Give back to the community through marathon charities

The Detroit Free Press Marathon supports both local and national charitable organizations, with impact being made in hundreds of different causes.  Over the event’s 44-year history, charities have raised about $24 million.  We’re excited about the 2022 program and adding new charity partners.

To get a sense of how our program works, you can view our 2021 fundraising portal here. We’ll have some updated information about 2022 soon.

If you have questions — or would like to apply to the marathon’s charity program — please contact executive race director Barbara Bennage at freepmarathoncharities@gmail.com.