Run for a cause

If you haven't registered but are thinking about it, you are in the right place. Do you feel committed to a cause, have the passion and are motivated by making a difference in the lives of others? If so, you can support one of our 2023 Race it Forward Charity Partners! Charity runners can build a fundraiser directly through our registration platform, Race Roster and/or donate directly to a great cause. Fundraising begins when you register for the 2023 race so you have plenty of time to build momentum leading up to race day!

Follow these steps to begin supporting a great cause:

  1. Choose from one of our 2023 Official Charity Partners, then contact the for your registration promo code before registering.

  2. Register for the 2023 race (using your promo code) through Race Roster, the Cleveland Marathon’s registration platform. During registration, you will have the option to JOIN YOUR CHARITY TEAM (choose your charity from the dropdown menu) or CREATE YOUR OWN TEAM,  PLUS receive your own fundraising page to customize and share with your friends and family.

  3. Your charity will reach out to you via email with updates and fundraising incentives.

Don't see your team or have other questions? Contact the Marathon Office at

 already registered?

How to Set Up Your Personal Pledge Page

1. Go to the event registration page on Race Roster.
2. Click "Sign In" in the top right hand corner.
3. Once you sign in, click on your name in the right hand corner and then on "Participant".
4. Scroll down to "Fundraising" then "Edit Page" on the right hand side. From here, you can customize your page.
5. Lock in your preferred charity and all donations will go to that one goal. Just click the field beside "Select a preferred fundraising organization" to access our full list of partners - and select your charity.
6. Click "SAVE UPDATED FUNDRAISING INFORMATION" after all of your updates have been completed.
7. Now it's time to share, share, share! Use the buttons at the bottom of the page to share your unique link with family, friends, and followers via email or social media. Don't forget to click "Tweet," "Post," or "Send" to finalize the share.


The Cleveland Marathon also has some additional incentives below (in addition to your charity of choice) to get your motivated along your fundraising journey!

2023 Fundraising Incentive - $1000

Any runner that raises at least $1000 in fundraising for any Cleveland Marathon Official Charity Partner by May 1, 2023 will get an exclusive Cleveland Marathon swag item mailed to them directly or for pick up at the Health & Fitness Expo.

Contact with any questions.