Foundation in Lew’s memory.
There are activities for all age levels including the Little Lew 50-yard dash for children up to six years old. The Lew Blond 5K is a great chance for people of all ability levels to get some exercise, enjoy the sun, and support ALS care and research.
During registration, if you select 'Les Turner ALS Foundation' in the "How did you hear about the Lew Blond Run?" drop-down, the full proceeds from your registration will be donated to the Foundation.
Life Time Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Maggie Daley Park in Chicago
We don't just race to the finish line. We race to a CURE.
Welcome to the 2024 Life Time Chicago Spring Half Marathon. Run for the Les Turner ALS Foundation and join a community committed to finding a world free of ALS. Stroll along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, then get the party started at the Spring Market Finish Festival complete with take-home flowers, beer, brunch, live music, photo ops, and much more.
The funds you raise go toward our mission to provide the most comprehensive care and support to people living with ALS and their families so that they can confidently navigate the disease, and advance scientific research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of ALS.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2024
Grant Park, Chicago
We are sold out and have no more entries available for the 2024 marathon. However, if you have your own entry to the marathon, you can still join us and raise funds for people living with ALS — just select "I have an entry" during registration below.
Join our team for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and receive these benefits:
- Our entries for the 2024 Chicago Marathon are all taken, but you can still join our team if you have your own entry — and if you fundraise $3,000 or more, we will refund your entry fee.
- Official Team Race for ALS technical running t-shirt/singlet
- Customized donation page and assistance with fundraising to ensure you reach your goals
- Eligibility for free training with a training program in your area
- Pre-race pasta dinner with the team
Fundraising commitments are as follows:
- $1,250 if registered by Dec. 31, 2023
- $1,750 if registered by May 31, 2024 (or until space is filled)
- $800 if you have your own guaranteed marathon entry
All Team Race for ALS participants are required to sign a waiver agreeing to these commitments. Runners must achieve the commitments by Nov. 13, 2024 or the credit card on file will be charged the remaining amount.