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"
  • 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 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

2016 Run for a Reason Charities

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