Charity Program

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

Is your charity organization interested in using the 2024 Life Time Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K as a valuable fundraising tool? Please visit the link below for more information about the program and how to join.


The application for the 2024 Charity Program is closed.


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.

2024 Charity Partners

The Life Time Foundation is dedicated to inspiring Healthy People, a Healthy Planet, and a Healthy Way of Life. Through financial grants and direct action, we support Youth Nutrition by helping schools serve wholesome, nourishing, minimally processed food to students; Youth Movement by championing physical movement programs that get children active and excited to move for life; and a Healthy Planet by supporting forestation and conservation initiatives, so everyone can live healthy, happy lives.

By raising as a Foundation Athlete, athletes are athletes are guaranteed race entry, receive top-class performance gear, and become part of an incredible, mission-driven community.

A Boy and His Dream

American Brain Tumor Association

The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis. We do this through interactions and engagements with brain tumor patients and their families, collaborations with allied groups and organizations, and the funding of brain tumor research.


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.


Breakthrough T1D

As the leading global type 1 diabetes research and advocacy organization, Breakthrough T1D, formerly known as JDRF, helps make everyday life with type 1 diabetes better while driving toward cures. We do this by investing in the most promising research, advocating for progress by working with government to address issues that impact the T1D community, and helping educate and empower individuals facing this condition.


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.


Erie Family Health Centers

Erie Family Health Centers provide accessible, comprehensive, high-quality healthcare to more than 85,000 patients at 13 sites across Chicago and the northern suburbs – regardless of insurance status, immigration status, or ability to pay.


Forging Youth Resilience

Forging Youth Resilience (FYR) is a member-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Local Clubs in cities across the country. FYR 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.


Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

Our mission sounds simple, but it ultimately changes lives by building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


Les Turner ALS Foundation

The Les Turner ALS Foundation exists to care for those affected by the disease, answer their questions, support them and their loved ones and provide hope through scientific research. We also support the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at Northwestern University.


LUNGevity Foundation

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 NKFI supports patients who have been newly diagnosed with kidney disease, their families, and health professionals across the state of Illinois. We offer a free kidney camp for children living with kidney disease; host one of the only family programs for families with children diagnosed with kidney disease; run regular community health seminars in English and Spanish; offer free kidney health screenings; and coordinate ongoing professional education.


Palestine Children's Relief Fund

Our mission is to provide medical and humanitarian relief collectively and individually to children throughout the Levant, regardless of their nationality or religion.


Project Purple

Project Purple is a 501c3 that focused on improving the lives of those battling pancreatic cancer and their families through hope, support, and compassion. Project Purple offers patients battling patients financial support and funds research for early detection. Project Purple’s mission is a world without pancreatic cancer.



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.