Run for a Reason

Join the charity team that inspires you to run for a reason in the 2018 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

The Run For A Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America is for passionate runners like you who want to make a difference and change lives.   Connect your passion with purpose and commit to fundraise for a meaningful cause close to your heart.  

Charity registration is now OPEN for the 2017-2018 season. The list of official charities you can earn your race entry with are below. 

Each official charity sets their own fundraising requirements to earn a race entry for any of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events. On average, charity runners can expect to raise the following amounts: 

  • $500 - DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
  • $350 - UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon
  • $1,000 - FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay (per team) 
  • $150 - UPMC Health Plan/Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K
  • $50 - Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon
  • $50 - Rachel Ray Nutrish Pittsburgh Pet Walk 

If you are with a nonprofit organization that is interested in recruiting runners to fundraise for you using the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events as a platform, please fill out the interest form to be contacted by a Run for a Reason representative or email

2018 Run for a Reason Charities presented by Bank Of America 

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