Welcome to the 2021 Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Virtual Charity Program. We are so excited for the return of this amazing race and we cannot wait for you to be a part of it. Since its creation, the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K has partnered with organizations throughout the Chicagoland area in the pursuit of raising awareness and funding towards meaningful causes that affect everyone around us.
Becoming a charity partner also comes with its perks. Each charity organization that enrolls in our charity program will receive a registration discount for every athlete that signs up under their charity name. Also, as your charity team grows, you will qualify for additional perks such as comp codes for coaches, social media highlights for your organization on our social media platforms, informative zoom calls with LT staff, and much more.
Dates: The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Virtual race will officially begin Thursday, May 20 and run until Sunday, May 23, 2021
Discounts for Registration: Your charity will receive its own unique discount code valid for $10 off of each usage by your athletes.
*Please continue reading this document for additional information on how the charity program works and what you need to do in order to secure your place as a valued charity partner.
Follow these steps to secure your place in the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Virtual Charity Program.
Step 1: Review this document in its entirety. Please reach out with questions you might have. (Staff contact information is listed at the bottom of this document)
Step 2: To register for the charity program, please complete the form via the link below.
Step 3: Life Time staff will respond with relevant information to begin your athlete recruiting process once your application has been reviewed.
Step 4: Recruit and grow your team!
Once each step is completed, Life Time’s Charity Manager will contact you with your unique code which can be distributed directly to your athletes. Please refrain from posting this code in public facing platforms. Each month, the Charity Manager will send you a report of everyone who has registered using your unique charity code. This will ensure you are aware of your partnership level on a monthly basis.
Below are the different levels of charity partnership, each based on the number of athletes participating under your charity. Final partnership levels will be calculated 30 days prior to the end of the event.
Social Media Highlights: As a bonus for your participation, your charity will be highlighted on our social media platforms. These highlights can cover your charity’s mission, your fundraising goals, an athlete shout out, etc. Content must be appropriate and relevant to your charity.
Zoom Call with LT Staff: Our staff members working closely with the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Virtual Race will connect with your athletes to provide information on how to prepare and what to expect on race day. They will also help answer any questions your athletes may have.
Gift Card Rewards: To be utilized however you see fit. Could be awarded to the athlete that raises the most money, runs the fastest half marathon or 10K within your team or can be used for organizational purposes.
Race Box Inserts: Charity group granted rights to provide a branded premium in the finisher package that is mailed to participants. No liquids or paper inserts allowed. Inserts must be pre-approved. Restrictions and deadlines apply.
All charity groups will receive a single charity code to distribute among their athletes. That code will be valid for $10 off current registration fees for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Virtual.
*If your charity organization would like to enroll in our bill back option, please reach out to the LT Staff contact information at the bottom of this document.
The Fine Print
This program represents an agreement between Life Time, Inc. and the participating charity, its coaches, athletes and relevant support staff. Pass through inclusions and/or entitlements via third parties (i.e. club sponsors, retail partners, etc.) are not permitted within the scope of this program.
- Charity organizations and their athletes must be registered for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K Virtual Charity Program 30 days prior to race day (April 24, 2021) in order to receive program benefits.
- Your charity team must have at least 10 registered athletes in order to qualify for charity program benefits.
- Unfortunately, those who fail to register using the charity code are not eligible for a retroactive discount, nor can they be added towards a charity’s registration count.
We look forward to a successful 2021 with you! If you have any questions, please reach out to Jeremy Weitzman at firstname.lastname@example.org.