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It's More Than a Race...

…it’s a journey of moments that will challenge, inspire and change you! The American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Challenge® offers a ticket to America’s most desirable endurance events. Our endurance training and fundraising program will lead you across the finish line with coaching, training and tools for success.

From the moment you meet your coach and teammates to the moment you cross the finish line, the Liver Life Challenge provides an unforgettable experience. You’ll achieve your fitness goals and help those with liver disease – so they can create moments of their own.

The benefits of our marathon program include :

Registration Fee.
Expert Coaching and Team Trainings with our Official Marathon Team Training Partner, Chicago Endurace Sports. 
Team Meetings and Socials
Fundraising incentives including the chance to win the Top Fundraising prize!

A LIVEr Champion match to personalize their experience on the team.
A fantastic race day experience complete with private changing facilities, restrooms, and a post race masseuse!
Make a Difference. 

Refer A Friend: Running a marathon is always better when running with someone you know. Refer a friend or family member to join Team ALF and your minimum fundraising amount will be lowered from $1250 to $1000 if they sign up.

Join our Team Roster:

Emily AmannTony BonvolantaChris BroylesAdam CallansJill Czarnik, Diana Giczewski,

Elizabeth Goodman, Mike GleasonKimberly Grauer, Katie HughesJeanmarie Jackman, Emily Jensen,

Samantha JohnsonStacy Maus, Anurag SoniRachel Strayhall


Runner Highlight:
Every few weeks, we will be highlighting a participant's story on this page and on our Facebook page. This week our participants for the 2014 Liver Life Walk Chicago and our newest ALF runner, Jeannine Love, shares her story.

Aric Hughes HiserJeannine lost her best friend and partner, Aric Hiser, from liver disease on October 31, 2012. From 2009-2012, Aric led the Dirty Rotten Livers team at our annual Liver Life Walk in Chicago. In 2013, Jeannine took up the role of team captain of the Dirty Rotten Livers and raised over $12,000 for the ALF in honor of Aric! This year, we are excited to welcome Jeannine and the Dirty Rotten Livers back to the Liver Life Walk Chicago.

Recently, Jeannine has started running to help cope with her grief. Along with running, Jeannine has adopted a healthier diet. This powerful combination of being healthy in both body and mind is what is helping Jeannine to progress with her life while still honoring Aric. Click here to read Jeannine's powerful and moving story.

Click here to sponsor Team ALF! The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.To fulfill the mission of the ALF, we need the support of our community.  What better way to do that than participate with us in one of Chicago’s largest and most popular annual events?  Your support of the Liver Life Challenge Chicago Marathon Team will sustain the strength and growth of the American Liver Foundation and our shared vision of a healthy, informed, and united community.  We are most appreciative of any contribution you choose to make, and of course, that contribution may be tax-deductible.

Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Event Manager Info

Emily Jensen

(312) 377-9030 ext. 12

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Top Participants
  1 -  Stacy Maus ($2,750.00)
  2 -  Rachel Strayhall ($930.00)
  3 -  Personal Gift Diana Giczewski ($720.00)
  4 -  Personal Gift Jill Czarnik ($705.00)
  5 -  Tony Bonvolanta ($265.00)
  6 -  Emily Jensen ($240.00)
  7 -  Personal Gift Jeanmarie Jackman ($225.00)
  8 -  Personal Gift Anurag Soni ($200.00)
  9 -  Personal Gift Adam Callans ($150.00)
  10 -  Personal Gift Elizabeth Goodman ($50.00)
  11 -  Emily Clark ($50.00)
  12 -  Samantha Johnson ($25.00)

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