Detroit marathon runners are some of the most generous out there

Powerful races can be fueled by the power of giving back. Now, with the help of GoFundMe, it is easy to join the hundreds of Detroit Free Press Marathon participants using their race to raise money for a charity they care about.

START A GOFUNDME

Why fundraise?

1

Raise more for a cause you love than you could donate alone!

2

Giving back helps make the miles you’re racing even more meaningful.

3

Race participants who fundraise more than $500 will receive a special swag kit as thanks.

How does it work?

How does it work?

1. Choose a charity

Click the “Start a GoFundMe” button below. In the search bar, enter the name of the charity for which you want to fundraise.

2. Follow the easy prompts

Follow the steps to set up your fundraiser. It takes 5-10 minutes. Tip: Not sure what to choose for a fundraising goal? Try $1,200.

3. Add your personal touch!

Why are you racing the Detroit Free Press Marathon (or any of the distances!)? Why did you select this charity? Do you have a great photo of yourself running? The people want to see your personal touch! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your fundraiser photo or description. 

4. Rally your community

Friends? Neighbors? Coworkers? Family members? Now you have another reason to talk about the miles you’re racing —  it’s for a great cause. Sharing your fundraiser regularly and thanking supporters is the best way to hit your goal!

1. Choose a charity

Click the “Start a GoFundMe” button below. In the search bar, enter the name of the charity for which you want to fundraise.

2. Follow the easy prompts

Follow the steps to set up your fundraiser. It takes 5-10 minutes. Tip: Not sure what to choose for a fundraising goal? Try $1,200.

3. Add your personal touch!

Why are you racing the Detroit Free Press Marathon (or any of the distances!)? Why did you select this charity? Do you have a great photo of yourself running? The people want to see your personal touch! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your fundraiser photo or description. 

4. Rally your community

Friends? Neighbors? Coworkers? Family members? Now you have another reason to talk about the miles you’re racing —  it’s for a great cause. Sharing your fundraiser regularly and thanking supporters is the best way to hit your goal!

START A GOFUNDME
START A GOFUNDME

 Fundraising with a team?

You can add team members to your fundraiser after it is set up.

Questions?

GoFundMe is here to help! Just email detroit@gofundme.com. Check out this FAQ for examples, tips, and more.

Looking for a great cause to fundraise for? Check out these charities:

Alternatives for Girls
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Boy Scouts of America
Canadian Mental Health Association
Chike Springer Foundation
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Girls On The Run
Kirk Gibson Foundation
Love Runs
Lungevity
Marathon Mission
The Mel Bornstein Clinic for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Samaritas
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Patrick Senior Center
The Paws Clinic
United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Veterans Connected
Vista Maria
World Vision
Zaman

The Detroit Free Press Marathon supports both local and national charitable organizations with the impact being made in hundreds of different cause spaces.  Over our 44-year history, charities have raised more than $24 million.  We’re excited about the 2022 program and your potential involvement.

You can view our 2022 Fundraising Page here.

For questions or to apply to our program, please contact Barbara Bennage at bbennage@michigan.com

Detroit marathon runners are some of the most generous out there

Powerful races can be fueled by the power of giving back. Now, with the help of GoFundMe, it is easy to join the hundreds of Detroit Free Press Marathon participants using their race to raise money for a charity they care about.

START A GOFUNDME

Why fundraise?

1

Raise more for a cause you love than you could donate alone!

2

Giving back helps make the miles you’re racing even more meaningful.

3

Race participants who fundraise more than $500 will receive a special swag kit as thanks.

How does it work?

How does it work?

1. Choose a charity

Click the “Start a GoFundMe” button below. In the search bar, enter the name of the charity for which you want to fundraise.

2. Follow the easy prompts

Follow the steps to set up your fundraiser. It takes 5-10 minutes. Tip: Not sure what to choose for a fundraising goal? Try $1,200.

3. Add your personal touch!

Why are you racing the Detroit Free Press Marathon (or any of the distances!)? Why did you select this charity? Do you have a great photo of yourself running? The people want to see your personal touch! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your fundraiser photo or description. 

4. Rally your community

Friends? Neighbors? Coworkers? Family members? Now you have another reason to talk about the miles you’re racing —  it’s for a great cause. Sharing your fundraiser regularly and thanking supporters is the best way to hit your goal!

1. Choose a charity

Click the “Start a GoFundMe” button below. In the search bar, enter the name of the charity for which you want to fundraise.

2. Follow the easy prompts

Follow the steps to set up your fundraiser. It takes 5-10 minutes. Tip: Not sure what to choose for a fundraising goal? Try $1,200.

3. Add your personal touch!

Why are you racing the Detroit Free Press Marathon (or any of the distances!)? Why did you select this charity? Do you have a great photo of yourself running? The people want to see your personal touch! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your fundraiser photo or description. 

4. Rally your community

Friends? Neighbors? Coworkers? Family members? Now you have another reason to talk about the miles you’re racing —  it’s for a great cause. Sharing your fundraiser regularly and thanking supporters is the best way to hit your goal!

START A GOFUNDME
START A GOFUNDME

 Fundraising with a team?

You can add team members to your fundraiser after it is set up.

Questions?

GoFundMe is here to help! Just email detroit@gofundme.com. Check out this FAQ for examples, tips, and more.

Looking for a great cause to fundraise for? Check out these charities:

Alternatives for Girls
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Boy Scouts of America
Canadian Mental Health Association
Chike Springer Foundation
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Girls On The Run
Kirk Gibson Foundation
Love Runs
Lungevity
Marathon Mission
The Mel Bornstein Clinic for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Samaritas
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Patrick Senior Center
The Paws Clinic
United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Veterans Connected
Vista Maria
World Vision
Zaman

The Detroit Free Press Marathon supports both local and national charitable organizations with the impact being made in hundreds of different cause spaces.  Over our 44-year history, charities have raised more than $24 million.  We’re excited about the 2022 program and your potential involvement.

You can view our 2022 Fundraising Page here.

For questions or to apply to our program, please contact Barbara Bennage at bbennage@michigan.com