Run or walk for a cause


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Participants - 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 Official 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 2024 race so you have plenty of time to build momentum leading up to race day!

Charity Partner runners receive a registration discount, so don't forget to ask about it before you register -

get started

  1. You must choose from one of our Official Charity Partners, and contact the Charity Team Leader listed on our website via email for your registration promo code before registering.

  2. Register for the 2024 race (using your promo code) through Race Roster, the Cleveland Marathon’s registration platform. During registration, you will need to select your Charity/Fundraising Organization from a drop down list. It is optional to also join your charity's team (if it has been already established by the team leader) or you may create your own team.

  3. Create your own Pledge Page and get your own unique link to share with family and friends.

  4. Once registered and your charity is selected, your charity team leader will reach out to you via email with updates and fundraising incentives.

already registered?

If you were undecided at the time of registration as to which cause to choose from, you can select your Fundraising Organization later and set up your pledge page to share with friends and family. Here is how:

How to select your Charity

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.

tips and tricks for success

As a fundraising participant of the Cleveland Marathon, we want you to have an enjoyable and successful experience. Here are some tips!

  • Utilize your social platforms to share your fundraising link and share your story/goals with friends and family. Tag the Cleveland Marathon on your social posts so we can share and repost!
  • Share your story with the Cleveland Marathon staff (, and we'll feature it on our social channels to inspire others and raise awareness for your charity. Your narrative has the power to make a difference and encourage more people to join the cause!
  • Host fundraising parties, games, or happy hours to talk more about the whys behind your fundraising journey.
  • Bring it to work! Your coworkers will more than likely want to support you along your fitness journey, plus would love to donate to a great cause.


Can I fundraise for an organization that is not an Official Charity Partner? Yes, but you would have to use your own platform. Only our Official Charity Partners are accessible through our registration platform - Race Roster.

Is there minimum amount I must raise for my charity? The Cleveland Marathon does not set a minimum amount, however, your individual charity may have specific goals and requirements.

Can I fundraise for more than one charity? Yes, you can select up to two charities.

Where can I learn more about the Official Charity Partners? You can read more details about our Official Charity Partners here.



Still need assistance? Contact Joan Freese at for more information.