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.

2022 Charity Partners

RUN PROUD with TEAM TO END AIDS (T2), endurance training charity program benefiting AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC). T2 offers world class training programs for multiple endurance events. T2 is about the journey and the destination. Coaches, staff and athletes will help you train, fundraise and celebrate life, making your T2 experience unforgettable. For more than 35 years, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) has led the fight to create health equity and justice for people living with and disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS.

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.

Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities is a Chicago-born organization that has been enriching the lives of individuals for 53 years. SOC/SCC supports athletes with intellectual disabilities in all neighborhoods of Chicago, working with 23 parks, 152 schools, and 23 agencies. We provide programming for more than 7,500 athletes who live in Chicago and 70% of whom live at or below the poverty level. The competitions, events, and activities play an integral role in the lives of the athletes.

We believe every child has the right to play. As a foundation, we believe that physical activity is critical to a child’s development and is directly correlated to how they perform in the classroom.