Team Steps For Change

Join Team Steps For Change to support the Chicagoland homeless, improve your health, run longer, or run farther.  Whatever reason works for you, when you cross that finish line you’ll have helped honor, inspire and heal our community by supporting Franciscan Outreach.

About Team Steps For Change

We invite you to get involved with Team Steps For Change running in Bank of America’s Chicago Marathon, October 12, 2014. For a fundraising commitment of $1,000,  you will receive:

  • Paid entry fee
  • Training resources and tips
  • Sponsorship goodies
  • Team Steps For Change technical running shirt
  • Personal fundraising website
  • Runner goodie bag
  • Team support: share training tips and fundraising strategies, plan group runs, and encourage your fellow runners
  • Staff support in fundraising ideas, motivation, and that extra push to go the distance
  • Inspiration Dinner and Awards.
  • The satisfaction of supporting Franciscan Outreach’s vital mission.

As a member of Team Steps for Change, you agree that the $1,000 fundraising minimum will be met within 30 days after the race, either through pledges you receive or through a direct charge to your credit card.  All proceeds benefit Franciscan Outreach. To learn more about the Team Steps For Change, please contact Julie Strand at (773) 278-6724 or

About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon hosts thousands of runners who choose to make their Chicago Marathon experience more meaningful by running on behalf of a charity. These runners begin the training season with goals for personal bests in their marathon time as well as in fundraising dollars. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you can help organizations doing important work in our communities, and touch the lives of those in need. In 2013, over 10,000 charity runners participated in the Chicago Marathon on behalf of more than 140 local, national and global causes. For the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, participants will be able to opt out of the public lottery from March 5-April 7 by choosing to raise a minimum of $1,000 for any of the charities that are part of the Official Charity Program. In addition, select charities will have entries available after the lottery has been selected on April 14.

Questions? Contact Julie at or use the contact form below!