Team Opportunity Knocks Chicago Marathon ’24

Sunday, October 13, 2024 | Grant Park, Chicago, IL | 7am -2pm

By running for OK you are supporting our mission while also getting to run in the legendary Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s 46th year. Runners who register with an Opportunity Knocks guaranteed entry will be responsible for fundraising a minimum of $1,250-$1,750 depending on your application date (your marathon entry will be reimbursed when the fundraising minimum of $1,250-$1,750 is achieved!)

Announcement: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2024 is on Sunday, October 13, 2024

Already have a 2024 guaranteed entry?

You can still fundraise for Opportunity Knocks and be eligible for entry reimbursement with a $1,250 fundraising minimum!

Important Dates

Guaranteed Entry Application Window: October 18th, 2023 – November 17th, 2023

Application Period Closes: January 31st, 2024

Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Sunday, October 13th, 20234

Fundraising Deadline: November 15th, 2024  [2023 Fundraising Deadline – Nov. 9th, 2023] 


Madelyn Wilson

Please contact Madelyn Wilson with any questions at

Runner Perks


Applications must be received by Noon, Jan. 31, 2024 in order to be considered for one of Opportunity Knocks’ guaranteed entry into the 2024 Chicago Marathon.

Application received during the 2024 Guaranteed Entry Application Window (October 18th-November 17th): $1,250

Application received after the 2024 Guaranteed Entry Application Window (November 17th-January 31st, 2024): $1,750

Step by Step Process

Submit Particpant Waiver

Complete the Opportunity Knocks Commitment & Waiver Form and submit to Maddy at

Complete Waiver

Register for the Chicago Marathon

Register to run the Bank of American Chicago Marathon with Opportunity Knocks on the Charity Application page. All runners must pay their entry fee. Once you reach your fundraising minimum Opportunity Knocks will refund your entry fee! Once the waivers have been completed and reviewed, you will be sent a link to register with Team OK

 Create Fundraising Page

Create your personal fundraising page through Kindful, our fundraising platform!

Once you have filled out the waiver and been approved for our OK Marathon Charity Entry, Maddy will send a direct link to Kindful in order to set up a personal page.


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Support the Warriors

Opportunity Knocks is dedicated to enriching life and community. We exist to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they live, work, learn, grow and connect within their community.

We believe in a dynamic, person-centered, and community-based approach to programming that engages the voice of all Warriors thrives on interdependent connections, encourages exploration, centers on holistic wellness, and fostering healthy relationships.



Keep an eye on the weather forecast! You’ll know if yah need a raincoat or not on Marathon Day!



The Bank of America Chicago Marathon start line is located in Grant Park at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Monroe Street.

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