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Hours Left! Enter To Win A Guaranteed Entry To The 2016 Chicago Marathon!

The Chicago Marathon
Written by Charlie

Only hours left to enter to win a guaranteed, complimentary entry to the 2016 Chicago Marathon!

Hours Left! Enter To Win A Guaranteed Entry To The 2016 Chicago Marathon!

Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon | Max Herman via Shutterstock

The other day, I announced that Running with Miles was sponsoring one lucky runner with a guaranteed, complimentary entry into the 2016 Chicago Marathon! Well, there are a few hours left to enter for this great chance! Do not enter in this post – you must enter in this post here in the comment section!

How To Get A Guaranteed, Complimentary Entry If You Don’t Win

The lottery for the 2016 Chicago Marathon ends on April 12. If you are chosen in the lottery, you will pay the fee of $185 (for US residents) or $210 (for non-US residents). If you want a guaranteed entry and you do not win the giveaway, there is still a way to do that! I have partnered in this effort with the American Liver Foundation and they have a pretty great program set up to get you in, help you train, and do some good! Here is what they offer:

  • Guaranteed Entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon (must complete 4 stage registration process by April 12th at 4 PM CST)
  • Complimentary Registration
  • Free Marathon Training (virtual & in-person) through Chicago Endurance Sports
  • Personal Fundraising Coach
  • Other great fundraising incentives
  • & More!

Runners must sign a Participant Waiver confirming they will raise at least $1,250 to join the team if they register by April 12, 2016 or $1,500 if they register after.

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So, even if you do not win the guaranteed entry that I will draw for tonight, you can still sign-up to help in this effort. You will get everything above and will need to raise a minimum of $1,250. Remember, if you received entry through the lottery, you would be paying at least $185 for the race registration. This way, you could contribute some of that money to the charity and raise the rest! Plus, you get a lot of other benefits.

To incentivize you even more, you could win up to 200,000 American Airline miles! Find out all about that in this post here. I am really excited by that and hope that one of you can get that grand prize!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.