Cheer Squad booth

HumanaVitality Cheer Squad app supports runners in Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Runners and spectators can use the HumanaVitality Cheer Squad app for inspiration in this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. Participants from last year’s race are shown above.

HumanaVitality® will offer support and motivation for the more than 20,000 runners participating in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon with Cheer Squad. The app and website allow families and friends to cheer on runners from anywhere in the world by entering messages of inspiration that will appear on a giant screen during mile 10 of the race.

HumanaVitality is a presenting sponsor of the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon taking place on July 20. It starts and finishes in Grant Park, and features live bands performing at every mile along the scenic downtown course.

To send a cheer, runners’ friends and families can:

  • Visit the Cheer Squad app on Facebook or
  • Type in the first and last name of the runner they want to support.
  • Submit a personalized cheer that is 30 characters or less.
giant board with words
A message to inspire runners in the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon will appear on a giant board at mile 10 of the July 20 race.

Runners can create personalized links to share with family and friends so they can easily send cheers through the app. All cheers must be submitted by 5 p.m. CDT on Saturday, July 19.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon is celebrating its sixth anniversary in the Windy City. Two 5K races will also be hosted during the weekend – one on Saturday, July 19, and the other in conjunction with the half marathon on Sunday, July 20

For more information, visit To send a runner a message of support, visit the Cheer Squad at Follow @RunRocknRoll and @HumanaVitality on Twitter for more information on the upcoming race.

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