Official & Affiliate Charities

Run with a Charity!

Interested in obtaining a Charity entry into the Portland Marathon or the Portland Marathon Half? It’s easy and fun!

Gold Level Charity


Going the Distance Foundation

Through the Going The Distance Foundation and the Marathon Direct Giving Program, many direct donations are given by the event to our volunteer groups.

How Donations are Used Locally
As independent donations to a variety of local charities and organizations Through the Going The Distance Foundation and the Marathon Direct Giving Program, many direct donations are given by the event to our volunteer groups. The Portland Marathon recruits over 4,500 volunteers annually to assist with our event. Our volunteer program has served as a vehicle for providing school and organizational credit and experience for a host of local charities, nonprofits, sport, school, and service clubs. Each year we have many success stories shared with us on how the program continues to benefit others.

Thank you for donating and/or fundraising for our unique program and allowing us to utilize financial resources to in turn help other charities, organizations and worthwhile causes. Each year the funds available to us vary, and the donations vary, accordingly. Each year we have many success stories shared with us on how the program continues to benefit others.

To make a one-time donation Click Here
To register & make a one-time donation to gain entry into the Half Marathon Click Here

Affiliate Charities


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Dream Big


Unofficial Charities

EveryDayHeroWant to raise funds for a charity that isn’t a part of the official Portland Marathon charity program? That’s great too! Any participant wanting to raise money for a charity not on our list can do so using this special link: EveryDayHero.com. Everydayhero is an online fundraising platform that seamlessly connects your love of health and fitness to your passion to help the world. This partnership provides all participants with the opportunity to help raise funds and awareness for the cause of your choice.

After the event, we would love to hear more about your fundraising and will include it, along with your charity name and link to their web site, on our charity page so let us know how it goes!

Interested in becoming an official or affiliate charity?

Contact Kristin Anderson (kristin@portlandmarathon.org)


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