This is a fundraiser to raise money for worthy causes.
Here's some more information about it:
Hello all---I'm running the Chicago Half Marathon on behalf of Heshima Kenya, a non-profit that provides shelter, education, and case management services to refugee girls and young women living in Nairobi. Listed below are two separate projects that Heshima Kenya is working on, the Girls' Empowerment Project and the Safehouse. If you can help out and donate any amount, it will be much appreciated!
Please support the organizer's efforts by donating to one of the projects below.