1926938_739191316099454_1516225283_nCalling all runners! The 2018 running event season is ramping up 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.” – Team WIOFA member, Emma M.

2018 Shamrock Shuffle

March 25, 2018

  • The fundraising minimum to participate on the 2018 charity running team for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K is $250. Fundraising benefits include:
    • Charity running team dri-fit running shirt
    • Personal fundraising webpage and weekly tips on how to raise funds
    • 8-week training plan
    • Race day team tent with private gear check, food and drinks
    • Participants raising $1,000 or more will join Advocate’s Presidents Society.
    • Advocate employees participating in Healthe You will receive 200 points on the completion of the race and fundraising requirements

2018 Chicago Marathon

October 7, 201811226059_1050304411654808_350420056056698375_n (1)

  • Fundraising goal: $1,000 per runner
  • Waived entry fee of $195 domestic/$220 international to the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
  • 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 11 training locations throughout the city and suburbs
    • 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
  • Charity running team dri-fit running shirt
  • “Support crew” item for friends/family
  • A customizable personal fundraising webpage and tips on how to raise funds
  • Race day team tent with gear check, food, drinks and more
  • Prizes for reaching various fundraising goals
  • Participants raising $1,000 or more will become a member of Advocate’s Presidents Society