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

100 Club of Chicago

Bucktown 5k is proud to support the 100 Club of Chicago.

The 100 Club of Chicago is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois. It was founded in 1966.

The purpose of the organization is to provide for the surviving spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics who lose their lives in the line of duty. This includes all federal, state, county and local officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook and Lake County.

Bucktown Community Organization

Bucktown Community Organization

The BCO strives to promote the general welfare of Bucktown neighborhood residents. The primary purposes of the BCO are as follows:
1) To complement governmental and other public efforts by supporting educational, social, recreational, environmental, and cultural enrichment activities that serve the needs and interests of community children, youth, families, and seniors;
2) To promote a spirit of cooperation, goodwill and neighborliness, ease neighborhood tensions, and encourage people to openly communicate and take action for positive change in the community;
3) To collect and distribute information about topics of interest to the community and provide a public forum for residents and business owners to express their opinions;
4) To ensure the quality and availability of public and private community services and enhance the safety for those who live and work in Bucktown; and
5) To work with public officials, private citizens, and other neighborhood agencies to protect and preserve the historical diversity of the neighborhood, including housing stock, people, cultural capacity, and other characteristics of the community that make it unique.

Run For Free

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 – free race entry
-Raise $500-$999 – $50 gift card from Fleet Feet Sports
-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!

Official Sponsors