Each year, 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, with hundreds choosing to run for the American Red Cross.
A long-time partner of the Chicago Marathon, American Red Cross volunteers are stationed each year along the course to assist with the Runner Reunification through the Red Cross Safe and Well Program.
In the event a runner is transported to a local area hospital at the discretion of the Chicago Marathon medical team, volunteers with the Red Cross are stationed at medical and informational tents across Grant Park to provide information regarding that runner’s location to their family or friends. Our trained volunteers help families quickly and efficiently connect with their runner in their moments of highest anxiety and concern.
Volunteers helping with Runner Reunification are located in the informational tents throughout Grant Park and at the Medical Family Waiting Tent.
If a runner’s family member is looking for information, they can also call Runner Reunification at 888-659-9877 to speak with a Safe and Well Operator to inquire about a patient.
Interested in running on Team Red Cross? Learn more about our races here.