Khoa Runs the Chicago Marathon: Episode 2 - The Search for More Money
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A MESSAGE FROM Khoa Runs the Chicago Marathon: Episode 2 - The Search for More Money

Once more unto the breach, dear friends!  On October 9, 2022 I ran and completed my first marathon, appropriately in my beloved city of Chicago.  And despite how much in pain I was when I crossed the finish line, I knew then that it would not be the last time.

And so again, I ask you to help me along this journey to the starting line in 2023 and give what you can to the Chicago parks. 


As part of my fundraising, I am selling fine art prints of photographs made in and around the parks of Chicago. Anyone donating $100 will receive a single-edition print from a special series of 11 photographs I have curated specifically for this fundraiser this year. Each print (size ranging between 8x10 and 8x12) will come mounted in a 11x14 mat, ready for framing, and is a sole edition 1 of 1--meaning each print here is one-of-a-kind, and no other prints of this mounted size will be made.

Once your qualifying donation has been received, I will personally reach out to you via email for details on which print you want.

The photographic prints available in this series are at this link:

About Team ChiParks

Team ChiParks is the marathon charity team of the Chicago Parks Foundation, the 501c3 partner of the Chicago Parks District.  Established in 2013 as an independent nonprofit organization, the Foundation’s mission is to build a stronger community dedicated to supporting and conserving parks in Chicago.  

The Chicago Park District is one of the largest municipal park managers in the nation, with 600+ parks, 220 field houses, 24 beaches, 11 museums, 10 harbors, 9 golf courses, and an incredible team of staff.  Tax dollars alone cannot provide all of the funds needed to maintain and improve these parks and park programs.  As the charitable partner of the Park District, the Foundation helps bridge the gap between communities and their parks.  

As one of several wings of the Foundation, Team ChiPark's fundraising efforts, as a charity partner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, contribute greatly to ensuring that everyone, Chicagoans and visitors alike, may use and enjoy all that the parks of this beautiful city have to offer.  

  • Jennifer Wierzba made a $15.00 donation

    Enjoy every mile!

  • Vicky Johnson made a $100.00 donation

    Happy 40th Birthday & Happy 2nd Chicago Marathon! I love following your training journey. Now, I can’t wait for marathon day!

  • Adam Barbanell made a $50.00 donation

    happy birthday! kick ass this year!

  • Anonymous made a $125.00 donation
  • Zoya Zackavec made a $100.00 donation

    We love you Khoa! Happy birthday and good luck on Sunday! The Zack Pack will be cheering you on as always :)

  • Theresa Stoodley made a $75.00 donation
  • Natalia Bensman made a $25.00 donation
  • Caitlin Blais made a $25.00 donation
  • Stef and Mike made a $125.00 donation

    So proud of how far you've come -- can't wait to see where else you go on your marathoning journey!

  • Angela Alexander-Turner made a $50.00 donation

    Khoa, You are such an amazing inspiration!

  • Karen Varga made a $100.00 donation

    So proud of you, Khoa!

  • Linda Groce made a $50.00 donation

    I'm in awe of your commitment and dedication!

  • Anna Malek made a $50.00 donation
  • Cait Blais made a $20.00 donation

    you got this! so proud of you!

  • Zoya Zackavec made a $50.00 donation


  • Sarah Hawley made a $25.00 donation

    LET’S GO! Second time we will cross the finish line!

  • Missey Love made a $75.00 donation
  • Khoa Dao made a $230.00 donation
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