Running in this year’s big race?
Raise money for your favorite charity while you’re at it!

  1. Click on “Start a fundraiser” and log in
  2. Choose a charity and tell your story
  3. Share your fundraiser via email and social media
  4. Have the best time of your life running in the 2012 Philadelphia Marathon, and congratulate yourself on supporting a great cause!

All proceeds go directly to the registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit of your choice. Please consider giving to one of the Philadelphia Marathon’s Charity partners so that we can maximize giving to these organizations.

For more information on the individual charity partners, visit their website at

Read more about our partnership from Melanie Johnson, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Marathon on their blog.

Fundraise for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief via the Red Cross

Choose “American Red Cross” as the benefiting nonprofit of your fundraiser, and start sharing.



Official Charity Partner: Students Run Philly Style
Built on a mentorship model that emphasizes the translation of running skills to life skills, Students Run Philly Style helps youths develop positive relationships with adult mentors, learn to make safe choices, set and achieve attainable goals, and live healthy lifestyles.

  Racing To Register educates and inspires people of all races and ethnicities to join the National Marrow Donor Registry. The Arthritis Foundation is the only health based nonprofit organization looking out for the 50 million Americans and 300,000 children who suffer from arthritis pain.
The Academy at Liberty Resources helps people with disabilities–including veterans–build the skills necessary to be competitive in today’s workplace.   Team Lemon – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s national athletic program, inviting all athletes to make a difference in the lives of those affected by childhood cancer.
The Delaware Valley Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association provides programs and services to nearly 300,000 individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Back on My Feet is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.
  Best Buddies is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis.
  City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world.   ComforTree is the only nonprofit of its kind, helping make cancer patients and their families lives more manageable during cancer treatment with free monthly non-toxic house cleaning.
  Each year, Covenant House Pennsylvania serves hundreds of homeless, runaway, and trafficked youth under the age of 21 in the Greater Philadelphia area.   Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) champions the rights of the River to be free-flowing, clean and healthy.
Team In Training, of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, has helped make advances in blood cancer therapies and treatments that have prolonged and enhanced the lives of our patients.   Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to providing support and advocacy for people living with or at risk for the disease.
  Magee Rehabilitation Hospital offers comprehensive in-patient and out-patient services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management, and work injury. Ready, Willing & Able breaks the cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism by providing paid transitional work, occupational training, housing, and comprehensive support services to homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals in its year-long program.
  Gift of Life Family House serves as a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families by providing affordable, temporary lodging, meals and supportive services, to those who travel to Philadelphia for transplant-related care.   The Sturge-Weber Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with Sturge-Weber syndrome and associated Port Wine birthmark conditions through collaborative education, advocacy, research, and friendly support.
  The Brad Kaminsky Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for pediatric and adult brain tumor and cancer research and provides support, resources, and information to those impacted by brain tumors and cancer. Insulindependence inspires people with diabetes to set personal fitness goals, educates them on adaptive management strategies through hands-on experiences, and equips them to explore their individual capacities.
  Our mission is to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. We understand that brain tumor and cancer patients are in desperate need of new, effective treatments.   Girls on the Run® (GOTR) envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) supports national research studies and activities focused on developing innovative strategies for better treatments, screening, and prevention of all cancers of the lung. The mission of the Hepatitis Foundation International is to promote liver wellness, healthy lifestyles, and reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, hepatitis, HIV, and substance abuse.
  The Mommy’s Light Lives on Fund‘s® mission is to bring joy and comfort to children and teens whose mothers are terminally ill or have died by helping them keep alive traditions and simple pleasures they shared with their mothers. The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research to help families, educators, caregivers, and individuals with autism find answers to their immediate and urgent questions.
  JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Epilepsy Therapy Project’s mission is to accelerate new therapies for people with epilepsy and seizures.
  The American Cancer Society’s endurance sports program, DetermiNation, will help you run farther, train harder, and fight cancer.   The Tourette Syndrome Association Inc. is the only national nonprofit dedicated to discovering a cause and finding a cure for Tourette Syndrome.
  Pennies in Action Fund® is a 100% volunteer organization, raising funds for Breast Cancer Vaccine Research.   The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope.
Friends Free Library Incorporated in 1973, the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the Free Library of Philadelphia.