Train for 26.2 with Cellmates on the Run

Guarantee your entry into the marathon! Complete an application form under “How to join our team” to get started and we will follow up with you.

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Running a marathon, whether it’s your 1st or your 50th, is magnified when you run for a cause.  With Team Cellmates on the Run, you will be given the tools necessary to run your best, fundraise with ease and even meet the patients who have been helped by the dollars you’ve raised.  Imagine crossing the finish line knowing you have made a difference, not to just one person suffering from diabetes, but to their entire network of family and friends. Make this the year you choose to OUTRUN DIABETES!


Fundraising is a requirement for all runners and minimums must by met by October 1, 2021. The funds raised through the Cellmates on the Run program makes a huge impact on diabetes research and our search for a cure for diabetes.


There are two ways to join the team!

1) Charity Guaranteed Entry

Skip the drawing and GUARANTEE your entry into the Chicago Marathon!  Note: Charity guaranteed entries are limited for Cellmates on the Run and are approved on a first come, first serve basis. Fundraising minimum is $1750. Fill out an interest form today. 

2) Qualifying or Drawing Entry

Did you receive a qualifying entry or an entry through the drawing for the Chicago Marathon? If so then you have the opportunity to fundraise and contribute to a cure with your entry.  Guaranteed and drawing entry runners receive a $100 fundraising minimum and all the benefits of a team member. Fundraise for the CDP to make an impact towards a functional cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Ready to join? CLICK HERE to complete an application form.


Entry fee for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is $205 for US residents/$230 for non-US residents.


  • “Cellmates on the Run” official running shirt
  • Free 18-Week Summer Marathon Training Program (in-person and virtual options available)
  • Personal fundraising page
  • Fundraising support
  • Weekly Training Tips
  • Social media support
  • Pre-Marathon Team Pasta Dinner
  • Access to Pre/Post-race INDOOR Charity Headquarters (includes private gear check, food, refreshments, and post-race massage therapy, entry for friends and family post-race)
  • The EXPERIENCE of a lifetime!

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