Team Blessons is a group of individuals who like to stay fit, have fun and make a difference at the same time through any race, any sports & anywhere.

You register for your own races and put those race bibs towards making a difference!

You pick the race!
Any Race. Any Sports. AnyWhere

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Paul Miller

Team Blessons since 2016

Whether you are interested in a triathlon, running events including 5k to marathons and beyond, a walking event, a cycling event or any other sporting event, you can be a part of Team Blessons!

Every Team Blessons fundraising page that is setup, makes a HUGE difference in our mission in empowering women through education as we continue to provide them second chances. For example, if you decided that you wanted to participate in a half marathon located anywhere in the world, you could join Team Blessons and help us spread awareness to as many women as possible in learning about our free services, including scholarships.


Bottomless Mimosas Anyone?

Use your race entry and join Team Blessons on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 and receive bottomless mimosas at our post-race party! Contact us at info@blessons.org to learn more!


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ARE YOU IN?!

Those who have their OWN BOA Chicago Marathon entry (Self Secured) AND would still like to make a difference, please consider joining TEAM BLESSONS for FREE & receive FREE RACE DAY HOSPITALITY with NO FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT!!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH YOUR RACE ENTRY!

Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 13, 2019, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park. TEAM BLESSONS is one of the charity partners in the BOA Chicago Marathon. For 2019, our guaranteed charity race entries are available on a first-come, first-served basis and we have officially SOLD OUT. Those who have a Self Secured Entry (received an entry on their own) are WELCOME to take advantage of the these options below;

  • Team Gear - (FREE when you create your Team Blessons Chicago Marathon page on crowdrise, HERE) .

  • RACE Day Hospitality including Post-Marathon Celebration - (FREE when you create your Team Blessons Chicago Marathon page on crowdrise, HERE) .

  • Receive FREE Group Marathon Training with Team Blessons and will have to commit to raising a minimum of $500. (Coach Led Training with Chicago Endurance Sports ($275 value).

  • Blessons for Women will reimburse the cost of your entry ($205 value), after reaching fundraising goal commitment.

  • The fundraising minimums must be reached by 8:30 a.m. (central) OCTOBER 1ST, 2019 regardless of entry type.

    Please Note: All of our Team Blessons Charity Guaranteed Entries have been secured and we don’t have anymore entries to give. You must have your own race entry to run with Team Blessons at the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. If you DO NOT have your own entry, please keep us in mind for 2020 and email info@blessons.org to be on the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon “WAIT LIST” with Team Blessons.

If you have your own entry in the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and are interested in making your miles matter, you may also email info@blessons.org to learn more.


Why JOIN Team Blessons?

At Blessons, our goal is that no woman should have to give up on completing her higher education due to challenging life lessons.

Participating with Team Blessons is your opportunity to make a difference for many women who have had to put education and professional development on hold and now seeking support through our unique scholarships and free workshops, wellness clinics and mentorship programs. Team Blessons Participants are using their own race entries FOR GOOD and may choose their own fundraising minimum goal. To learn more about the important work your efforts will support, click here.


CHARITY TEAM PERKS

When you join Team Blessons, you will receive these great benefits and more! MORE TEAM EVENTS INFO BELOW!

  • Access to our monthly free workouts, team happy hours, our very own run/walk club sponsored by The Reservoir Dawgs every Thursday starting at 6:30pm at The Reservoir , 1-on-1 Coaching with Team Blessons, Coach Quan and much more!

  • Team Blessons gear including Team Blessons tech shirt or singlet once you raise a minimum of $250.

  • Your own Team Blessons crowdrise online fundraising page (FREE) to share with your family, friends, co-workers and others an easy way to donate and show their support for you on behalf of our charity.

  • Most importantly, the knowledge that you are helping us provide free mentorship, workshops and wellness clinics to women of all ages , including scholarships to low-income, disadvantaged women who are 25 years or older and who have suffered from challenging life lessons such as; cancer, mental illness, physical or emotional abuse, sex trafficking, discrimination and isolation due to sexual orientation, or who are first-generation female immigrants.


TEAM BLESSONS WELLNESS CLINICS WITH FOOT & ANKLE SPORTS MEDICINE EXPERT,   DR. CHIN AT THE RUNNING INSTITUTE.

TEAM BLESSONS WELLNESS CLINICS WITH FOOT & ANKLE SPORTS MEDICINE EXPERT, DR. CHIN AT THE RUNNING INSTITUTE.

AND REMEMBER……………………No Fundraising COMMITMENT.

We require no minimum fundraising as a TEAM Blessons participant, unless you would like us to register you for a Half Marathon, Full Marathon or Triathlon training program with Chicago Endurance Sports and absorb the cost on your behalf. You will have a fundraiser commitment of $500 by the end of year.

You register for your own race entry(s) and choose your own fundraising goal (no training program) with no strings attached. Our first priority is spreading awareness of our mission before fundraising.  All you need to do is to register for your own race event(s) on your own and then register for Team Blessons ANY RACE 2019 with us.

Once you have registered and created your personal Team Blessons fundraising page, you will be able to share the list of races you will be participating in on behalf of our mission! Just click the "Join The Team" button to get started! 


BE PART OF A FUN, SOCIAL AND RUNNING COMMUNITY FOR ALL LEVELS OF RUNNERS AND WALKERS! 

WEEKLY FUN RUN/WALK CLUB EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT!!

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Run/Walk Club

Sponsored by The Reservoir Dawgs every Thursday at The Reservoir starting at 6:30pm. All levels and genders are welcome!

Team members participate in various activities while spreading awareness and raising funds that provide free mentorship and educational workshops to women of all ages, including scholarships, to women who have suffered from challenging life lessons that has caused them to put their higher education on hold.

 
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More Ways to Train in 2019

We’ll have more ways than ever for you to train with us, virtually or in person, including new times, locations, and training plan distances. We can’t wait to help you get to the start line for your race—or simply help you stay consistent in your running.


We are honored to have Coach Quan as our official Team Blessons Coach!

TEAM Blessons is made up of amazing participants, coaches and volunteer-staff committed to helping you succeed in your training and fundraising efforts.  We are HONORED and grateful to have you join our 2019 team, and support you on your journey to 26.2 miles, any other race or team sport in #EmpoweringWomen!

RSVP for this month's FREE workouts through our Team Blessons Events Calendar.


TEAM SPORTS FOR A CAUSE ANYONE?

Our FIRST Charity Ragnar Chicago Team raised over $4,000 IN 2017! 

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200 miles, 36 leg relay race,12 runners, 2 vans & 1 mission........to provide free mentorship, monthly workshops for all women, including scholarships for women who are disadvantaged, low income, 25 years or older and had their higher education put on hold due to challenging life lessons such as; cancer, mental illnesses, physical or emotional abuse or who are first generation female immigrants.


Not running the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k or the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Our charity receives a donation for providing volunteers at the AID STATIONS!!! ALL GROUP SIZES AND INDIVIDUALS ARE WELCOME TO VOLUNTEER!!!

Questions?

Please email us at info@blessons.org

For donations of in-kind, or to discuss other giving options, please email info@blessons.org. All donations to Blessons, NFP, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization EIN #81-3326940, are tax deductible as allowed by law.