Our mission at RAM Racing is not only to raise funds to support our official charities but also to promote, raise awareness and support the mission of the organization.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI)
RMHC – CNI is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing a ‘home away from home’ while their child is being treated in the hospital. Every night, 153 families heal together because of the comfort, compassion and community at five area Ronald McDonald Houses® and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®. Annually, 43,000 nights are provided where RMHC-CNI families are able to stay close to their child, helping them to heal faster and saving them over $10 million in hotel costs. Visit their website to learn how you can help!
Run For Free
Ready to Go the Extra Mile? We’re excited to show you how to make an even bigger difference in your community. Go The Extra Mile by raising additional funds for families in need. Check out these Go The Extra Mile prize incentives:
-Raise $250-$499 – $50 gift card from the official Hot Chocolate Store
-Raise $500-$999 – free race entry
-Raise $1000+ – $50 gift card and free race entry
Fundraising incentives will be awarded on the amount raised by 11:59pm the Sunday prior to the race. Also keep in mind that there’s no minimum on the amount you can fundraise– every bit will make a difference!
Walk for Special Olympics Chicago
The Walk for Special Olympics Chicago is a 2 mile untimed walk that starts after the Hot Chocolate 5k/15k race. Please note that Walk participants will enjoy a different start time, course, and finish line than the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. Walk for Special Olympics Chicago participants will not be able to start/race/finish with 5k/15k participants.
Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. They are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries -- and millions more volunteers and supporters. They are also a global social movement. Visit their website to learn more about the athletes!
Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Special Olympics athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.