Chicago ( Nov. 4, 2015 ) Proud to Run is now accepting applications from Chicago-area LGBTQ organizations seeking to be a beneficiary of the 2016 Proud to Run 10k run and 5k run/walk next June.
The deadline for submitting an application is Nov. 17, 2015.
Organizations submitting an application should be a non-profit that serves LGBT individuals in or around Chicago. PTR's donations support a specific project or program that provide direct programming to the Chicago LGBTQ community donations do not support capital campaigns or annual funds, conferences and special events ( i.e. fund raising receptions ), lobbying efforts and/or political campaigns, or staff salaries. Beneficiaries will be selected by the Proud to Run board of directors in December of this year.
During its 35 years, PTR has donated more than $400,000 to Chicago-area nonprofits that serve the LGBTQ community. This year, we donated $40,000, in total, to our beneficiaries: Affinity Community Services, Chicago House, and Legal Council of Health Justice ( formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago ).
Find additional information, applications and instructions for submitting your application online at
About Proud to Run
Proud to Run is an annual 10K run and 5K run/walk along the lakefront that's been a part of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Pride Week activities since 1982. The 2016 race will be held June 25. PTR is focused on celebrating pride in an active and healthy way, raising funds to benefit the greater Chicago-area LGBTQ community; 16 nonprofits have received more than $400,000 during the last 33 years. In 2012, PTR was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.
The event is USA Track and Field certified, a Chicago Area Runners Association registered race, and presented in association with Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago.
PTR is organized by an all-volunteer, community-based board and is a federal 501( c )( 3 ) organization.
Find more information on Proud to Run at www.proudtorun.org .