Join us for Chicago Virtual Miles for Melanoma -  Saturday, October 17, 2020!

Melanoma is the deadliest and fastest growing form of skin cancer and we all want a cure to be found soon. The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) hosts the Miles for Melanoma each year so that communities can come together to take action and help support the fight and the mission of the MRF.

This year, however, is going to look a little different. The MRF's first priority is our constituents safety and health. To make sure you all remain as safe and secure as possible, we will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and moving many of our events to be virtual. With your amazing support, we can exceed our goal of raising $50,000 for the Virtual Chicago Miles for Melanoma event and make a life-changing impact in our community.

- Step up and join Miles for Melanoma today - 

DATE: Saturday, October 17, 2020

REGISTRATION: There is no registration fee to join us for this virtual event! However, if you are able to fundraise $100 minimum, you will receive the NEW 2020 Coolibar UPF 50+ shirt in the mail! We will email those who earn a Coolibar shirt for their shirt size.



Sign Up to Participate!

First thing to do is sign up! You can start a team, create a fundraising page and invite your friends to join you. The MRF challenges you to set fundraising goals for you and your team! We will provide new, fun challenges to keep you active and motivated to hit your goals.

Start a team or participate on your own! Get your family, friends, or colleagues to join you in this month-long challenge! See how much you raise in support of those imapcted by melanoma.We have set goals and incentive prizes to help you and your team stay motivated! Check them out in our Team Welcome Packet here


EVENT PROGRAM: Miles for Melanoma Chicago 2020 Event Week Calendar below!

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How does a Virtual 5K work?  

Beginning on Monday, October 12th, our virtual event will have a Team Week where there will be a fitness activity each day of the week leading up to the main event day and Virtual 5K on Saturday, October 17th. These activities will not only keep our community moving all week long with a daily challenge and some fun prizes but will also help you and your team reach your fundraising goals!

On Saturday, October 17th, we will still have the Miles for Melanoma Chicago 5k. All of our individual participants and teams will be encouraged to walk, or run, together in their local neighborhood, their backyard or on their treadmill! We will provide you a link to submit your miles and times so we can be “together” even while apart.

I am super competitive! What about the Real-Time app?

Our Virtual 5k on October 17th is hosted by Virtual365, a Real Time Live Race App which gives you a close to an in person race experience. The Virtual365 app allows you to follow along on our normal race day course as you walk/run your own course, complete head to head against other runners, have your race pace tracked and even have your friends and family follow your run!

The week of October 12th, be on the lookout for an email from “2020 Chicago Virtual 5k Miles for Melanoma - Claim your Profile” with a subject line of “Get Ready to Race!” In that email will be a link to claim your profile and then download the Virtual365 app. You can take a practice walk/run to see how it works.

Didn't receive the email? No problem-follow the steps below!

  1. Search for and then download the app in the App Store (Apple Store or Google Play)
  2. search for Chicago Miles for Melanoma race
  3. Search your name in the participant section 
  4. It then will prompt you to “claim profile”
  5. From there, you will be asked to make an account and be prompted through each step to complete


join our Chicago Virtual Miles for Melanoma Facebook event by clicking the link below! 


Looking for an easy, effortless way to give back? Are you connected to Amazon Smile? If not, This is a free tool for customers and charities! Head to and be sure to add the MRF today!

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