About Cleveland Marathon Charities

The Cleveland Marathon has donated well over $3 million to local charities since its inception in 1977. We donated over $60,000 in 2007 and 2008 alone. In 2007, Cleveland Marathon Charities, a 501c3, was formed to organize and financially reward school, church and other non-profit groups that show their support of health and fitness through running by their active involvement as participants, volunteers or spectators in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.

The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon has a long-standing commitment to the charitable community and has provided an extremely profitable avenue for non-profit organizations to raise money throughout its long history. To date, over 2.1 million dollars has been donated to charities.

our charity program

Our Race it Forward Charity Program allows organizations of all sizes and interests to raise funds in an exciting way. Our team will provide your charity with the tools and knowledge you will need to create a fundraising vehicle around the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k. We are determined to make this program a positive experience for both the charities and their runners.

All charities are welcome to participate. Whether your goal is to walk or sprint across the finish line, the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is proud to have you participate.

Set your fundraising and athletic goals and work to achieve them together. This is a one-of-a-kind teambuilding experience that will create lasting memories and relationships.

Interested in becoming a Charity Partner for 2020? Get the details and how to apply.
Interested in running for a charity? Contact one of our 2020 partners to get started.