REGISTER HERE and Run the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon  Or Shamrock Shuffle on Behalf of Our Illinois Military Families.

The 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015.  The Shamrock Shuffle will be held on Sunday, March 29th, 2015.

If you would like to run or volunteer on behalf of the Illinois Patriot Education Fund, fill out the information below and one of our team captains will contact you and invite you to join our team.


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  • Percent of wounded service members’ families who qualify for VA federal educational benefits – 15%


  • Number of Illinois troops lost in action in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedomover 320


  • Number of soldiers wounded In action Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedomover 1,500


  • Percent of soldiers whose combat wounds resulted in an amputationover 5%


  • Percent of service men and women who are married with 2 dependents per familymore than 50%


  • Average age of an Illinois wounded or fallen service member26 years


  • Average age of each Illinois dependentbetween 6-8 years


  • Average Illinois veteran income$28,000 per year


  • Illinois immediate families impacted by Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedommore than 10,000

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