Fundraising Events

Since 2001, Illinois Lupus Walks have gathered the lupus community to unify our voices, increase public awareness about lupus and generate support for those who suffer from its potentially
devastating challenges.

Due to COVID-19, we are changing our live walks to a virtual walk and as a result, we are getting creative in how we define “community”.  We hope you will join us on this new and exciting journey!

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​Funds raised by Lupus Charity Runners enables the Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI) to provide programs and services to those who need it – at no cost to them. Support groups, educational opportunities, financial assistance, individual peer support and the Lupus Personal Advisory Program are just a few of the programs and services the Lupus Charity Runners make possible.

You can run any race any where as a Lupus Charity Runner.

Run the FREE 2020 Virtual Chicago Marathon!

Participants registered for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon are eligible to run the 2020 Virtual Chicago Marathon!

Complete the form below or contact Mary at mary@lupusil.org or call 312-648-6053 for more information.

Want to celebrate the Bank of America Chicago Marathon by running another distance?  You Can!

YES!  The 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon is offering several different running distances and registration is FREE!

1 mile

The mile is the shortest distance offered in the 2020 Virtual Experience. The mile is a great way to introduce yourself to road racing, to get your family involved in the Virtual Experience, or to test your speed if you’re looking for a little competition.

Sign up for the mile today

5K (3.1 miles)

The 5K (3.1 miles) remains one of the most popular distances in our sport. If you’re new to running and looking to take on a challenge by increasing mileage, this is the distance for you!

Sign up for the 5K today

8K (4.97 miles)

The 8K (4.97 miles) is a great middle distance and a Chicago favorite! For more than 40 years, Chicago area runners have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by participating in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K. This is your opportunity to give this unique distance a try!

Sign up for the 8K today

Half marathon (13.1 miles)

The half marathon is the perfect distance for experienced runners, from those who are considering the marathon to past marathon finishers looking for a shorter distance.

Sign up for the half marathon today

 

Questions about joining Lupus Charity Runners?

​Funds raised by Lupus Charity Riders enables the Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI) to provide programs and services to those who need it – at no cost to them. Support groups, educational opportunities, financial assistance, individual peer support and the Lupus Personal Advisory Program are just a few of the programs and services the Lupus Charity Riders make possible.

You can participate in any race as a Lupus Charity Rider or join our team for the 2019 Bike the Drive event!

The Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI) welcomes and encourages businesses, organizations and individuals to sponsor Third Party Fundraisers—events or promotions that financially support the LSI, but are planned and funded by a source other than the LSI.​​

Download a Third Party Event Form

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