Blue Line Charity Program

The Akron Marathon Blue Line Charity Program allows charities from around our community to use the Akron Marathon as a fundraiser. By using the Akron Marathon as a fundraiserthe charity is freed from the time it takes to organize an event to focus its efforts on fundraising and increasing awareness for their organization. With over 10,000 runners and 2,000 volunteersthe Akron Marathon provides a large audience for nonprofit organizations.

Any local nonprofit organizations can fundraise in conjunction with the Akron Marathon Race Series. Charities must have a 501(c)3status with the IRS to participate. As part of this program, charities are asked to recruit runners who will fundraise on their behalf, as well as volunteers to give their time race weekend. All funds raised by individual charities go directly to that charity.

In return for these efforts, the Akron Marathon will promote the Blue Line Charity Program Partners on the Akron Marathon’s website, social media, and other marketing materials. The top three charities that raise more than $5,000 as part of the Blue Line Charity Program will receive a donation from the Akron Marathon. Donations vary depending on annual proceeds.

Blue Line Charity Partners will fundraise through the Akron Marathon Race Series registration platform, Race Roster. Once the Charity has filled out the online application and has been approved, they will be listed as a Blue Line Charity Partner as an option for onetime donation during the registration processand as an option for runners to fundraise for through their personal fundraising page. Each runner is automatically created a fundraising page when they register to run.

Getting Started

To sign up to be a Blue Line Charity Partner, the organization will need to fill out charity application on Race Roster to create their charity profile and fundraising page. Once this form has been completed, it will be reviewed by the Akron Marathon. Once reviewed and approved, your organization will appear in a dropdown list of organizationrunners can choose to fundraise for. 

Fundraiser Benefits:

Badge on fundraising page

Badge on fundraising page

Free medal engraving

Badge on fundraising page

Free medal engraving

VIP Packet Pick Up

Badge on fundraising page

Free medal engraving

VIP Packet Pick Up

Race Entry to 2022 race of choice