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 race weekend 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

All nonprofits are welcome! The Run for a Reason charity program offers all nonprofits an outlet to fundraise by utilizing our events as new platforms for fundraising. New organizations take part in the program by participating as a contributing charity, which are first-time participants of the charity program.

Participating as contributing charity offers new organizations the opportunity to become familiar with P3R events at no cost. Organizations are recognized for their fundraising efforts and are a crucial part of the giving community. Race entries are not included and entries much be purchased separately from creating a fundraising page. All our participating nonprofits are listed on our CrowdRise event page.

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

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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