Run for a Reason

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

Each year, thousands of charity runners participate in the Run For A Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch with a mission to give back, change lives and raise awareness. Utilizing P3R events as a platform for fundraising, the charity program provides much-needed financial support to charities. Join our 100+ charity community that has raised over $7.5 million since 2009. No matter your cause, anyone can run for a reason!

Charity Runner Information

Earn a FREE race entry when you register for any race weekend event and commit to fundraise for any official charity. Here's how:

  • Click on any logo below to select your official charity
  • You'll be redirected to CrowdRise, click "JOIN"
  • Select "REGISTER AND FUNDRAISE"
  • Choose your race event
  • Agree to fundraise
  • Complete a quick registration form
  • All done! Now start fundraising

Important Notes:

*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

All nonprofits are welcome! New organizations take part by participating as a contributing charity, first-time participants of the charity program. All our participating nonprofits are listed on our CrowdRise event page, and there is no cost involved to become a contributing charity. Participation is easy:

  • Simply email runforareason@p3r.org to get started today
  • Recruit participants for any race event (children and pets too!)
  • Raise money on CrowdRise

Note: Race entries are not included for contributing charities and must be purchased separately from creating a fundraising page.

To learn more about the charity program and how to become an official charity, please click here to read our program overview, or email us at runforareason@p3r.org.

2016 Run for a Reason Charities

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