1926938_739191316099454_1516225283_nCalling all runners! The 2017 running event season is in full swing and Team WIOFA wants you to join the fun! Whether you are new to running or working on a marathon PR, Team WIOFA provides amazing benefits and the opportunity to fundraise for a great cause! Email wiofaruns@gmail.com to learn more and get involved!

“Being a part of the WIOFA team for the Chicago Marathon was such a great experience because I was able to achieve a life-long dream while giving back to an amazing charity! Since WIOFA is affiliated with Advocate hospital I was also fortunate to qualify for a free Chicago Area Runners Association membership. The people I met through CARA gave me the support that I needed to make it to the finish line.” – 2015 Team WIOFA member, Emma M.

2017 Shamrock Shuffle

April 2, 2017

  • NO fundraising minimum. Participants are encouraged to set their own fundraising goals and can earn benefits, including:
    • Inspired to Run running swag: $50
    • Inspired to Run running shirt and additional swag: $250
  • Personal fundraising webpage and weekly tips on how to raise funds
  • 8-week training plan
  • Race day team tent with gear check, food and drinks
  • Invitation to Advocate Health Care’s exclusive donor recognition reception (for participants who raise at least $1,000)

2017 Chicago Marathon

October 8, 201711226059_1050304411654808_350420056056698375_n (1)

  • Fundraising goal: $1,000 per runner
  • Entry fee WAIVED
  • Comprehensive 18-week training plan, running schedule and weekly updates
  • Your choice of marathon training provided by Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) or virtual training for participants who live outside of Illinois
  • Weekend group long runs provided at 15 training locations throughout the city and suburbs (click here for locations)
  • Mid-week runs at a variety of locations throughout the city and suburbs
  • Complimentary speed workouts, to increase your running speed, offered three times per week
  • CARA membership that includes reduced fees at over 100 Chicagoland races and a one-year subscription to Runner’s World magazine
  • Inspired to Run technical running shirt
  • “Support crew” t-shirt for friends/family
  • Personal fundraising webpage and tips on how to raise funds
  • Race weekend pasta lunch
  • Race day team tent with gear check, food, drinks and post-race massages
  • Prizes for reaching various fundraising goals