TEAM After School Matters is a group of runners with a mission to provide life-changing opportunities for Chicago teenagers. Since our first race in 2016, TEAM After School Matters has raised more than $55,000 to support after-school and summer programs for Chicago teens, keeping them safe and engaged during critical times in their lives.
By becoming a TEAMmate, you will have access to…
Guaranteed Race Entry
Secure your spot in the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Our TEAM is a fun and supportive community. Throughout the running season, we host kick-off parties, happy hours, and finish line celebrations.
We’ll keep you decked out in purple to let everyone know you run to support Chicago’s teens.
Our cheer squad will be there to support you in every race — from a 5K to a marathon.
This is a TEAM effort! We’ll give you access to expert advice to reach your fundraising goal and connect you with area experts in endurance racing.
Changing a life
Teens who participate in our programs have access to life-changing opportunities. Your participation in the marathon will help us provide a program for one teen — that’s a young life that matters.
Runners commit to raising $250 for the 2019 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and $1,250 for the 2019 Bank of America Marathon.
Running the race!
We’ll give you the tools to succeed; you’ll make the miles matter.
Nearly 45 runners have donned a purple racing shirt to raise awareness for After School Matters and the teens we serve. Our TEAMmates connect their personal network of friends, family, colleagues and Facebook acquaintances to our community — sharing highlights from their races, and asking them to help make a difference in the lives of more than 18,000 teens.