Team Illinois Spina Bifida - Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Thanks to the outstanding generosity of Team ISBA in the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we are on track to raise $23,000 for programs serving children, adults, and families living with spina bifida.

Registration is open until Nov. 29 for the October 13, 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Team Illinois Spina Bifida via guaranteed entry with a $1,250 fundraising minimum.   

New: ISBA will cover the registration fee for those who join Team ISBA with a guaranteed entry. 

Team ISBA members also receive free access to CARA training and Marathon VIP Experience, a team racing jersey, a team dinner for you and your family on Friday night, Oct. 11 in Chicago, and encouragement from the ISBA community along the racecourse.  

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Now for the fine print!  Please note:

  • Team ISBA has a limited number of guaranteed entries available with a $1,250 fundraising requirement, while supplies last, until Nov. 29

  • Runners registered through guaranteed entries cannot defer their entry

  • Registration cannot be transferred to another individual

  • Guaranteed entry participants are responsible for their fundraising minimums even if they cannot or do not participate in the race

  • Donations to the Illinois Spina Bifida Association are non-refundable

  • There will be one additional approval step once you apply for a guaranteed entry: We will contact you to sign a Team ISBA agreement that outlines the points above and asks for your credit card information to be charged after the Marathon only for the difference between your fundraising total and $1,250 if your fundraising total is less than $1,250.  

  • Once you return the signed agreement to us we will approve your application on a first come, first served basis. 

Apply for an entry via drawing during the application window ending on Nov. 29:
**Team Illinois Spina Bifida 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Guaranteed Entry Application**

or join Team ISBA with your own registration entry and a $500 fundraising minimum:

  • Register as a Legacy, Time Qualifier, or 2018 cancellation

  • Visit for more info on getting your own entry


If you have any questions, please contact us at or 773-444-0305. 

We are grateful to all who choose to partner with us in furthering our mission.  We hope you can join us!