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.