Marine Corps Marathon

“The People’s Marathon”


 We have bibs and would be honored to have you Join Jack’s Team and the fight against melanoma!

Join Jack's Chicago Marathon Team

Despite coming from different backgrounds and levels of running experience, each of our team members share a passion for the cause. Many of them are survivors, family members of survivors, or lost a loved one to melanoma. It is their dedication that helps spread awareness and educate others in the fight against this disease.  




  • Personal website for online fundraising.
  • Jack’s Team Swag – ASICS tech race shirt, hat, sunscreen, lip balm, longsleeve cotton shirt and more.
  • FREE team training by RRCA certified coach and Jack’s Marathon Team member.
  • Facebook Group Page for sharing ideas and experiences with your teammates.
  • Team/Group Runs, Virtual Team Runs and Live Q&A with team coach.
  • Nutrition Tips
  • Individualized Training Schedules
  • Pre-Race Team Pasta Dinner (free to Jack’s Team members)


  • All runners joining the team are encouraged to raise $450
  • Jack’s Team provides a free online fundraising page and other fundraising support.


What if I don’t meet the minimum fundraising?

As a member of the Jack’s Team, we’re counting on you to fulfill your event’s stated fundraising minimum. Remember, it’s not just a race – you’re helping save lives! We’re also bound by our mission and by our agreement with each race event, so we have an obligation to enforce these minimum fundraising commitments.That’s why, if you don’t reach your goal, you will be required to make a personal donation to fulfill the balance. Your credit card will be charged for any balance at the conclusion of the event.

The specific date that your card will be charged is determined by the specific Jack’s Fund guidelines for your event.

But don’t worry – raising money is way easier than you think, so this shouldn’t be a problem for you.

Be sure to take advantage of the many tools and tips we offer to help you meet your fundraising goals.

What if I get injured:

Once you commit to your fundraising minimum, participants are expected to reach the minimum regardless of injury or if you decide to participate in the event.


Meet or exceed the fundraising goal, hotel, transportation and registration.

Click Join Jack’s Team button above and complete the following forms

1. Submit the following JMT forms:

  • copy of fundraising commitment
  • valid credit card information
  • copy of waiver

2.  Register with the Marine Corps Marathon using the Jack’s Team unique link (sent to you after all forms have been received)


Since 2005, Jack’s Marathon Teams have raised over $600,000.

Proceeds drive vital research and awareness programs approved or provided by the Fund.

Funds raised by the JMT-MCM will be directly sent to a veteran hospital for melanoma research.

What We Do:

  • funding research to outsmart the disease
  • doing everything we can to prevent the disease
  • empowering, informing and supporting melanoma families
  • advocating for public policies
  • rallying melanoma families to get involved in the fight

Deployed military at higher risk to develop disease – Click here to read more: Melanoma News Today, Skin Cancer Foundation 

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