Chicago Run is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs.
Our vision is to enhance the health and well-being of every child in Chicago through running.
Founded in December 2007 to aid in the effort against childhood obesity, Chicago Run implements free physical activity programs in 55 Chicago Public Schools, serving over 16,000 students. Chicago Run programs combine digital learning, nutrition, parental and teacher engagement, and cross-community collaboration. 87% of our participants qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program.
To date, Chicago Run serves over 33 diverse communities across Chicago representing the following populations:
Chicago Run also sponsors events to inspire fitness and fun in youth throughout the year. Find out how you can get involved!