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


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.

2018 Charities


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.

Osteosarcoma Alliance

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.


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 Selah Freedom
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Team Selah Freedom is a group of runners dedicated to bringing light into the darkness of human trafficking.

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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.