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Secure Your Entry for the 2017 Chicago Marathon – How to Win 100K AA Miles

2018 Chicago Marathon lottery
Written by Charlie

Secure your entry for the 2017 Chicago Marathon! Find out how you can get your entry for free and how to win 100K AA miles!

This week, the 2017 Chicago Marathon entry process began. Like other years, it is a lottery so you will need to enter the lottery for the chance to run the 2017 Chicago Marathon – the 40th anniversary of this famous race. But, you can secure your entry for the 2017 Chicago Marathon – and have the chance to win 100,000 American Airline miles!

The 2017 Chicago Marathon Registration

2017 Chicago Marathon

Run the 2017 Chicago Marathon and raise money for ALF! |Courtesy of Shutterstock

Guaranteed Entry registration begins October 25, 2016 and General Lottery registration opens November 1st. Both will close on November 29, 2016. This is about 5 months earlier compared to 2016’s registration cycle. Be sure to keep an eye out for more details on registering for the Chicago Marathon which will be held on October 8, 2017.

2017 Chicago Marathon Details

  • Date: October 8, 2017
  • Guaranteed Registration: Opens October 25, 2016
  • General Lottery: Open Now
  • Registration Closes: November 29, 2016
  • Cost Through the Lottery: $195 for US Residents, $225 for Non-US Residents (no charge for Guaranteed Entry with $1,000 fundraising – see below!)

Secure a Guaranteed Entry!

2017 Chicago Marathon

Get a Guaranteed Entry for the 2017 Chicago Marathon and raise money for a good cause!

One way you can secure your spot today is by running on behalf of our Charity Partner – the American Liver Foundation, Great Lakes Division. Their Liver Life Challenge presents you an opportunity to secure a Guaranteed Entry by committing to raise $1,250 by race day (October 8, 2017). In addition, you’ll have the opportunity win up to 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles by raising over $5,000 to end liver disease.

You can register with the ALF or learn more about your running opportunities online at: http://www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/illinois/joinjourney/liverlifechallenge/

Raise Funds for the American Liver Foundation – and Get Great Benefits!

Running With Miles is proud to sponsor with the American Liver Foundation, Great Lakes Division for their Liver Life Challenge! You have the opportunity to run the race of your choice, raise funds to end liver disease and potentially win up to 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles!

Their premier running event is the Bank of America Chicago Marathon which will be held on October 8, 2017. Registration is already open and will close on November 29, 2016, so be sure to secure your spot today!

The Liver Life Challenge presents a number of great incentives as a member of their team, including:

INCREDIBLE BENEFITS

Link: ALF 2017 Chicago Marathon Information

Ø  FREE ALF Running Singlet to all Registered Athletes

Ø  FREE Gear Check & Post-Race Party right across from Grant Park (Chicago Marathon Only)

Ø  Personal Fundraising Coach to help you surpass your goals

Ø  “Staying Healthy” Educational Program while you train

Ø  Complimentary Access to Get Fit programming and discounts

FUNDRAISING REWARDS

Ø  FREE “Love Your Liver T-Shirt” (Raise $100 4 months prior to your race)

Ø  FREE Training Race of Your Choice (Raise $250 3 months prior to your race, up to $50 registration fee)

Ø  FREE Training Program from Our Partners (Raise $500 2 months prior to your race, up to $100 fee)

Ø  FREE Race Registration Fee (Raise $1,000 1 month prior to your race, up to $200 fee)

Ø  FREE “Top Fundraiser” Athletic Pullover (Raise $2,500 by race day)

Ø  ENTRY to win up to 100,000 AA Miles (Raise $5,000 by race day)

GUARANTEED ENTRY into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Pre-Lottery      | Raise $1,250

Post-Lottery    | Raise $1,500

NO FUNDRAISING MINIMUM if you join our team and take your chances in the lottery. You’ll still gain access to all the same great fundraising incentives!

You can register with the ALF or learn more about your running opportunities online at: http://www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/illinois/joinjourney/liverlifechallenge/

Giveaway Coming!

Finally, stay tuned as we will once again have a giveaway for a guaranteed entry to the 2017 Chicago Marathon! There will be plenty of time to train for it and it will be yours for free! This will launch next month as we start the Running with Miles 5 Year Anniversary Giveaway series!

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About the author

Charlie

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.

3 Comments

  • Wow – I just ran the Chicago Marathon (2nd time in 3 years). Didn’t hear or see a thing or receive an email that I noticed about moving up registration by 5 months. What’s with the change? No way I’d commit to a marathon 11 months in advance – way too many variables. Registering the ~6 months in advance that it was this year is as far out as I’d want to commit. Too bad – I’d be open to running it again and my sister-in-law is interested, but we won’t be registering this far in advance.

    • I understand it has to do with it being the 40th anniversary and they want to get is sold out sooner.
      I hear you on the commitment part! Imagine this – the Gothenburg Marathon opened registration back in 2014 but it is for the 2021 marathon!!!

      • Looks like registration was the same for the 2018 Chicago Marathon. Must be how they are doing it for now on. I just applied yesterday for the lottery. Will be my first marathon if I get in.

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