Open Heart Magic Charity Team

After testing different shirt colors we found that Charity Team runners not only look best in red, but they are also faster in red. And each step is to help kids!

Do something epic: join Open Heart Magic’s Charity Team

The miles run and the funds raised by Open Heart Magic’s Charity Team inspire and support our Hospital Magicians in their efforts to reach thousands of sick kids each year. Thanks to the impressive dedication of athletes on our Charity Team, Hospital Bedside Magic® is able to go where other programs don’t — to reach kids at critical moments in their treatment.

Race with a purpose. Fundraise for Bedside Magic®.

The Charity Team is critical to Open Heart Magic’s mission of bringing laughter and hope to kids in hospitals. And with our low fundraising requirements, team members find that fundraising’s a breeze. Whether team members are competing, training, fundraising or just spreading the word, they get lots of support from the Open Heart Magic community.

Official Charity of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Open Heart Magic’s 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon guaranteed entry spots are now open! Join Team OHM by clicking the ‘Register Today’ button below.

No race is too small, when Open Heart Magic athletes are so great

Bank of America Chicago Marathon not your thing? No problem! From 5K runs to other marathons, and bike races to triathlons, Charity Team members don’t need to finish first to be number one in our book. Team members have competed in 5Ks, 8Ks, Ironman races, CrossFit challenges, marathons, stair climbs, bike races and more. Whether you’re looking for a great reason to run or motivation to push yourself through another marathon, we have a spot for you on the Charity Team. Please reach out to Becky at [email protected] if you’d like to join for another event.

Perks of joining Open Heart Magic’s Charity Team:

  • FREE Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration and low fundraising requirements compared to other charities
  • Cool-looking OHM training & race day shirts tell the world you’re running for sick kids
  • Fundraising secrets and best practices to help you reach your goal
  • A strong online community to share the experience and help you stay the course to your success
  • A fun group of people — from serious CrossFit athletes & marathoners to first-time runners
  • Running events and world-class training through our partnership with Chicago Area Runners Association

Join Open Heart Magic’s Charity Team

Step 1

Register for the Charity Team


Step 2

Raise your left hand, then smack it with your right hand.
(That’s applause for joining Open Heart Magic’s 2021 Charity Team!)

Step 3

Keep an eye out for an email with the final step to confirm your spot on Team OHM for the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!

Step 4

Set up your personalized fundraising web page (super easy!) for safe, convenient online donations.

Step 5

Begin spreading the word that you are a superhero for sick kids! (Cape is totally optional.)

*The deadline for donations for the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Team is October 31, 2021.


When that marathon playlist just isn’t bringing out the jams, Charity Team runners find that extra push from the amazing – and loud – Charity Team Road Crew.

Want to know more?

If you have questions or would like to know more about becoming a Charity Team Member, please reach out to Becky Evans. She can be reached via email or by calling our office at 312-624-8079.