2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon - Run with Team LuMind RDS

Once accepted for guaranteed entry into the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with LuMind RDS Runners, you will be directed to set up your charity fundraising page on Applications for guaranteed entries will remain open until November 30, 2017.

NEW THIS YEAR! Any runner who signs up by Nov 30th will get a FREE training plan for the LuMind RDS Certified Running Coach!


** We are proud to announce we have sold out of our 2018 bibs!  Congrats to our team of 11 Runners, Thank you for being part of our team #Run4Research!



  • Raise $1,500 and we will throw in a LuMind RDS swag bag with cool running accessories.  
  • Break $1,750 and the swag includes a personalized long sleeve tech shirt!
  • Crush $2,100 and we will reimburse your Race Fee, its your chance to run FREE on us!


Complete your application and return it Katie Coughlin at RunforDs@LuMindRDS.org to apply!

Space is limited – sign up today! 

Once we receive it, you’ll be directed to the Chicago Marathon webpage to reserve your spot with LuMind RDS Runners!

For more information about the guaranteed entry process for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, please visit their website:




By joining LuMind RDS Runners and running for Down syndrome, you are joining a vibrant community of runners who are friends and family of a loved one with Down syndrome – or just enjoy running for a great cause!

But it doesn’t end there – here are a few other reasons why YOU should run with us…

Here are some of the many perks of becoming a LuMind RDS Runner:


LuMind RDS 2016 Chicago Marathon Runners
LuMind RDS Runners at 2016 Chicago Marathon
Sense of community.

As a LuMind RDS Runner, you’ll join a vibrant group of individuals who are “actively” supporting vital Down syndrome research. Connect with us on our LuMind RDS Facebook group and gain access to a strong community of dedicated runners who serve to motivate and inspire one another. You’ll also be invited to attend a pre-race pasta party gathering for all of the runners participating in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and their families.



Crowdrise Online Fundraising Tool
Crowdrise.com/LuMindRDS is an Easy Online Fundraising Tool!
Online Fundraising and Communication Tools.

With LuMind RDS Runners, you’ll receive your own personal fundraising page that you can customize and share. Donors can show their support by making a gift online, or by mailing us a check.



LuMind RDS Runner eNews
Training and fundraising tips highlighted in LuMind RDS Runner’s eNewsletter.
Access to Training Tips.

You’ll be instantly signed up to receive our monthly eNewsletter and you’ll be added to our Chicago Marathon team e-mail communications. Look out for frequent training tips!





Team hands
You and the LuMind RDS staff are a team! We are there to support you in any way we can.
Supportive Staff.

An avid runner herself, staff member Katie Coughlin is committed to helping you achieve all of your training and fundraising goals. A volunteer certified running coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) contributes training advice in the LuMind RDS Runner’s blog and monthly. Please don’t hesitate to contact her with questions or to brainstorm ideas!



Volunteer RDS Runner

Make a difference. 

Together, we can push the needle on Down syndrome research. By joining LuMind RDS Runners, your fundraising efforts will go directly to support results-driven research to improve cognition in persons with Down syndrome. When you run for LuMind RDS, you are directly funding groundbreaking researchers working to improve cognition and delay the early-onset of Alzheimer’s disease for individuals with Down syndrome.


Current Back Version of LuMind RDS Runners ShirtTeam Swag.

Because there’s nothing like cool gear to make mile 23 seem just a little less impossible.