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

Applications for the 2022 Life Time Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Charity Program are now available. We appreciate all of the charities that will be a part of race weekend and look forward to adding new and returning organizations to next year’s race.

2021 Charity Partners

MDA’s Team Momentum is honored to once again serve as the official charity partner of the 2021 Chicago Spring Virtual Half Marathon & 10K . While not in-person, #MDAteam will still be at the Chicago Spring Half & 10K virtually! To join MDA at the race, securing a FREE race entry and participate in MDA’s Movement Month, visit

MDA is committed to transforming the lives of individuals with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest and longest-established organization for people with neuromuscular diseases, MDA works tirelessly on behalf of the neuromuscular disease community. We’ve done so for 70 years.  MDA is on the frontline protecting our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We work with children and teens in urban neighborhoods where the challenges of daily life severely affect their ability to pursue healthy and happy childhoods. We develop programs where kids can feel safe, be engaged in wholesome activities, build healthy relationships, expand their self-worth, and develop the life skills they need to move confidently toward a better future.

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 13.1 miles closer to a cure.

LUNGevity Foundation is the nation’s leading lung cancer organization focused on improving outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education and support for patients, survivors and caregivers, and policy initiatives.

By The Hand is a Christ-centered, after-school program that takes kids by the hand and walks with them from kindergarten through college, loving and nurturing them—mind, body and soul.

By The Hand began in 2001 with 16 children from Cabrini-Green. Since then, we have witnessed transformation within the lives of our kids—and as an organization. Thanks to the many people who help make The Solution possible, we now serve more than 1,600 kids from Cabrini-Green, Altgeld-Murray, Austin and Englewood, with property in North Austin to begin serving there.

Project: VISION (PV) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help youth in Chicago’s Greater Chinatown community reach their full potential by providing them with tools for educational, personal, and civic development.

Our goal is to support youth holistically and within safe spaces, supporting their academic success and preparing them for college and the future workplace. In addition to making sure they are good students and future career successful professionals, we also want our youth to be good citizens.

Therefore, we aim to equip them with confidence, social-emotional skills, and a sense of social responsibility that empowers them to give back to their communities. PV has reached over 1,100 middle and high school youth with free out-of-school-time programming and is currently the largest youth program provider in the community.