Make your miles matter by fundraising for one of the OC Marathon's amazing causes in 2021!
$650,000 Raised in 2019. Join the race for 2020!
Here's how to run & raise money for a cause!
2020 Charity Partners
KIDS RUN THE OC
Kids Run the OC is designed to help pre-adolescent kids learn physical fitness, healthy lifestyle habits and combat onset childhood obesity – all while having fun! Local coaches lead games to improve speed, agility, hand-eye, coordination, flexibility and your child’s overall health and wellness.
PROJECT YOUTH OCBF
Project Youth OCBF works to keep Orange County’s at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug free through education, counseling, mentoring and family strengthening. Our program empowers youth and their families to make positive choices, building the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success.
JOHN WAYNE CANCER FOUNDATION
Team John Wayne is the John Wayne Cancer Foundation’s walking and running fundraising program. Join the team and fundraise to end cancer. Team John Wane members receive fundraising tips, fun incentives, special jerseys and more! Together we will win the fight against cancer with GRIT!
TEAM WORLD VISION
We are a community of people helping each other get to the finish line while changing lives around the world. Team World Vision runs so that children in Africa can have clean water and fullness of live
Marketplace Ministries Worldwide fosters Smart Generosity and changes the aid paradigm from dependency to empowerment. Marketplace Ministries Worldwide infuses the Gospel of Jesus Christ into commercial enterprises to empower people around the world to overcome poverty and injustice. We bring solutions to problems of poverty, exploitation and corruption by providing income, opportunity and ethical practices as part of our holistic mission and using business as our platform.
OUTREACH TO THE WORLD, INC.
Outreach to the World, Inc. supports orphans and widows, the sick and the poor in the rural community of Kiminini, Kenya. Our mission is to educate, equip and empower. Our main focus is affording vulnerable orphans healthcare and more importantly, a way out of the cycle of poverty by offering a K-12 education. Join us now in changing the life trajectory of these vulnerable kids, whose biggest wish is to go to school and gain a better life out of utter poverty!
Girls on the Run OC
Girls on the Run is a North American non-profit program that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run.
CASA Orange County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County is a non-profit organization serving our county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children through the recruitment, training, and supervision of community volunteers who advocate for their best interests.
American Heart Association
For nearly 100 years, AHA has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Runners can join our team and fundraise to help us succeed in this mission!
FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION
Our mission at Free Wheelchair Mission is to provide the transforming gift of mobility to people with disabilities in developing nations as motivated by Jesus Christ. We are a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations.
Project Independence promotes civil rights for people with developmental disabilities. We offer services to expand independence. We envision a society who values individuals and sees beyond disabilities, focuses on capabilities and expands possibilities.
SENECA FAMILY OF AGENCIES
Seneca Family of Agencies provides care through community and family-focused treatment for children and families who experience high levels of trauma who are at risk for family disruption or institutional care for the children. Seneca envisions community-engaged service with high standards of practice.
HD – CARE
HD – CARE is a University of California Irvine support group. Huntington’s Disease is a progressive, inherited neurodegenerative brain disorder for which there is no current treatment or cure. HD – CARE promotes community, advocacy, research and education – CARE.
Project Purple uses running to fund their mission of beating pancreatic cancer. The mission has three parts: 1) educational grants, 2) patient financial aid and 3) research for a cure of pancreatic cancer.
WE RUN OC KIDS
WE ROCK is an educational, after-school, intervention program for Middle and High School students in the Orange County area. WE ROCK focuses on endurance running and promotes a team atmosphere among participants. WE ROCK seeks to improve the lives of Orange County’s youth by improving physical health, personal character and long-lasting healthy habits.
START GIVING LOCAL
Start Giving Local is a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower everyone with the ability to easily support any secular, non-political cause. They are committed to developing strategic programming, education, & events that inspire positive community action & foster collaboration in support of our mission.
These aMAYZing people are the engine of aMAYZing Kids. They are the visionaries who manifest the legacy of Hailey Mayz in their work with children each day.
NOCCO, a 501c3 non-profit group, is a non-professional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical “mechanism of change” providing a support network to promote physical, mental and spiritual sobriety in North Orange County. The group delivers the message of hope to live our best life through self-awareness and self-acceptance. We are Responsible.