I am sorry to hear that you will not be able to participate in the Chicago Marathon with Team RMHC this fall. I know how frustrating injuries can be. As you know, Team RMHC is an important fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities®, and funds raised support RMHC programs that help to alleviate the financial burden on families who need to be close to their ill and injured child and vital healthcare facilities. 
 
Unfortunately, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon does not allow for the deferral of charity entries and our Injury Clause fundraising reduction has expired.

A. Per our injury clause, a runner declaring injury before August 1st is required to raise 50% of their minimum fundraising commitment for RMHC.

Meeting Your Minimum
Your fundraising page will remain active through November 30, 2022. Since RMHC impacts so many, you may wish to continue to fundraise. Here is a sample message you can share to help you achieve your goal.

"I have been looking forward to running the Chicago Marathon with Team RMHC all year. Unfortunately, I am injured and can no longer participate. While this is devastating news for running goals, more devastating would be to not achieve my fundraising commitment for RMHC. “Your child is sick” is something no parent wishes to hear. RMHC helps make it possible for families with ill and injured children to access vital healthcare services by saving families over $935 million in out-of-pocket expenses, predominantly in meals and lodging. Every dollar you donate can help make it possible for a family to receive a free meal or night stay at a RMHC program somewhere in the world. More importantly, every dollar raised allows families to stay close to what they need most— each other. Would you consider donating to my campaign?"

You can also make a donation to RMHC to cover your remaining fundraising commitment.

  • Make a one-time donation directly to your page.
  • Set up monthly donations directly to your page.


Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this policy. To activate the Injury Clause, please FILL OUT THIS FORM.

Wishing you a speedy recovery and I hope you can join us again in the future.

Best,
Katie

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