Misericordia Heartracers Team Races to the Finish of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

By Martha Floberg

Year after year, a dedicated team of charity runners supports Misericordia in ways that few others could imagine doing – running 26.2 miles through the streets and neighborhoods of Chicago to raise much-needed funds that benefit our children and adult residents.

From first-time marathoners to seasoned runners, each Misericordia Heartracer team member commits to raising between $1,250 and $1,750, depending on the date they register for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The Chicago Marathon is a proud city tradition and international running event. Each year 10,000 charity runners representing more than 150 local, national and global charities raise millions of dollars.  There was no marathon last year, due to the pandemic, but runners converged on the streets of Chicago for this year’s race.

On a beautiful, albeit windy and warm, October 10, over 40 Misericordia runners--staff, family members-Mis friends--took to the streets of Chicago.  While the team was smaller than in years past (as was the marathon itself), this mighty group of runners raised over $87,500--far surpassing the team’s goal of $53,000.

Congratulations to the Misericordia Heartracers!  Now it’s on to the 2022 marathon!  If you’d like to be part of the team, please contact  Martha Floberg, Development Officer at 773-273-4125 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Some of the Misericordia 2021 Heartracers Team before the Chicago Marathon”

Misericordia Heartracers 10.2021s