Run for a Reason

You can make a difference this year by running for a reason. During registration, simply select one or more of our participating charities and make a donation to their cause.


Fundraising is about to get more fun! We’ve partnered with Crowdrise, a unique platform that encourages raising money online for charity and having the most fun in the world while doing it. To view the 2014 Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon official fundraising page, click below.

Crowdrise Fundraising

To begin fundraising on behalf of one of our charities, click the logo of the organization below to be taken directly to their fundraising page with Crowdrise or their individual website. If you have specific questions regarding fundraising with Crowdrise, contact

For more information on our Charity Program, contact Deb Scola at or 313-222-6895.

  • achilles logo

  • BF

  • CATCH Kids color JPEG

  • DIO

  • Forgotten Harvest

  • GC

  • Hope Water Project

  • JDRF

  • Michigan-Chapter-blue-high-res

  • PF_LogoRect_212&RealHelp

  • World Vision