Frequently Asked Questions

We do! Registration for the 2022 Bank of America Chicago marathon is now open. You can register at www.rmhc.org/chicagomarathon.

The BOACM sets the minimums for all charities.  At this time, the fundraising minimums are $1,250 Pre-Drawing (until November 30, 2021) and $1,750 Post-Drawing.

RMHC Global is paying for Marathon entries through January 31, 2022.

Please ask the donor to provide a specific date and time when this issue occurred on the attempted donation. If an error message is being given, if possible, please provide a screenshot of the error message. Email this information along with the donor's name and contact information to donations@rmhc.org. From there, our development team will be able to help you troubleshoot.

While we encourage online donations whenever possible, we request that checks be made payable to ‘Ronald McDonald House Charities’–and that the words “Team RMHC—(your name)” are included on the “memo” line on the face of the check. We also ask that you include a copy of our check donation form which you can download HERE.

Next, mail the checks to: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. Attn: Team RMHC 26345 Network Place Chicago, IL 60673-1263

Once received, accounting will “CONFIRM” the gift and it will appear on your fundraising page.

Donors will receive charitable tax receipt letters for donations made via check. Donors who make their contributions online, will receive an online gift receipt.&

Donors can note their “Matching Gift Information” at the bottom of the donation form to indicate they will be asking their employer to ‘match’ their donation.

Once the ‘matching donation’ is received by us, we’ll apply it to your fundraising total. Please note: companies often process employee matching gift requests on a quarterly basis, so it may take some time for the donation to appear on your page.)

Please remind your donors that checking the "matching gift" box only alerts RMHC to the potential for a match to help streamline the process. Each donor must work within their company’s matching gift policy to secure the donation. Please ask your donors to use “Team RMHC” and your name wherever possible when completing their company’s matching gift application. RMHC is fortunate to receive many matching gifts and we want to be sure we can identify those associated with your fundraising efforts on behalf of RMHC.)

RMHC IRS Tax ID# : 36-2934689

If a donor’s employer needs any additional information from us (or needs us to verify receipt of the donor’s gift to RMHC) please have them contact:  Dolores Godoy – dolores.godoy@us.mcd.com or at

Dolores Godoy -Team RMHC Ronald McDonald House Charities 110 N. Carpenter Street Chicago, IL 60607

Yes, but donations must be received by the October 1st deadline.  Every company has a different policy for matching gifts. Please submit your matching gift information to your employer as early as possible.

In the event you are unable to run the Chicago Marathon and have used one of our charity entries, you must meet the minimum fundraising commitment stated in the ‘injury clause’ noted in the commitment form ($625 pre-drawing/ $875 after). You must declare the 'Injury Clause' by August 1, 2022, or you will be responsible for fundraising your full commitment.

To activate the Injury Clause, you must complete THIS FORM by August 1, 2022.

A: You may either personally cover the difference between what you have raised and your fundraising minimum or you can choose not to run. Team RMHC is a very important fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities and the funds raised impact the lives of millions of children and families around the globe.  We receive a limited number of Chicago Marathon entries; therefore, it is very important that everyone sees their commitment through.

For any instances where the fundraising minimums are not met by October 1st, we will pull bibs. You will be able to visit the RMHC booth at the Expo and obtain your bib by making a donation via check or credit card to cover the shortfall.  Please note, this is a practice required by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to establish a more equitable fundraising environment.

The Team RMHC hospitality tent is one of the largest perks to running with Team RMHC and this year it is located in close proximity to the start corrals and the finish line along Michigan Avenue between Balbo and Harrison.  We offer a huge, heated tent with private gear check, pre-race breakfast and snacks, post-race lunch, drinks, a DJ, massage therapists, and the best post-race party in town!  The Team RMHC hospitality tent also serves as a meeting place for our runners to reunite with guests. The number of guests permitted depends on several factors including the number of runners and volunteers participating. RMHC Global will share additional information as the event approaches.

*Hospitality amenities are subject to change.

Dinner is typically held at Chicago's Union Station - Grand Hall. The dinner is free to all Team RMHC runners as a ‘Thank you’ on behalf of the children and families served by RMHC. We will share additional information about the number of guests, cost, and menu as the event approaches.

* Pasta Dinner is subject to change.

The BOACM team has shared that they are working closely with the City of Chicago, including the Chicago Department of Public Health, to provide a safe and enjoyable race weekend experience for all event attendees. Preparations for the October 2022 race will align with Chicago’s re-opening framework, including strict adherence to local and state coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. BOACM recognizes guidance is likely to change between now and October 2022. For this reason, the event will provide specific guidelines to registered participants in the months and weeks leading up to race weekend.

There is a private page for Team RMHC runners to connect, share inspiring stories, tips, and motivate one another.  Join us!

Please email Katie Marchetti at kmarchetti@rmhc.org with name and email for anyone that wishes to volunteer.

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