Race it forward - cleveland marathon Charity Program

All charities are welcome to apply to become a charity partner. Whether your goal is to walk or sprint across the finish line, the Cleveland Marathon is proud to have you participate.

Please review our 2019 Charity Program and Guidelines below:

 2019 Charity Program

Once your organization has decided to participate, please submit your charity application by clicking the link below and we will review upon receipt.

Charity Partner Application

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See our 2019 Race it Forward charity partners:

2019 Charity Partners


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.