Charity Partners

The Philadelphia Marathon is pleased to partner with many wonderful and worthwhile programs that support local initiatives and benefit people from right here in the Philadelphia region, nationally and around the world.

Achilles International – Philadelphia Chapter

Achilles International enables athletes with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem and lower barriers to live a fulfilling life.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation raises money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures and to encourage and empower others, especially children to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

ALS Association - Greater Philadelphia Chapter

The mission of the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives while providing them with compassionate care.

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter

As the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support, the Alzheimer’s Association works to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; provide and enhance care for those affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

American Cancer Society – DetermiNation

DetermiNation is an endurance training program that empowers people to find their extraordinary by training for and finishing an endurance race, while raising the necessary dollars to help the American Cancer Society save lives threatened by every cancer in every community.

American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation works to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration works to improve the quality of life of people affected by frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and drive research to a cure. The AFTD envisions a world where frontotemporal degeneration is understood, effectively diagnosed, treated and ultimately prevented.

Back On My Feet

Back on My Feet is a national organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that result in employment and independent living.

The Bee Foundation

The mission of The Bee Foundation is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and increase funding for critically needed preventive research funding.

Best Buddies Pennsylvania

Best Buddies Pennsylvania is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrating employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Big Hearts to Little Hearts

Big Hearts to Little Hearts raises funds to support research and programs that help children born with congenital heart disease survive longer than ever before and to live more medically comfortable lives.

City Year

City Year is an education nonprofit organization whose teams of diverse young adults commit to a year of full-time service keeping students in school and on track to graduate in 14 schools across Philadelphia.

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation works to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation provides an annual conference, supportive resources, a patient registry, and funds research. 

Community Partnership School

Community Partnership School meets talent with opportunity by providing a top quality, affordable education to low income students and families in Philadelphia.

Covenant House Pennsylvania

As the leading privately funded child welfare agency in the America's, Covenant House serves runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth, including mothers with children, who are 18-21. At Covenant House Pennsylvania we provide housing, and an array of services including outreach, individual case management, educational and vocational services, and transitional living.

Emily’s Entourage

Emily’s Entourage raises funds and awareness to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis with a focus on rare mutations.

Emily Whitehead Foundation

The Emily Whitehead Foundation raises funds to invest in the most promising pediatric cancer research, providing support to pediatric cancer patients and promoting awareness through education and sharing inspiring stories.

Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to stopping seizures and SUDEP, finding a cure and overcoming the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research.

Girls on the Run Philadelphia

Girls on the Run Philadelphia is a transformative physical activity-based youth development program for girls. The program’s goal is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girl Up

Girl Up, the UN Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Its focus areas include education, health, leadership and safety in developing countries through UN programs.

Global Autism Project

Global Autism Project’s mission is to promote the acceptance and integration of people with autism worldwide by training communities in culturally relevant, quality practices.

IM Able Foundation

The IM Able Foundation provides adaptive equipment and fitness opportunities to children and adults with disabilities.


As the leader in the Type 1 diabetes community, JDRF works to unify global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent Type 1 diabetes.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society- Team In Training

Team In Training (TNT) is the flagship fundraising program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the only endurance sport training program for charity that raises money for blood cancer research. TNT and LLS are changing the landscape of blood cancer, not someday but today, making TNT the perfect way to fundraise.

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation works to stimulate biomedical research that will accelerate the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down Syndrome.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital works to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities by providing high quality physical and cognitive rehabilitation services.

National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society works to ensure that people affected by multiple sclerosis live their best lives while restoring what has been lost and end MS forever.

Oral Health America

Oral Health America’s mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to drive access to care, increase health, literacy and resources for policies that improve overall health through better oral health for all Americans.

Organization for Autism Research

The Organization for Autism Research works to increase autism awareness and advocacy by promoting its RUN FOR AUTISM program nationally and organizing a first rate event in the context on an already established world class event.

PAWS – Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

The Pennsylvania Animal Welfare Society serves struggling pet owners and covers the care of homeless pets who are still looking for their forever homes.

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House serves as a place of hope where families of seriously ill children can come stay during their stressful time of need.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults in Philadelphia with intellectual disabilities. Through work in health, education, community building and sports, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities.

Students Run Philly Style

Students Run Philly Style uses distance running as a tool to mentor Philadelphia teens. Serving over 800 teens annually, its unique model teams up students with adult mentors who spend a 9-month program preparing for the ultimate goal: running the Philadelphia Marathon.

Tackle Kids Cancer

Tackle Kids Cancer is dedicated to making strides toward outstanding medical success by advancing research and providing children access to the highest level of care. Tackle Kids Cancer benefits the essential clinical care and critical pediatric cancer research needed to find a cure.

ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer

ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer by advancing research, encourage action and provide education and support to men and their families.

2016 Official Charity Program Event Host