Team Young Life 2017 Fundraisers

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Running or biking with Team Young Life is the perfect way to get out and get active this summer! The best part is that each event goes to support Young Life Chicago's incredible work with teens in the city.

Summer in Chicago is a sight to behold -- the parks are lush, Lake Michigan glimmers in the hot sun, and the streets bustle with tourists and locals who managed to to survive the frigid Chicago winter.  It's a perfect time to get outside, be active, experience all our world-class city has to offer.  

Listed below are some of the best athletic events for every type of athlete - take your pick!  Whether you’re up for a leisurely bike ride or racing 26.2 intense miles, competing in any event will help you achieve your fitness goals...plust you can raise awareness and support for Young Life - an urban outreach organization mentoring teens and college students in the city of Chicago.

How will you join Team Young Life? 

Bike The Drive:          

The freedom of the road beckons. Hop on your bike the one day of the year when the length of Lake Shore Drive is open to cyclists and closed to auto traffic. Enjoy the striking skyline and the shimmering water of Lake Michigan as you cruise up and down the entire length of Lake Shore Drive. 

Ragnar Relay:

The ultimate team relay race! A team of 12 runners takes on the challenge of racing 200 miles from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL.  Runners divide up mileage with each person getting 3 runs throughout the 30-hour race.  The best part is running as a team - cheering, laughing, building new friendships and pushing each other along each step of the way. 

Chicago Half Marathon: 

The Chicago Half Marathon gives you the chance to run on Lake Shore Drive! This scenic 13.1 mile course will start and finish in Jackson Park (just south of Museum of Science and Industry) and showcase the south lakefront and Jackson Park Golf Course. The Lake Shore Drive stretch offers beautiful views of the great Chicago Skyline.

Chicago Marathon: 

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. Each year, 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.

Contact us to learn how you can run or bike for Young Life.

(773) 609-4565 or



Young Life Chicago Northside | 2958 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60618-8206

Phone: 773-609-4565

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