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 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!

The Run For a Reason Charity program is proudly


Charity Runner Information

Registration has CLOSED for the 2016 marathon season.

Important Notes:

*Charity registration cancellation or race event transferring is not available for registrations after March 31. After March 31, charity runners will need to follow the general Runner Services policies listed on our FAQ page. Please contact your charity coordinator for the charity transfer form.

1,000 Dollar Club 

Have you raised $1,000 through the 2016 Run for a Reason charity program*? Then you have earned yourself a spot in the 1,000 Dollar Club! Club members who have raised $1,000 by April 17 and are running for an official charity will have the sticker pre-attached to their bib. Fundraisers who have raised $1,000 by April 30, 2016 can visit Runner Services to claim their sticker by presenting proof of their fundraising page depicting a minimum of $1,000 raised for charity.  

The $1,000 Dollar Club sticker will grant all club members access to the FedEx Ground Hospitality Tent in Point State Park on Sunday May 1, 2016. The tent will feature a deliciously catered lunch by Panera Bread, post-race massages, private gear check, restroom facilities and much more. Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of the club! 

*Must be fundraising through the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon CrowdRise event page or through TNT or JDRF's Pittsburgh Marathon event page.

Nonprofit Information

New organizations take part by participating as a contributing charity. Contributing charity registration is now closed for the 2016 marathon season. All of our 2016 participating nonprofits are listed on our CrowdRise event page. If you are interested in receiving program information for the 2017 season, please click here to fill out our interest form. 

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

2016 Run for a Reason Charities presented by Bank Of America 

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