Race With The Old Town School Music Marathoners!

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 11, 2020


We will set up brief phone interviews with interested Music Marathoners as soon as possible. Our final group must be registered by December 31, 2019. If you have additional questions, please email our 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon coordinator at teamots@oldtownschool.org.

Run for the arts!

Old Town School of Folk Music believes in quality arts education for everyone. Your support helps the Old Town School provide opportunities for thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to build their own creative lives. This includes serving Chicago Public School students through our Artists-in-Residence program; low-income children through our Wiggleworms-in-Residence program; teens in the Guitars for Growth program at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, and $220,000 in financial aid assistance so that low-income students can enroll in on-campus lessons and classes.

Run one of the most beautiful and notable marathons in the country and help us fundraise to support these great programs at the same time. Whether this is your first Chicago Marathon or your 42nd, 2020 is the first-ever time that you can run in support of the Old Town School!

We have five (5) slots for Old Town School runners. Runners will raise funds to help ensure that the life-changing power of music is available to more Chicagoans in need.

If you are interested in being an Old Town School Music Marathoner, all you have to do is:

  • Apply with us before December 31, 2019
  • Commit to a $1,800 fundraising level, and the Old Town School will pay your race fee for guaranteed entry and pay for your 16-week training program and “Race Day Resort”

If accepted your Old Town School Music Marathoner package includes:

  • GUARANTEED ENTRY to the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (if you meet your fundraising commitment)
  • PERSONAL CROWDRISE PAGE for your supporters to directly donate to your fundraising goal
  • STEP-BY-STEP SUPPORT from our Charity Marathon Coordinator
  • FREE GEAR Old Town School gear for you and your fans with the option to help us design the running gear to meet the needs of the team
  • FREE 1-year Household of Note Membership at the Old Town School
  • Other special events leading up to race day