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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Official Charity Partners, then contact the for your registration promo code before registering.

  2. Register for the 2021 race (using your promo code) through Race Roster, the Cleveland Marathon’s registration platform. During registraiton, you will have the option to JOIN YOUR CHARITY TEAM (choose your charity from the dropdown menu),  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 info@clevelandmarathon.com.


 

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

 

RUNNER INCENTIVES

Charity runners will have various levels they can work towards in achieving their fundraising goals. The deadline for runner fundraising incentives is May 1, but runners may continue to raise money for your charity through race weekend, May 16, 2021. Runners included must be dedicated to raising funds for your charity and sign up under your team in Race Roster. If you meet any of the tiers below, a representative from the Cleveland Marathon will contact you directly to coordinate your incentives.

Eligible participants must register for one of the Cleveland Marathon events and select one of our 2021 Official Charity Partners.

Tier 1 - Early Fundraising Goal + Incentive  $500
Any runner that raises at least $500 in fundraising for any Cleveland Marathon Official Charity Partner by January 1, 2021 will get an exclusive Cleveland Marathon swag item.

Tier 2 - Fundraising Goal + Incentive  $1000
Any runner that raises at least $1000 in fundraising for any Cleveland Marathon Official Charity Partner by March 1, 2021 will get: swag item TBD.

Tier 3 - Fundraising Goal + Incentive  $5000+
Any runner that raises at least $5000 in fundraising for any Cleveland Marathon Official Charity Partner by May 1, 2021 will get access to all VIP amenities on race weekend: VIP Reception (Friday, May 14), Brunch (Sunday, May 16), Runner’s Lounge, Comp Parking, Exclusive VIP Swag item, plus entry fee waived for 2021 event. These items are subject to change based on COVID restrictions.

 

Contact info@clevelandmarathon.com with any questions.

 

 

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