Our new #CanDoRaceSeries showcases three great Chicago races and offers a fun new way to support Special Olympics Chicago! This year’s races are the Chicago 10k, BTN10k, and the Midway Fly Away 5k. These races offer Incredible lakefront views, a unique opportunity to run/walk directly on the Southwest Airlines airfield, and the chance to dress up in your favorite school colors and compete for your Big Ten team. But the greatest benefit of all is having the support of our Special Olympics Chicago athletes. Complete the series to unlock special benefits and support the 22 sports enjoyed by our athletes throughout the year!


In addition to the race series, hurry to secure your Marathon spot with Team SOC for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon by May 31 to receive a bonus prize! Thanks to our partners for their continuous support. 

Join us by running/walking in our 2019 #CanDoRaceSeries benefiting Special Olympics Chicago’s 7,500 athletes and programs which include:

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Chicago 10k

Sunday, June 30, 2019
Grant Park – Arvey Field 1501 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Grant Park


Midway Fly Away
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Chicago Midway International Airport

BONUS! Bank of America Chicago Marathon 
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – Grant Park

Runners for Team Special Olympics Chicago are eligible for a bonus gift!

How do I participate in the #CanDoRaceSeries?

Sign up for all races and submit your confirmation emails to SOC staff. Awards will be mailed to you within 30 days after the Chicago Marathon October 13. Proof of registration must be submitted by September 30, 2019



Participants who complete all races in the 2019 #CanDoRaceSeries receive:   

The first ever #CanDoRaceSeries Medal


Participants who raise $1,000 or more for Special Olympics Chicago and complete all races in the 2019 #CanDoRaceSeries receives:         

  • A #CanDoRaceSeries Medal
  • A #CanDoRaceSeries windbreaker.

You can reach this goal in a couple different ways:

  1. While registering for the Chicago10k, make a personal donation equalling $1,000 or more.
  2. While registering for the BTN10k, you can make a personal donation or set up a fundraising page to support Special Olympics Chicago.
  3. While registering for Midway 5k, have family and friends donate to you personal fundraising page with a goal of $1,000 or more.
  4. Combine your efforts! If your total personal donations and fundraising amount equals $1,000 or more you have hit the goal.


Bonus: If you complete the Marathon with Team SOC, meet your Marathon fundraising minimum and complete the 2019 #CanDORaceSeries, you will receive the two prizes above with a bonus branded plaque to showcase in your home or office!