The National Hospice Foundation is an Official Charity of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2011

Registration for this Premier Race Opens Today and Will Close Quickly

(Alexandria, VA) –  On October 9, 2011, a cadre of runners wearing Run to Remember® shirts printed with their loved ones’ names will run in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in their memory. They will also raise money for NHF and local hospices of their choice.

RTR Regional Race Director Meg Herman, who works closely with the team says, “We invite you to join the team this year for a ‘mountain top’ experience. You will train for the 26.2 miles with an angel on your shoulder—the loved one in whose memory you are running. And on race day, you will experience the culmination of months of hard work, all with the support of your enthusiastic Run to Remember team captain and teammates.”

Team members are provided with

  • A high-tech  Run to Remember running shirt suitable for race day, printed with the name of  loved one(s) on the back
  • Full online training and fundraising support
  • An individual fundraising web page to customize with a photograph and a story, to make fundraising easy
  • The opportunity to direct 50% of your fundraising efforts to the local hospice program of their choice
  • Weekly emails packed with fundraising tips, training advice, inspirational support, and encouraging experiences to keep you on the path to marathon success
  • On-course cheering and race-day support
  • Pre-race reception

To register, follow these steps:

  1. Register for the marathon. Indicate that you will support the National Hospice Foundation's Run to Remember in the Charity Section of the Application.
  2. Register with Run to Remember
  3. Email Meg Herman and let her know that you are registered for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and are on the NHF Run to Remember team.

Hospices wishing to put together a team to participate with the larger Run to Remember effort are most welcome to contact Meg Herman to find out how. She specializes in working with hospices to recruit and motivate large groups of runners.

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