Run For A Reason

Join the charity team that inspires you to run for a reason in the 2018 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

Connecting Passion with Purpose

The Run For A Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America is for passionate runners like you who want to make a difference and change lives. Connect your passion with purpose and commit to fundraise for a meaningful cause close to your heart.

Official Charity registration is CLOSED for the 2017-2018 season.
Contributing Charity registration is OPEN until March 31, 2018 for the 2017-2018 season.

Fundraising Requirements

Each official charity sets their own fundraising requirements to earn a race entry for any of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events. On average, charity runners can expect to raise the following amounts:

  • $150 - UPMC Health Plan/Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K
  • $50 - Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon
  • $50 - Rachel Ray Nutrish Pittsburgh Pet Walk
  • $500 - DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
  • $350 - UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon
  • $1,000 - FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay (per team)

If you are with a nonprofit organization that is interested in recruiting runners to fundraise for you using the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events as a platform, please email

Presented by Bank of America2018 Run For A Reason Charities