Charity Runner Program
2013 Marine Corps Marathon | Sunday, October 27, 2013
About the Event
Add meaning to your miles and join the Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic as a Charity Partner with the Marine Corps Marathon! Training for and completing a marathon is no easy feat, but by joining the Charity Runner program you will not only be running 26.2 miles for yourself, you will also be running to help grant the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions.
In addition to making wishes come true for local kids, there are plenty of other perks to being a Charity Runner for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You'll have an official Make-A-Wish singlet to wear on race day, enjoy a free pasta at our very own pre-race carbo-loading party, and special support and resources on race day before and after the marathon - and that's just the beginning! Visit our About the Program page for full details on the benefits of being a Charity Runner.
Ready to get started? Here's what you need to know so you can hit the ground running. You'll pay the $95* registration fee which covers your entry into the marathon and also lets us know you are committed to your training and raising money for the Foundation. When your registration is complete, you'll have access to your very own personal page where you can send e-mail to friends and family to let them know about your involvement and you will have an easy way to track all those donations!
By registering as a Charity Runner, you agree to raise a minimum of $750 for the Foundation. If you think it sounds scary, we promise that it's not. The aforementioned personal page is a huge fundraising tool and the staff of the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be here every step of the way to help you succeed.
The dollars you help raise WILL make a direct difference in the life of a child. Your dollars might help grant someone's wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort, be the President for a day, see a penguin, or watch the migration of the monarch butterflies. When you hit miles 18-20 in the marathon and your legs start to feel heavy, you will know that you are doing more than just running 26 miles - your fundraising is helping make wishes come true.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Charity Runner for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. We can't wait to help you celebrate crossing the finish line on October 27. For more information, please contact us.
For more information on the Marine Corps Marathon, click here to be taken to the event Website.
Some of our 2012 Charity Runners Pre-Marathon
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* The fair market value of this purchase is equal to the amount paid. No portion of this fee is tax deductible.