Get Involved – Open Heart Magic Charity Team

We found that Charity Team runners not only look their best in red, but they are faster too. And every step is to help kids!

Do something epic: join the Charity Team

Run with a purpose, and for a cause, on the Open Heart Magic (OHM) Charity Team. Your miles and funds raised will inspire and support OHM programming for sick kids in hospitals! The Charity Team is critical to the mission of bringing laughter and hope to kids in hospitals, and because OHM is a small organization, each and every runner makes a huge impact!


*The Charity Team is out of bibs for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Your miles matter on the Charity Team.

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 OHM community.

Official Charity of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

*The Charity Team is out of bibs for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

When you chose to run for sick kids, Open Heart Magic can guarantee your entry spot! If you are interested in learning more about the Charity Team, please reach out to Christine Huge, Director of Operations.


No race is too small, when OHM 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, Ironmans, CrossFit challenges, marathons, stair climbs, bike races, and more. So whether you’re looking for a reason to run or motivation to push yourself through another marathon, we have a spot for you on the Charity Team.

Perks of joining Open Heart Magic’s Charity Team:

  • FREE Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration and the lowest fundraising requirements available
  • OHM Charity Team tech tee & race tank
  • Fundraising secrets and best practices to help you reach your goal
  • Marathon Race Day Hospitality Suite (that is close to the start and finish line) with private restrooms, gear check, and more – the perfect spot to meet family & friends
  • Priority Access to bibs to World Marathon Majors, such as the 2025 Berlin Marathon
  • 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

Want to know more?

If you have questions about becoming a Charity Team Member or running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for kids in 2024, please reach out to our Director of Operations, Christine Huge. She can be reached via email or by calling our office at 312-624-8079.