The date of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is now set.  Now, Apna Ghar is building its powerhouse team that will help raise funds for their advocacy programs through the marathon.

What is Apna Ghar?
Apna Ghar is a non-profit organization that aims to end gender violence by providing critical, comprehensive, and culturally competent services like the 24-hour Crisis Hotline, Safe Home/Emergency Housing, Counseling, Legal Advocacy and many more! Know more.

Why join the #TeamApnaGhar for the Chicago Marathon?
Apna Ghar is a registered charity partner for the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This means that the funds raised through your participation will help continue their services and programs for the community.
Please note that this is not a permanent membership to #TeamApnaGhar for future Chicago Marathons.

Who can join #TeamApnaGhar?
If you meet the criteria set for the Chicago Marathon participants, then you can be part of #TeamApnaGhar! No other qualifications needed.

Will there be training?
Yes! Apna Ghar Marathon team members  will -

  1. Be guaranteed entry into the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
  2. Receive FREE Group training from Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA)
  3. Receive a VIP experience on the day of the marathon at Palmer House Hilton
  4. Have gear check by CARA volunteers
  5. Have convenient access to washroom 
  6. Receive pre and post race refreshments
  7. Have access to physical therapy 
  8. Connect with Apna Ghar marathon team members
  9. Receive Apna Ghar gear and accessories
  10. Receive support from Apna Ghar for your fundraising efforts 
  11. Have the opportunity to enroll in Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) Training to include 
  •     18-week training plan with five options (Novice, Novice II, Intermediate, Advanced, and Run/Walk)
  •     Weekly training newsletter, and video guided marathon tailored strength training plan
  •     Group training long Runs (Group Training Only)
  •     Coach led track workouts (Group Training Only)
  •     Hydration support at training runs, including water and Gatorade Endurance
  •     Ready to Run 20 Miler entry included (Group and Virtual local training options only)
  •     Access to Rush Physical Therapy Injury Hotlines

How can I join?
Complete the
Interest Form and waiver by March 31, 2023!

For more details please contact, Apna Ghar's development manager Uneza Akhtar at 224 636 2858 or by email 

Mar 29, 2023

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