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.


TEAM BLESSONS 2019 OPPORTUNITIES

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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 we have entries available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Guaranteed Entry to this sold out event on October 13, 2019!!

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

  • Free Coach Led Training with Chicago Endurance Sports ($275 value)

  • Team Gear 

  • Race Day Hospitality including Post-Marathon Celebration

    Please Note: There are a limited amount of guaranteed entries available!


    Members who join TEAM BLESSONS PRIOR to the Chicago Marathon Lottery (Pre Lottery) commit to raising a minimum of $1,250 ( closes Thursday, November 29, 2018, 11:59 p.m. CT).  Those joining AFTER the lottery closes (Post Lottery) commit to raising a minimum of $1,750.  Those who have their OWN BOA Chicago Marathon entry (Self Secured) but would still like to join TEAM BLESSONS commit to raising a minimum of $500.  The fundraising minimums must be reached by 8:30 a.m. (central) OCTOBER 1ST, 2019 regardless of entry type. 

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


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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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Paul Miller

Team Blessons since 2017

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.


DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RAGNAR FOR A CAUSE?

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

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This overnight, running challenge makes running a team-sport, relay-style and doesn't quit when the going gets tough. In fact, you and your team of 12 (or 6) runners go all day, all night, and all day again (!!!) until each member of your team runs their 3 (or 6) legs. 
Don't miss the journey/party-on-wheels/challenge with Team Blessons, that will have you saying, "I can't believe we're doing this," and "When can we do this again?" in the same, tired breath!

Email info@blessons.org to learn more. 

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.


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We require no minimum fundraising as a Team Blessons participant. You register for your own race entry(s) and choose your own fundraising goal 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 with us.

No Minimum Fundraising required

We require no minimum fundraising as a Blessons participant. You register for your own race entry(s) and choose your own fundraising goal 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 with us.

To register for Team Blessons: Any race. Any sport. Anywhere. Once you have registered, we can set up your Team Blessons fundraising page along with the list of races you will be participating in while empowering women through education! Just click the "Join The Team" button to get started! 

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Why 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 scholarships. Team members may choose their own fundraising minimum level. To learn more about the important work your efforts will support, click here.

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The PERKS

When you join Team Blessons, you will receive these great benefits and more!

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

  • Your own crowdrise online fundraising page to give your family, friends, co-workers and others an easy way to donate and show their support for you.

  • FREE membership with our very own run/wa lk club sponsored by The Reservoir Dawgs every Thursday starting at 6:30pm at The Reservoir.

  • Most importantly, the knowledge that you are helping provide free mentorship and monthly educational workshops 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.

 

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Team Blessons sponsored by

The Reservoir Dawgs Run/Walk Club

Every Thursday at The Reservoir starting at 6:30pm.

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.