The V Foundation’s Team V Races to Achieve Victory Over Cancer in Chicago + NYC Marathons

Limited Team V Entries Are Available

Cary, NC [July 7, 2021] – The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, is inviting runners from across the U.S. to register as a part of Team V for the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the 50th Running of the TCS New York City Marathon. Scheduled to take place on October 10, 2021, the sold-out Chicago Marathon will host about 35,000 runners on a flat and fast route starting and ending in Grant Park. The sold-out NYC Marathon will take place on November 7, 2021 and will host approximately 33,000 runners. Individuals who are interested in participating in either marathon can only secure an entry through an official charity, like the V Foundation.

Team V gives participants the opportunity to make their miles count for more by running for a cause –  to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. The V Foundation offers two fundraising options for Chicago: runners can fundraise $2,000 for a race entry and other Team V perks, or they can upgrade to a $3,000 fundraising option and receive race entry, the team perks and a complimentary two-night hotel stay. For the NYC Marathon, runners can fundraise $3,500 for a race entry and other Team V perks, or upgrade to $4,500 in fundraising to have a complimentary two-night hotel stay added to their benefits. Runners who are already registered to run either marathon can still join Team V and fundraise for cancer research by emailing [email protected].

“We are excited to welcome Team V supporters back to running and fundraising,” said Evan Morris, director of Community Events at the V Foundation. “Team V runners have raised millions for cancer research while showing incredible ‘Don’t Give Up!’ spirit. We applaud their perseverance in training and their contribution to the fight against cancer.”

To register for Team V in the Chicago Marathon, please visit v.org/chicagomarathon. To register for Team V in the TCS New York City Marathon, please visit v.org/nycmarathon. For more information on the V Foundation for Cancer Research, please visit v.org.

The V Foundation holds 10 consecutive 4-star (highest) ratings from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of charities, making the Foundation among the top 2% of all charities evaluated. The V Foundation is also a GuideStar Platinum-rated charity.


About the V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The V Foundation has funded more than $260 million in cancer research grants nationwide. Event proceeds benefit cancer research funded by the V Foundation. The Foundation awards game-changing grants through a competitive process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit v.org.