We’re looking for runners or walkers to join our Team Sjögren’s Training Program for the Rock ‘n’ Roll series Chicago Half Marathon (13.1 miles) or 12K (7.4 miles) race on July 19th. Follow our program and we will prepare you to WALK or RUN in either race, where each turn is filled with the sights and sounds of Chicagoland. 

Our Team is always full of walkers and runners – so don’t fret if you aren’t a runner!

The Team Sjögren’s program takes people from the couch to the course. The Sjögren’s Foundation staff and our Team trainer will help guide you through the entire process and ensure you are ready to participate in July! In addition, you will be increasing awareness for Sjögren’s, as well as, helping raise crucial funds for Sjögren’s research and education.

Voted one of the BibRave Top 20 Half Marathons, the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon is a must-do in 2020! The course takes you on a perfect tour of the Windy City where you will run/walk the Magnificent Mile, through downtown and along Lake Michigan. Whether you choose the Half Marathon or 12K, you will be cheered on by bands, cheerleaders and supportive spectators throughout the route!

The Foundation has a limited number of spots for this epic summer event and we hope you’ll be one of them!  If you don’t feel you can walk or run in this event, do what so many other patients have done and recruit someone else – your husband, wife, sister, cousin, daughter, son or friend – and have them walk or run in your honor.

If you want to receive information about training and joining Team Sjögren’s Chicago, please contact our Team Sjögren's Coordinator, Kalla Ford, at kford [at] sjogrens [dot] org!

As a Team Sjögren’s member, you will receive:

  • World-class training from our Team Trainer, Kalla Ford
  • Leadership and mentorship from past runners and Sjögren’s Foundation staff
  • Hotel room accommodations in Chicago
  • Airfare reimbursement
  • An opportunity to join a Team of those wanting to make a difference
  • And much much more

“We Run in Honor of the 4 Million Americans with Sjögren’s... We Are Team Sjögren’s “