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Our Charities

The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend 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 [email protected] for additional information.

Additionally, the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend partners with its fiscal agent, the Philadelphia City Fund, to allocate a portion of its revenue for grantmaking to support the Philadelphia community each year. Through its Community Fund, PCF invests those proceeds in charitable projects that improve the quality of life for our residents. Learn more about grant opportunities through PCF’s Community Fund.

2023 Official Charity

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

Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer.

With a fundraising goal of $500,000, you’re invited to join and/or support the AACR Runners for Research team during the 2023 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. These funds will directly support the AACR’s mission to prevent and cure cancer through: Research, Education, Communication, Collaboration, Science Policy and Advocacy, and Funding for Cancer Research.

Become part of a community that puts more meaning in their miles by raising funds for lifesaving cancer research and receive various race weekend perks!

Charity Affiliate Program

The goal of this program is to assist charitable organizations’ fundraising efforts by providing guaranteed race entries to one of the nation’s top 10 and most anticipated races.

In return for providing discounted entries, charities must secure runners through their organization’s marketing efforts and networks to reach those individuals or teams interested in running to support for your special cause.

Prospective charities must fit into one or more of the Philadelphia Weekend Marathon’s core initiatives and possess a valid 501 (c)(3) documentation.

Learn more