Running Home

Since it origins, Team CCO has raised over $66,000 through the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and its other team runs. These dollars have helped provide nutritious food, safe shelter, and supportive services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Donations made through Team CCO have helped those sheltered at CCO to move from homelessness to housing.

Help address homelessness and find home.

As one of the largest shelters in the Chicagoland area housing over 350+ residence a night, you will . Team CCO is the charity fitness team for Cornerstone Community Outreach, a Chicago based social service agency that provides shelter to families and individuals.

Do you know someone experiencing homelessness?

If you are in the City of Chicago, call 311 and let the operator know that you are homeless and in need of shelter. Let them know if you have children in your care and/or a spouse. If you are not able to make a 311 call, go to the nearest hospital emergency room, police station, or fire department. Once you are at one of these locations inform staff that you or your family need shelter. They will arrange for Department of Family and Support Services driver to take you to a shelter with available space.

Self-Secured Standard Registration

Athletes who secure their own entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon through the drawing, or as legacy runners, time qualifiers or wheelchair participants, can join TEAM CCO by selecting the “Self-Secured Entry” option. Joining includes $850 fundraising minimum.

Charity GuaranteedRegistration

If you choose to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Resisted Charity Runner, you can register as a “ xxx.” Team CCO is provided with a limited allotment of guaranteed charity entries into the Chicago Marathon, and fills them on a first come first serve basis. TEAM CCO includes a $1,000 fundraising minimum. When you join TEAM CCO with this entry type, TEAM CCO staff will contact you with next steps for registering your charity entry with the Chicago Marathon.

Discounted Training

As a member of TEAM CCO, you receive discounted endurance training with our preferred partners: Chicago Area Runner’s Association (CARA). As a Team CCO runner, you will receive a 60% discount for summer training and membership as compared to regular CARA members.  Please follow this link for more resources and discounts>>

Register for CARA training by following this link. CARA membership with TEAM CCO is $100 compared to $256 for membership and summer marathon training.

Runners will have 4 different meet times on Saturday and Sunday mornings to run along the Lake Front. We will meet 5 minutes prior for a team warm up at Montrose Harbor.



Requirements and Benefits of being a Team CCO runner

▪   Your own personal fundraising page with Team CCO 2017

▪   Volunteer opportunities for the whole team at Cornerstone

▪   Team social meet-ups and fun-runs along the Chicago Lakefront Trail.

▪   Pre-race spaghetti dinner and post-race thank-you party

▪   Team CCO performance shirts.

That awesome feeling of having done great things for others!