The Run For A Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America is for passionate runners like you who want to make a difference and change lives. Connect your passion with purpose and commit to fundraise for a meaningful cause close to your heart.
Why Run For Charity?
By choosing to Run For A Reason, you will be a part of something greater than yourself, make an impact on those around you, and create lifelong memories with “teammates” who become “family." Let’s face it — there’s no better feeling than crossing the finish line and knowing that those miles counted for MORE! It’s time to connect passion with purpose and Run For A Reason in 2020.
How It Works
Runners will have the option to select a charity to run for during the registration process in Race Roster. After registering and selecting a charity to fundraise for, charity runners will receive their own fundraising page through Race Roster that they can use to collect donations.
For step-by-step directions on how to sign up as a charity runner click here.
Run For FREE
If a charity runner selects to fundraise for one of our official charities, they will be eligible for a refund on their registration fee (essentially earning a FREE registration!). In order to receive a refund, charity runners must raise a minimum amount of money for the organization they selected. Fundraising minimums vary by event and are listed below. If a charity runner does not reach the minimum, they will not be eligible for a refund. Please note, in order to receive a refund the funds raised must be dedicated to only one official charity.
Marathon — $500
Half Marathon — $400
Marathon Relay Team — $1,000
5K — $150
Kids Marathon — $50
Toddler Trot — $50
Pet Walk — $50
Please note, if a runner wants to fundraise for a charity not listed, they may be able to, however, they will not be eligible for a refund on their registration since the organization is not considered one of our official charities.
Are you a nonprofit interested in getting involved in the Run For A Reason Charity Program?
Official charities are finalized for the 2019-2020 season but you can still use our event as a fundraising platform as a contributing charity. If you are interested in applying as a contributing charity, please click here for the application.
Since the Run For A Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America started in 2009, over $13 million has been raised by tens of thousands of runners for more than 100 different local, national and global charities.