Team One Step Benefits Include:

Guaranteed entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon or the Chicago Half Marathon

Friendly, expert coaching

Training plans for all fitness levels

Personal fundraising assistance and resources

Help kids with cancer have the time of their lives – they are the best reason to run!

From fundraising to training, we are with you every step of the way!

WE ARE TEAM ONE STEP

We walk and run to empower kids who have cancer by sending them to Camp One Step!

Join Team One Step and run with an amazing group of runners who are raising money to help kids diagnosed with cancer reclaim their lives. Through our Team One Step community and shared experiences with other runners, we impact a child with cancer, one runner at a time.  Our team will get you ready for race day with experienced coaches, training plans for all fitness levels and personal fundraising assistance and resources.

Bank of America
Chicago Marathon

October 13, 2019

Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement.

Chicago
Half Marathon

September 29, 2019

Centered around Chicago’s historic Jackson Park, this epic event will have you ending on trafic-free Lake Shore Drive.

The Power of ONE

September 2nd – September 30th

Join our virtual team, choose your fitness goal for the four-week event and make a difference in the life of a child with cancer. 

Choose your own race and date!

Choose your own race and raise a minimum of $500 which is one-half the cost of sending a child to camp for a week!

Team One Step FAQs

Q) Is there a minimum fundraising commitment?

For the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the fundraising commitment is as follows:

  • Pre Marathon Entry Drawing (before November 29, 2019): $1,250
  • Post Marathon Entry Drawing (after November 29, 2019): $1,750

(Q) What should I do with donations I receive offline?

A) Checks and cash that you receive offline can be sent to our office. Be sure to include a note with your name so we can credit to your account.

Camp One Step
Attn: Team One Step
213 W. Institute Place, Suite 306
Chicago, IL 60610

Q) When I register for Team One Step, am I automatically registered for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon or the Chicago Half Marathon?

A) No. Signing up for Team One Step guarantees you a spot on our team and reserves your entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon or the Chicago Half Marathon. In addition, you are responsible for registering for the race itself by following a unique link that will be sent to you. We will provide you with detailed instructions once you join!

Q) I’m nervous about fundraising. What resources do you provide?

We are here for you every step of the way! We provide you with a fundraising page that you can personalize and send to your friends and family. We also provide templates for emails and social media throughout the season. Additionally, we offer fundraising clinics during the season to exchange ideas and offer support.

Q) How long do I have to raise the funds?

For the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, you have until November 9, 2019 to raise the minimum amount. We ask that you provide a credit card when you register to secure your impactful commitment. Your card will only be charged if you do not meet the minimum commitment. On September 23, 2019 at 9:00am CT, if you have not met the minimum commitment, your credit card will be charged the difference. You will have until November 9, 2019 to continue fundraising and request a reimbursement.

For the Chicago Half Marathon, you have until October 23, 2019 to raise the minimum amount. We ask that you provide a credit card when you register to secure your impactful commitment. Your card will only be charged if you do not meet your minimum amount. On September 21, 2019 at 9:00am CT, if you have not met the minimum commitment, your credit card will be charged the difference. You will then have until October 23, 2019 to continue fundraising and request a reimbursement.

(Q) If I get injured during training or can no longer participate in the Marathon, am I still required to fundraise to the minimum?

We understand that circumstances change and that a lot can happen between deciding to race and the event itself. However, you are still responsible for meeting your fundraising minimum, regardless of whether you race. The only exception is for individuals who have a valid medical excuse, and can provide appropriate documentation. Even in the event of injury, we hope that you will honor your commitment and continue to fundraise in spite of not being able to race.

$600,000

Raised

600

# of kids that went to camp due to our runners

13,750

Miles run to send kids to camp

When you run for Team One Step

You will help give kids with cancer a life changing week at camp. Kids with cancer are more likely to be bullied, ostracized, and experience social anxiety and isolation at school …but not at camp. Camp is a place they can just be kids!

“When I’m at camp all the other worries of life dissipate.” – Ryan, Age 19

“Camp is a time and place to celebrate all that we have and not feel self-conscious about our battle scars. We’re all in this together at One Step!” –Maya, Age 16

“Camp is special to me because I can be me without anyone judging me. Camp is the best place!” – Jack, Age 11