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Team Danny Did in the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sunday, October 07, 2018
All Day Event

Support Team Danny Did in the 2018 Chicago Marathon. As an official nonprofit partner to the world's second largest marathon, our runners proudly represent the 3.4 million Americans who face epilepsy. To join our team or to support a runner, see below.



KevinGraceRunning_2.2017The Danny Did Foundation is proud to be an official partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the 8th straight year. Team Danny Did members participate in the marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Danny Did Foundation. We welcome runners from across the United States and the world to be a part of our team and to join us in advancing awareness of epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, or SUDEP. 

DETAILS: Although registration for the 2018 Chicago Marathon is closed and our charity entries are sold out, we still welcome runners who already have a race entry to join our team. See below to review the runner benefits of joining Team Danny Did.   

RUNNER COMMITMENT: Runners who received a charity entry during the 'normal' phase of registration have a $1,000 fundraising commitment. Those who receive a charity entry during the 'post close' phrase have a $1,500 commitment. Runners who do not utilize a charity entry but rather use their own entry are asked to set a fundraising goal of $1,000. 


DONATE TO A 2018 RUNNER ONLINEEvery runner has a great story behind their 26.2 miles. To sponsor one of our Team Danny Did runners in the 2018 Chicago Marathon CLICK HERE

RACE DAY CHEER STATION: We invite all to come and cheer our runners on race day Sunday October 7th at the Danny Did cheer station, near course mile 13.5, located at the northwest corner of Adams and Green Streets, which is one block west of Halsted St near Chicago's Greek Town neighborhood. Bring signs and to wear your DDF gear, so the presence of Team Danny Did is made known in the second largest marathon in the world!

Click here to view the 2017 Chicago Marathon course map. 

How To Apply For a Spot on Team Danny Did:

  1. Contact Danny Did at to express your interest and to receive instructions.
  2. Review and return your signed Team Danny Did Commitment Letter to
  3. Create your online fundraising page.
  4. Recruit a friend to join Team Danny Did and receive a $100 fundraising credit! 

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions, contact the Danny Did Foundation at

We Reward Your Effort With These TEAM DANNY DID BENEFITS:

  • FREE race entry – a $195 value! (Once you reach your fundraising goal, Danny Did will reimburse your entry fee.)
  • FREE 18-week training program: A $200 value. Chose from the group option or the virtual option. Not in the Chicago area? Pick a program near you. 
  • A custom Team Danny Did race day tech shirt
  • A custom online fundraising page
  • Your Own "Running Buddy"! Be connected with and motivated by a child with epilepsy who wants to share their story with you. 
  • Regular e-newsletters: featuring training and fundraising tips.
  • Awards and incentives for the top fundraisers. 
  • A private post race Team Danny Did party: featuring free food and beverages in a venue near the race finish line.  
  • Start-to-finish inspiration and encouragement: from your Team Danny teammates, from Danny Did Foundation supporters, and most of all, from the life of Daniel “Danny” Stanton. 

COMPANY SPONSORSHIPS: If you're interested to sponsor Team Danny Did in 41st annual running of the second largest marathon in the world, please email

030316JohnStudioTEAM DANNY DID RADIO PSA: To listen to the Team Danny Did epilepsy awareness radio PSA as read by Danny's siblings on 101.9 FM The Mix, WBBM 780 AM and 93.1 FM WXRT in Chicago, click here.




KellyHamiltonRunning_2From alumni runner Kelly Hamilton of Peoria: "Running a marathon is an accomplishment, but running with Team Danny Did makes that accomplishment more meaningful. Team Danny Did is an amazing partner before, during and after the marathon. Being part of this team means you are making a difference and impacting lives with every step you take!"






From 6-Time Runner Phil Skoug of Merrill, Wisconsin: "It was a pleasure to run the Chicago Marathon for the Danny Did foundation. I hope to do it again next year. I always like to do things for good friends. Pete and Betty Lazarra asked me if I would run the marathon and couldn't turn them down. I was unable to attend the post race party due to a minor injury during the marathon but I was determined to finish. The shirt and bracelet gave me inspiration to finish for Danny and others that suffer from epilepsy and SUDEP. Looking forward to next year."





From Past Runner Lisa Verdon of Chicago, Illinois: Being a part of Team Danny Did was an amazing experience! I met so many new people (and still talk with) we all had a common goal: to get the word out about epilepsy and SUDEP. Team Danny got me thru those long runs, when I didn’t think I could get to 20 miles, I looked at my blue wrist band that says “Danny Did” and I kept running. When it was time to run the big 26.2, I was relieved to see my teammates and supporters of the Danny Did Foundation out there along the route giving me thumbs up, supporting me when i needed it most…all knowing that we have a common bond: Danny. Running my first marathon for the Danny Did Foundation was special knowing I was running and raising funds for those kids and their families affected by epilepsy. PLEASE consider running for Danny and being a member of Team Danny Did. I promise you, you will not regret it.





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