Run For A Reason

MOVE for a REASON. Join the charity team that inspires you to run for a reason in the 2019 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.
Why run for charity?
By choosing to Run for a Reason, you will be a part of something greater than yourself, make an impact on those around you, and create lifelong memories with “teammates” who become “family." Let’s face it — there’s no better feeling than crossing the finish line and knowing that those miles counted for MORE! It’s time to connect passion with purpose and Run for a Reason in 2019.

Since the program started in 2009, over $12 million has been raised for more than 100 different causes.
New to the charity program?
The Run for a Reason Charity program, presented by Bank of America, inspires runners to MOVE for a greater good, creating a lasting impact on our community (and themselves!).
How it Works
Choose from one of more than 36 official charities to fundraise for during the 2019 marathon season. Each charity sets its own fundraising minimum* that you must reach to earn your FREE race entry. Visit our CrowdRise page to register for an official charity of your choice.

* You will be asked to provide a credit card number; however, you will not be charged unless you do not meet the minimum fundraising requirement as established by the charity of your choice by the fundraising closure date (set by each charity and typically at the end of May).

Applications to become an official charity have now closed.
To apply to become a contributing charity, please click here.

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