Charities
Run for a cause

Since its inception, the Miami Marathon has been a supporter of numerous charity teams helping raise several million dollars to support a variety of causes. Over our 15-year history, participants from over 70 charity organizations have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. With your support, we can continue to grow and help support a countless amount of worthwhile causes.

Whether you’re an individual looking to enhance your race experience by supporting a charity or you represent a not-for-profit charity organization, we want to help make your experience special. Below you’ll find information about our numerous charity partners along with their contact information so you can reach out to them directly.

> Charity Program Information

> Charity Partner Pre-Event Application

For additional information, please contact our Program Coordinator at FLGroupsCharities@lt.life

16-MINUTE PACE STANDARD

The Miami Marathon & Half Marathon welcomes athletes of all speeds and fitness levels, but must abide by city regulations in regard to road closures. With these road closure regulations, we must have roads cleared within a 6-hour time frame. Therefore, we require participants to maintain a 16-minute mile pace in order to abide by city regulations. This pace goes into effect as soon as the last participant crosses the start line.

For any charity participant that can’t maintain the 16-minute pace, they will be guided onto the sidewalks and will be allowed access to the finish line until 12:30 p.m. We hope you will be able to train your participants to a 16-minute pace, but for those who just can’t do it have this option. Please make sure all your participants are fully aware of the pace and the rules.

Save the Children
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Save the Children is the leading international children’s relief organization determined to do whatever it takes to ensure every child in the United States and around the world has a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We believe every child deserves a future and together we can help transform their lives and the future we share. Join Team Save and enjoy VIP perks and the chance to help make a difference in the life of a child!

*Please note, all fundraising must be completed by January 14, 2018.

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2018 Charities

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54Strong
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54Strong has been established to bring together 54 runners with either historical or current ties to the British Virgin Islands to participate in the Miami Marathon (or Half Marathon), thereby helping the 54 islands on their path to recovery. The 54 strong group will enduring a few hours of pain in order to raise funds for those in need in the British Virgin Islands.

BRKTHRU
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BRKTHRU is a non-profit founded in the wake of a good friend’s suicide, which aims to find new ways to raise awareness, increase outreach and facilitate collaboration in an effort to promote mental fitness. Through a variety of outlets including road races, social outreach, mentor-ship programs and collaborations with clinicians, BRKTHRU addresses the unmet needs of those dealing with mental health disorders and assist those individuals in living their fullest life.

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Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
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The mission of the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by Cholangiocarcinoma. Our racing team, Team CCF, specifically has the purpose to raise awareness and fundraise for this devastating disease.

Debbie’s Dream Foundation
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Curing Stomach Cancer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.

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Every Mother Counts
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Every Mother Counts is a Non-Profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.We inform, engage and mobilize audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.

Glory House of Miami 
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In August of 2011 our eyes were opened to the sex trafficking industry and the shocking truth that the trade is thriving in our own backyard.  Florida is commonly cited along with New York and California as being one of the top destinations for trafficking victims in the United States, but in Miami alone, $235M is generated through the exploitation of captive adults and children. These facts hung heavy in our hearts, and our mission became to provide a safe home and healing environment where rescued victims will regain their freedom and health, and where they can become wholly restored through a faith-based approach. The Glory House of Miami provides long-term service to rescued female victims between the ages of 18-25 years.

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I Love Venezuela Foundation
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The I Love Venezuela Foundation’s goal is to create and channel resources to non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) that contribute to the well-being, human development and social transformation in Venezuela. Our mission is to influence social transformation and progress in Venezuela through compassion and love. Contact info@ilovevenezuela.org to run with us and fundraise.

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JCS Alliance Team Blue Card
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Join the JCS Alliance Team Blue Card and Raise Support for Holocaust Survivors. By running together in the Miami Marathon or Half Marathon, you have an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of local Holocaust Survivors living in poverty. The minimum fundraising expectation is $360 for Half/ $600 for the Full. Run or walk. Benefits include: discounted race admission fee, team gear, personal fundraising webpage, guaranteed spot at the 2018 NYC Marathon*. But seriously, 2018 will be our 6th consecutive year running to raise money for frail Survivors. We raised $100,000 so far and would love to surpass $30,000 in 2018! For more info, email Marian at Mmendelsohn@jcsfl.org<mailto:Mmendelsohn@jcsfl.org

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MIB Agents Osteosarcoma Alliance
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MIB Agents provides direct patient support from treatment to end-of-life, as well as planning and execution of the only PS Research conference and funding. We are 100% volunteer nationwide nonprofit dedicated to Making It Betterfor kids with bone cancer.

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Run4Yitzi
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Run4Yitzi is a team full of heart and purpose. Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, husband, and father of 7 was diagnosed with Bulbar onset of ALS. He can no longer, speak, walk or hug his family yet his positivity and ability to inspire thousands around the world is insurmountable. Our team raises money to help ease some of the financial burden the family incurs..

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Tackle Kids Cancer
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Tackle Kids Cancer is a partnership of dedicated clinicians, researchers, corporate partners, and community supporters working to fund medical research to find a cure for pediatric cancer.  Since its inception nearly two years ago, Tackle Kids Cancer has raised over $4 million from 6,500 supporters, and is currently funding research occurring at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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team fUTure
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Under the parent organization Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, team fUTure is guaranteeing that the Jewish future of the State of Utah is a bright one! Our dedicated team of runners are assisting us in raising funds for the wide variety of Youth & Family activities taking place at Chabad Lubavitch of Utah on a daily basis, including our newly founded preschool, Camp Gan Israel Summer Camp, Chai Hebrew School, Chabad Teen Network, Chabad on Campus (benefitting undergrads on 5 Utah campuses) and the Chabad Young Professionals community!

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Team Lifeline
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Whether you are an avid athlete, or have never run a mile in your life, Team Lifeline offers an unparalleled experience for an important cause. Team Lifeline raises money for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network. Chai Lifeline brings light and hope to children and their families through various services including counseling, hospital services, retreats, programs, and their well know summer camps, Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, all free of charge.

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Team Shahid

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Since 2010 Team Shahid has participated in the Miami Marathon to raise money for the Shahid A. Burns Memorial Scholarship and the Team Shahid Cares Cancer Fund.  This fund assist families with a member going through the pains of cancer treatments.  Insurance covers some things but it does not cover all.  This year we will participate in the Lifetime Miami Marathon as an official charity once again.  We run to keep Shahid’s “Legacy In Motion”!  What will you run for?

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Team Yachad
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Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities is a thriving non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. The inclusive design aims to ensure persons with diverse abilities their rightful place within the Jewish community, while helping to educate and advocate to the Jewish world for greater understanding, acceptance, outreach, and a pro-disability attitude.

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The Heather Abbott Foundation
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While most insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost for a basic prosthetic device, they will not help with specialty prostheses. These devices range in price from $15,000 to more than $100,000, making them far too expensive for anyone hoping to regain more of the life they once lived. The Heather Abbott Foundation assists amputees of tragic limb loss to Live Your Life to the fullest.

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World Vision
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In Africa, water is life. Team World Vision runs for clean water and fullness of life.