Founded in 2007 to aid in the fight against childhood obesity, Chicago Run is a non-profit organization aiming to impact the entire school health environment in a holistic and collaborative manner by engaging families, teachers, and school staff. Chicago Run fuses digital learning, cross-community collaboration, nutrition, and neighborhood pride into its physical activity programs, ensuring a more engaged student body.


The mission of Chicago Run is to promote the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth running programs.


The vision of Chicago Run is to enhance the health and well-being of every child in Chicago through running. 

2016 - 2017

Chicago Run implements free physical activity programs in 40 Chicago Public Schools, serving over 15,000 students. This Spring, we will serve an additional 3,000 students in several new Chicago Public Schools. 84% of our participants qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program. Chicago Run serves students in 28 diverse communities across Chicago representing the following populations:

47.95% Latino
40.90% African-American
5.45% Caucasian
2.10% Asian
3.60% Other