Charity running has become an integral part of the Life Time Chicago Half Marathon & 10K, and we want to continue supporting your programs and the causes they focus on improving. Training for a half marathon is a challenge, and finding the right motivation is a great way to keep it fun and help athletes stay committed.
Prospective Charity Partners
The 2023 Life Time Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Charity Program application is available now. Please visit the link below for more information about the program and how to join.
We appreciate all of the charities that will be a part of race weekend and look forward to adding new and returning organizations to this amazing race.
2023 Charity Partners
American Cancer Society - Team DetermiNation
The American Cancer Society is a leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We are improving the lives of people with cancer and their families as the only organization combating cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
Team DetermiNation is the American Cancer Society’s event endurance program, spanning a variety of sports including cycling, running, hiking, yoga, and more. The collective efforts of the dedicated athletes who use their fortitude to help raise funds to take down cancer are nothing short of amazing.
Association House of Chicago
Since 1899, we have served a vibrant, multicultural community. We use a trauma-informed, culturally responsive model to promote health and wellness and create opportunities for educational and economic advancement. We were founded on the belief that every person should be able to pursue their life’s purpose. Working in areas of high economic hardship, we fill the gaps that leave low-income individuals and families struggling.
Cellmates on the Run
Cellmates on the Run is a running team that brings individuals together to achieve a common goal: cure diabetes. When you join the official running team of the Chicago Diabetes Project, you will be raising money to advance diabetes research focused on a functional cure through islet cell transplants. Together, every mile brings us closer to a functional cure for diabetes. Will you choose to challenge yourself and help outrun diabetes? Please join us. With your help, we will be 26.2 miles closer to a cure.
We are a not-for-profit dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Forging Youth Resilience
Forging Youth Resilience (FYR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers young people to build physical and mental strength for life by providing access to a network of community-based fitness programs, nutrition education and mentorship.
We use fitness as a tool to teach imperative life skills like perseverance, grit, determination, resilience and confidence to prepare our athletes to face the challenges life throws their way with grace, maturity and strength.
International University of Vedic Wellness
The International University of Vedic Wellness offers a holistic framework to reclaim the ancient wisdom of Vedic philosophy to make successful life transitions.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding research to cure type 1 diabetes. Our vision is a world without type 1 diabetes, and our mission is improving lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of all people diagnosed with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease.
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois improves the health and well-being of people at risk for or affected by kidney disease through prevention, education and empowerment.
When our work began in 1987, our approach was simple. We provided donated medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in the under-developed world. But over the last 30 years, we’ve learned a lot, and grown the scope and the reach of our programs, because ultimately we believe WHERE you live shouldn’t determine WHETHER you live. Today, Project C.U.R.E. offers numerous sustainable solutions to global health problems and issues.
Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Our mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion.
Renewal Neighborhood Ministry
Renewal Neighborhood Ministry offers a broad and ever-increasing variety of programs aimed at transforming our neighborhoods by building relationships, encouraging children’s education, and giving kids a safe, supportive environment to grow. These programs include classroom tutoring, after school mentoring, summer programs, youth sports leagues, as well as walking alongside individual families in many different ways.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Chicago
We improve the lives of children by providing innovative pediatric specialty care, cutting-edge research, and outstanding medical education. We specialize in care related to cerebral palsy, clubfoot, scoliosis and a variety of rare diseases. We also treat spinal cord injuries, offer plastic surgery including craniofacial, cleft lip and cleft palate repair, and pediatric rehabilitation in a friendly, family-centered environment regardless of the family’s ability to pay or insurance status.
TEAM TO END AIDS (T2)
TEAM TO END AIDS (T2)’s mission is to improve the lives of those who are living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, by raising critical funds to support the programs of AIDS Foundation Chicago. Through endurance sports, T2 raises awareness, reduces stigma, empowers participants and encourages action to create health equity across Chicagoland.