Now is the time!

Get up, get out, and get moving for justice!

What is Relay for Justice?

Hosted by Legal Aid Chicago’s Ambassadors Board, Relay for Justice is a virtual walk, run, and bike event that will connect and energize each of us, as we continue our daily advocacy for civil justice in the current much-changed state of the world.

Starting at our loop office, we will relay through U.S. cities with stops that mark vital moments in civil rights and civil justice history. Each participant will take turns picking up the symbolic baton, and together, we will move forward from location to location until we end at the Supreme Court steps.

How to Participate?

Join us for some fresh air by getting up, getting out, and getting active. Take a walk around your neighborhood and smell the flowers. Commute to the office by bike, or log your daily morning runs. However, you decide to get active, do it for Legal Aid Chicago!

We ask that each day, you log into our registration portal and add your miles to our tracker. We will compile all participant’s mileage to see how far we go together. Each stop offers us the opportunity to remember past achievements in the fight for justice, to see how far we’ve collectively come, and how far we have to go. Even now, during COVID-19, each of us can carry the symbolic baton of justice forward for future generations.

Register today and when the run begins on Monday, August 31st begin posting pictures of yourself before, during, or after your relay activity and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn with the hashtags #RelayforJustice2020 and #LegalAidChicago.

There’s more!

Every race has an aid station where runners can rejuvenate, commiserate, and push forward in their run. Legal Aid Chicago will have two “aid station” events during Relay for justice 2020, where we invite you to join us for a moment of joy.

  • Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020, at 6:00 pm CST – Liz Brent, teaching artist and owner of BrentArt LLC, will host a virtual paint party where you can join your fellow relayers for an evening of relaxation and art, as you paint. After registration, you will receive a paint kit in the mail. The deadline to register so that you receive your paint kit in time is Friday, August 21st, 2020.
  • Thursday, September 10th, 2020, at 6:00 pm CST – Join us for a special virtual trivia night hosted by Sporcle Live!. This trivia night offers a chance to test your civil rights knowledge, as we throw in a few questions from our relay journey. The last day to register is August 28th and limited to 60 participants. Registration is now open, spots will go quick!

Do you have a team?

Interested in engaging in some friendly competition and joining a team with your colleagues, friends, and family? E-mail Katie Jahnke Dale at

Support Relay for Justice with a donation!

Support your favorite relayer when you donate here!