October 11, 2021


261 Fearless, Inc., is a proud official Partner of the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Official Charity Program.  261 Fearless has been provided a limited number of invitational entries for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to be used exclusively for fundraising purposes.


A minimum fundraising requirement of US$ 2,000 is assigned to each individual 261 Fearless entry and is to be raised through individual fundraising efforts, per the race organizer's rules.


For runners already holding a bib for the 2021 Chicago Marathon not provided by 261 Fearless, a fundraising minimum of US$ 1,261 is required to join 261 Fearless Team Chicago 2021.


Funds raised by 261 Fearless Team Chicago 2021 participants benefit 261 Fearless global and local programs and services and are not refundable.


Important: If the 2021 Chicago Marathon is canceled for any reason, or moved to a virtual-only event, members of 261 Fearless Team Chicago 2021 will be held to their fundraising minimums.


A qualifying time is not required for participation, but applicants must be able to complete a marathon within six hours and 30 minutes.


261 Fearless will charge a US$ 50 non-refundable application fee to complete this application. The fee must be paid in order for your application to be considered.


Please note: Completing this application and paying the fee does not guarantee a place on 261 Fearless Team Chicago 2021.



Contact Information

Confirm Email*
Entry Type*
  • I need a bib through 261 Fearless, Inc.
  • I have already secured a bib for the 2021 Chicago Marathon


Please tell us about your fundraising experience.

Have you previously participated in a running related charity program?*
  • Yes
  • No
If so, what race(s) did you participate in? How much did you fundraise?
What types of fundraising activities have you conducted?
How do you plan to meet your fundraising commitment?*


Please tell us about your network and community involvement.

Are you involved in any organizations or outreach in your community?*
Tell us about your networks, for example, alumni, work, community, professional, etc.*
Please check which social media sites you use.*
Please provide links to your social media.
Do you have a blog or a website? Please provide a link.
What is your occupation?
Who is your employer?
Would your employer consider being a sponsor of 261 Fearless Inc?


Tell us about your running experience.

Running level*
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Please describe your current training regimen.*
What does running mean to you?*
Have you run the Chicago Marathon in the past? Please tell us about your experience.*
Tell us about other races that you have run.*
Do you have any past injuries that may affect your ability to complete the race?*


Your Connection to 261 Fearless

How did you learn about 261 Fearless?*
Why do you want to run for 261 Fearless?*
What does the mission of 261 Fearless mean to you?*
Do you have any previous experience with 261 Fearless?*
Would you like to stay connected to 261 Fearless after the race? How so?


Additional Information

Is there anything else you'd like to share? Life experiences, talents, obstacles that you've overcome? We want to get to know you!

Application fee

261 Fearless Team Chicago 2021 Application Fee

Please enter "1" in the quantity field.



By submitting this application, you agree that:


  • you are able to complete a marathon in six and a half hours
  • you are committed to meeting the fundraising minimum, even if the race is canceled or moved to a virtual-only format



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