A part of Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Pride Week activities since 1982, Proud to Run celebrates pride in a healthy way while raising funds to support the LGBTQ+ community of the greater Chicago area. As of 2018, Proud to Run has donated nearly $600,000 to organizations that work to keep our community stronger, healthier, and safer.
Proud to Run Chicago is a 501(c)(3) charity. Gifts to Proud to Run are fully deductible for United States federal income tax purposes, subject to the limitations placed on charitable gifts by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The Proud to Run 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon is organized by an all-volunteer, community-based board of directors.