The Chicago Urban Race was born of an idea to combine a unique and fun team-oriented activity appropriate for all ages and abilities with the objective of raising funds and awareness for an often overlooked yet important cause. As such, it is an endeavor taken on and driven by a group of passionate, committed and philanthropic-minded individuals on a purely volunteer basis.
The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHD). As the country’s leading organization solely committed to CHD research funding, CHF dedicates itself to bringing health, hope and happiness to children and families impacted by a CHD. Since its founding in June 1996 to 2012, CHF has funded over $5.3 million toward 52 revolutionary and life-saving basic science, translational, and clinical CHD research studies at leading research centers across the United States and Canada and established 13 State Chapters with volunteers in many U.S. states.