The Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon supports local charitable organizations centered on health and wellness. In 2019, over 40 charities raised more than $2.2 million towards those causes.

This year we are thrilled to announce that our participants have the opportunity to make a big difference to an amazing cause through fundraising. Join the thousands of runners who chose to run for a reason and create your own fundraising project for a charity today. Or simply make a donation here.

  To learn more about becoming a charity partner, please email Bryan at

How does it work?


Visit our official fundraising page on crowdfunding platform, GivenGain. Then click on “Start fundraising” to register your project using your Facebook login details or e-mail address.

Search for your favorite charity to support from our list of charity partners.

Personalize your project page. Let your network know why you are fundraising and what it means to you with a few pictures and a personalized project description.

Share your fundraising project link with everyone you know to ask for donations!

Start by picking 10 of your closest family members and send them a message explaining what you are doing and why. Next, e-mail your five favorite colleagues. Then reach all of your friends with social media posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Click here to check out 10 fundraising tips!

To donate or start your own fundraiser for any of our charity partners, click here.