Run for a Reason

Join your favorite charity team and run for a reason in the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

Charity Runner Information

Earn a FREE race entry when you register for any racec event and commit to fundraise for an official Run For A Reason charity. Here's how:

  • Select your OFFICIAL charity by clicking on its logo below
  • Once redirected to its Crowdrise page, click JOIN
  • Pick your race event
  • Complete a quick registration form
  • Start fundraising!

Important Notes:

*Several official charities (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Team In Training & JDRF) do not utilize CrowdRise and may have slightly different steps to join. Please contact the nonprofit directly with specific questions. 

*To fundraise for a nonprofit that we do not have listed, simply click here to create a fundraiser for the charity of your choosing.

*Race entries are only included when fundraising for an official charity. All other charities do not included a race entry and entries must be purchased separately from fundraising. Purchase your race entry here.

Nonprofit Information

Are you a nonprofit looking to join the charity community? The Run for a Reason charity program strengthens ties between the running community and nonprofit organizations utilizing our events as new platforms for fundraising. All nonprofit organizations are welcome! There is no cost involved to become a contributing charity and participation is easy:

  • Simply click here to get started today
  • Recruit participants for any race event (children and pets too!)
  • Raise money on CrowdRise

Click here for more information or email us at 

It’s YOUR game ... Run it. Play it. Own it. Love it. Give it. 




2016 Run for a Reason Charities

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