Opportunity Knocks is an official charity partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!! Runners will be fundraising for Opportunity Knocks as they train to run 26.2 miles on October 7, 2018.

We are excited to introduce you to Allison, one of our dedicated team members!!!

Where/when was your first marathon? This will be my first!

Most memorable race/run? At the end of a 3-week long Outward Bound expedition, we ended the trip with a 13-mile run starting off on winding mountain roads and then finishing in the flat desert roads through the canyons. It was hard but very beautiful.

Is there a race you run every year? Typically the Shamrock Shuffle or the Turkey Trot. Short and easy but fun to do with friends!

Hot or Cold weather running? Love running in cooler weather but what’s even better is running in the rain!

Favorite post race food? Banana and oatmeal is usually what I need to refuel after a long run.

Can’t run without… Chapstick. Must have my chapstick in my pocket or I’ll have to cut the run short!

What’s the farthest you’ve ever run at one time? I’ve never gone further than a half Marathon, so the challenge is on!

Why do you run? Running is the best way to clear my head of anxiety and stress!! Nothing like the feeling of endorphins post run!

Why are you running for Opportunity Knocks? Opportunity Knocks is a organization that’s close to my heart. It has provided such a positive impact on our community. I wish I could do more to support such an inspirational group of people. This is my way of showing The Knocks a little love!