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Our Charities

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. To learn more about becoming a part of our charity program, contact for additional information.

2018 Official Charity

(Title Partner) American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Join the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Runners for Research team! Make This Run Matter! The AACR is the first and largest cancer research organization in the world and has been behind every cancer breakthrough for more than 110 years.

Without research, there are no treatments or cures for patients, and with more than 37,000 members worldwide, the AACR brings together the greatest minds in cancer science to defeat ALL types of cancer.

By joining the AACR Runners for Research team, you can be a part of the largest cancer research run in the U.S., help raise critical funds to further cancer research, and receive great benefits, including race registration reimbursement up to $105. Every step you take through Philadelphia is a step towards a cure.

Of every dollar donated, 88 cents goes to support lifesaving cancer research.

Learn more about AACR Runners for Research benefits