Run for a cause

Feeling motivated to make a difference? Why not Race it Forward?

If you are committed to a cause, have the passion and are motivated by making a difference in the lives of others, 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


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.



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