Let's Give Back Together

The OC Marathon is proudly partnered with multiple charities. Charity partners are always open to having athletes join their team. It's not too late to pick a charity and start your fundraising today!
Why should you join a charity team?  When you join a charity team, you'll have an additional purpose for running. Running for a charity makes it about more than yourself. Often, runners feel more motivated when they have a purpose for running other than their own enjoyment and health. Through the OC Marathon, charities have raised over $5.5 million together. There are multiple charity programs you could support, so finding a cause that matters to you should be easy!
What does joining a charity team mean? Your training continues, and the FUNdraising begins! When you join a charity team, you will be able to create your own page to collect donations and track progress! A lot of our charities have pages set up on FirstGiving. There are also a lot of our charities that allow you to RUN FOR FREE!
RUN FOR FREE: Many of our charities offer free entry into a race at the OC Marathon Running Festival! This works by signing up to join their team, picking your race, and then meeting their fundraising minimum! Below is a list of the 2019 charities who have the "run for free" option, and their minimum fundraising requirements.

Learn more about our charity partner program on our website or join your charity team today by clicking here!