The La Rabida 26.2 Challenge

At La Rabida Children’s Hospital, we’re ready to celebrate marathon season in Chicago and raise funds for Chicago’s most vulnerable kids—and we want you to join us! Not everyone can run a marathon (26.2 miles), but everyone can help cover the cost of complex care for La Rabida patients.

Here is your challenge: Choose any activity to complete some iteration of 26.2. You might decide to bike for 26.2 miles, dance for 26.2 minutes, volunteer 26 times, swim 26.2 laps, give up your latte for 26 days, or shoot 26 baskets in a row. The more creative, the better! Then ask your friends and family to sponsor you.

For some of the patients at La Rabida who are able to walk, taking 26.2 steps requires as much time and training as someone running a marathon. The 26.2 Challenge is one way we can all fortify their journeys, because your support of La Rabida ensures that every child who needs it will receive quality care, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

• Challenge Overview
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Printable Pledge Form
• Social Media Tips
• Sample Email to Your Friends
• 26.2 Logo
• Need more help? Contact Stephanie at / 773-256-5718


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Thank you for supporting the children of La Rabida. We look forward to seeing how YOU do your 26.2!


To view media coverage from our kick-off event, click here.