Bank of America Chicago Marathon FAQs




What is the cost of registration?
All participants must register themselves for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon via the registration link provided by CATC upon team application approval and must commit to the minimum fundraising requirements ($1,000 for runners with charity guaranteed entry and $500 for lottery registrants).
What is the minimum fundraising amount and what is the deadline to turn in pledges?
Each Team CATC member who receives a guaranteed race entry is committed to raising a minimum of $1,000. Lottery registrants who elect to join Team CATC are encouraged to raise at minimum $500 for the team.
All donations must be turned in by October 31, 2014.
What happens if I do not reach my minimum fundraising goal by October 31, 2014?
If the minimum pledge amount is not received on or before October 31, 2014, CATC will charge the remaining balance due to the runner’s credit card on that date. You will be notified before the charge is made.
Are donations made on my behalf tax deductible?
Yes, all donations in which goods or services are not received are 100 percent tax deductible.
Will CATC acknowledge my contributors?
CATC will send a gift receipt and acknowledgement letter to anyone who makes a donation on behalf of a Team CATC member.
How can my supporters make a donation?
The fastest and easiest way for your supporters to make a donation on your behalf is to refer them to the personal fundraising page you created on this website. If they prefer, they can write a check to Children at the Crossroads Foundation with your name on the memo line and mail it to:
Children at the Crossroads Foundation
Attn: Team CATC
751 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
What online fundraising tools are available to Team CATC members?
Each runner can create a personal fundraising page on our website. We have provided free online tools to help you share your personal story to inspire others to give on your behalf, track fundraising and thank your supporters.
How can I find out if my company offers a matching gift?
First, check to see if your company has a matching gift program. The website can be helpful in determining which companies match donations. Complete a matching gift form (available from your company’s Human Resources) and send it in with your donation.
How can I check my personal fundraising totals?
You track your fundraising efforts via your participant center. This tool allows you to review your pledges any time of the day. When a donation is made online, it is processed automatically and added toward your fundraising total. Donations made by check or money order will be processed and counted toward your total within 10 business days after it is received by CATC.
When will I receive my Team CATC shirt?
Runners will be notified in July of arrival of team shirts and pick-up location.
Will CATC host a tent within Charity Village on race day?
No. CATC however will offer an offsite location for gear check, refreshments, stretching and post-race family meeting. Details will be distributed to runners in May.
When can I pick up my marathon bib number and packet?
All participants are required to pick-up bib number and race packets during the Bank of America
Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, October 10, 2014 and Saturday, October 11, 2014 during scheduled hours of operation. All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID upon picking up their own Participant Packet.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please contact Kymberly Marrinson, Director of Development, at 312.268.2567 or