Join the Movement


ILD Race to Stop MS logo 300 x 225.jpgIf you're racing for fun, you can Race to Stop MS!

Race to Stop MS is a unique program that unites individuals with the common goal of creating a world free of MS and completing an athletic endurance event. If you're registered for any race event you can race on behalf of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Race to Stop MS is a fundraising campaign that gives you access to the Chapter's powerful online fundraising tools to turn your participation in any third-party race event into a race for a good cause.

Race to Stop MS Benefits:

  • Personalized fundraising web page to help reach fundraising goal
  • Race to Stop MS racing singlet upon reaching $300 in donations
  • Free membership/training in CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) – local runners only
  • Invitations to cultivation events and fundraising celebrations
  • Fundraising guide, tips, encouragement, experience to help you reach your goals!
  • Exhilaration of doing good for others while doing well yourself! 

Learn more about our Race to Stop MS partnered events:

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Here's how it works.

Step One: First, you register with the third-party race event of your choice.

Step Two: Then, come back here and register for Race to Stop MS. Just click the register link at the top of the left sidebar on any Race to Stop MS page. (You must be a registered participant of a third-party race event in order to register for Race to Stop MS, so please make sure you register there first.)

Step Three: Once you're fully registered, you'll have access to the National MS Society's online tools to help you reach out to family, friends, and associates, tell your personal story, raise funds, and keep track of your fundraising efforts.

That's all there is to it!

We ask that you commit to a suggested fundraising minimum of $300**--but we encourage you to raise all you can! Monies raised through Race to Stop MS help the Greater Illinois Chapter fund programs, services, and cutting-edge research to benefit the 20,000 people living with MS in Illinois.

Greater Illinois Chapter staff are always available to answer your questions and help you register and use our fundraising tools. 

If you need help, contact us.

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(**Note: Post-close Chicago Marathon participants are required to raise a minimum of $1,000 by race day.)