Run for a Reason

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

Rethink fundraising for your organization using P3R events. Join our 100+ charity community that has raised over $7.5 million since 2009, and see the difference it can make!


How the program works

The Run for a Reason charity program strengthens ties between the running community and charities utilizing our events as new platforms for fundraising. New organizations take part in the program by participating as a contributing charity. All nonprofit organizations are welcome! There is no cost involved to become a contributing charity and participation is easy:

Each charity receives a fundraising campaign page on CrowdRise to track donations which are then distributed directly to the charity – that’s right, P3R doesn’t touch any of your hard-earned dollars. Charities recruit their participants – supporters, donors, friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, volunteers, you name it – for any of our races. Participants then fundraise for their cause. It’s that easy!


We have a strong commitment to YOU

Forget the high costs of galas and golf outings. With less than 14% spent on overhead, participating organizations net more funds to be used to support their mission.

“We started with 32 runners raising $9,000, now we’re close to 400 runners raising $150,000 and the funds generated from this program allows us the opportunity to expand our programs and services. This is our largest net fundraiser. ” – Ann Yeager, Director of Marketing, Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center


Need more time to think about it?

No problem – click here to be added to our charity contact list, or email us at with any questions or comments.


2015 Run for a Reason Charities

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