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Join Team U2FP for the Chicago Marathon 2024

Three racers - one in a wheelchair - individually pictured in a graphic

Registration has opened for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024. Last year's race garnered attention around the world as Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum set a new marathon record at 2:00:35 - nearly 34 seconds faster than the previous record!

You could be part of history again this year when you sign up to race with Team U2FP, an official charity partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. We're building our roster for next year and looking for runners and wheelers to join our ranks no matter what you skill level.

Join Team U2FP

As an official charity team for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024, we provide guaranteed entries for this world-class race in return for your commitment to fundraise for Spinal Cord Injury research.

As a member of Team U2FP, you’ll train for your race while also spreading the word about our organization to your friends and family. We’ll also host virtual happy hours for our racers to get to know each other, share fundraising tips, and learn about the important work U2FP is doing for the SCI community.

All Team U2FP Participants Receive:

  • A Personalized Fundraising Page
  • A Team U2FP Performance Shirt
  • A Fundraising Guide
  • Application Fee Reimbursed After the Race
  • Support Along the Way

Join Team U2FP

Questions? Email us at

Finally, please share this opportunity widely. Post this message on your social media channels, tell your friends and family, and spread the word in your work and faith communities.

Training for a marathon while helping to advance curative therapies for those with an SCI is a great way to turn the corner into the New Year!

Join us!

PS - Remember that you can make a year-end gift and/or become a monthly donor by going to Thank you!