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Van Andel Institute Marathon Team

The Marathon Team launched with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2017, and has raised more than $308,000 to support cancer, Parkinson’s and other disease research, as well as K–12 and graduate education programs at VAI. Since then, Marathon Team members have run nearly 3,000 miles on marathon weekends alone!

VAI has access to a limited number of complimentary, guaranteed entries to the TCS London Marathon, the BMW Berlin Marathon, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon or the TCS New York City Marathon. We have had 114 marathon runners participate in both the Chicago and New York marathons since 2017.

VAI offers a series of exciting benefits to our Marathon Team members, including:

  • A welcome kit with official VAI Marathon Team gear
  • Complimentary registration to the London, Berlin, Chicago or New York City marathon
  • An opportunity for our runners to attend pre- and/or post-race activities
  • Tips on how to fundraise successfully
  • Collaborate with a community of runners passionate about cancer and Parkinson’s disease research
  • Team member contests for fabulous prizes, including complimentary hotel rooms in New York City and Chicago on race weekend.

For questions, contact McKenzie Hollern, Event & Volunteer Coordinator, at McKenzie.Hollern@vai.org or 616.234.5598.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Take on the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team!

VAI has access to a limited number of complimentary, guaranteed entries to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2022.

VAI offers a series of exciting benefits to our Marathon Team members, including:

  • A welcome kit with official VAI Marathon Team gear
  • Complimentary registration to the Chicago marathon
  • An invitation for our runners to attend pre- and post-race activities in Chicago on race weekend
  • Team member contests for fabulous prizes, including complimentary hotel rooms in Chicago on race weekend
  • New this year! We are offering a complimentary ticket to the Skyline Hospitality Tent for all our 2022 Chicago Marathon runners

Waitlist for Chicago 2022

TCS New York City Marathon

Take on the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon with the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team!

VAI has access to a limited number of complimentary, guaranteed entries to the TCS New York City Marathon on November 6, 2022.

VAI offers a series of exciting benefits to our Marathon Team members, including:

  • A welcome kit with official VAI Marathon Team gear
  • Complimentary registration to the New York City marathon
  • An invitation for our runners to attend pre- and post-race activities in New York City on race weekend

Waitlist for New York 2022

TCS London Marathon

Take on the 2022 TCS London Marathon with the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team!

VAI has access to a limited number of complimentary, guaranteed entries to the TCS London Marathon on October 2, 2022.

Waitlist for London 2022

BMW Berlin Marathon

Take on the 2022 BMW Berlin Marathon with the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team!

VAI has access to a limited number of complimentary, guaranteed entries to the BMW Berlin Marathon on September 25, 2022.

Entries for the BMW Berlin Marathon are now full. 

Corporate Partnerships

Click here to watch Marathon Team members talk with our friend Maranda about why they run with VAI!