Please note there are two registration categories. The Team Registration is intended for those participants who have already registered for the Marathon and have secured a runners bib to the event. That registration is $45 because it does not include a race entry.
Bank of American Chicago Marathon (Team Entry and Race Registration) is for those participants who would like the IAFF to secure a bib for you so you do not have to register through the general registration process. This category is $195 ($150 for the race entry and $45 for the team entry).
If you have any questions about which category you should regsister for please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. There will be no refunds provided.
We are happy that you are joining the International Association of Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Team! Our team will be running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7th, 2012.
The IAFF Charitable Foundation, a 501c (3), tax-exempt, non-profit organization, supports and administers several funds that have been established for the purpose of providing support to fire fighters and their families in the United States and Canada in need of assistance. Among the programs that the IAFF Foundation supports are: the Disaster Relief Fund, the Burn Fund, the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Fund, the McClennan Scholarship Fund and the Redmond Fund.
In addition to the $150.00 registration fee which you have already paid to the Chicago Marathon, we are asking for $45 to cover a portion of the team expenses. We ask for this additional funding so that we do not pay for team activities with money you raised for the programs. This ensures that the majority of the funding goes directly into the programs for which you are running.
IAFF Foundation running gear, including a choice of shirts and shorts, will be provided to each runner. In addition, we will arrange to have an IAFF Foundation hospitality tent at the marathon for personal belongings during the race, as well as a gathering spot for runners. To make your experience more memorable, we will host a private dinner celebration the evening before the race for which each participant will be provided two tickets (additional tickets will be available for purchase).
Each member of the team must commit to the goal of raising $1,000 for the IAFF Foundation by October 7, 2012. As added incentive and to foster a friendly competition we will have awards for top Male and Female Finishers and Top Fundraiser!!!
*Registration fees are not included in fundraising total.