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Eugene Has Heart

The Official Charity Program of the Eugene Marathon

The Eugene Marathon is an LLC committed to hosting a premier running event that works as a vehicle for philanthropic giving and fundraising.  Raising funds for a charity via training and completing a half or full marathon can be a win-win for everyone! Eugene Has Heart is the philanthropy program for the Eugene Marathon Weekend.  The program provides Oregon non-profits with the opportunity to advance their missions through community awareness and active fundraising.  Through Eugene Has Heart, the Eugene Marathon highlights the many wonderful organizations that selflessly give back to our local community.  We are happy to partner with Crowdrise as an easy and effective way for participants to raise money for our Eugene Has Heart charities or a charity of their choice.  

Does your favorite charity want to get involved?  Here's how: 

Eugene Has Heart Program Outline (PDF)

Eugene Has Heart Application (PDF) 


To help Eugene Marathon participants achieve their fundraising goals, we have partnered with CROWDRISE!  Crowdrise is about raising money for charity and having the most fun ever while you do it. It's a platform you can use to create your own fundraising pages and launch your charitable life.  >>Check out how you can raise funds for our official charities or a charity near and dear to your heart.

The Eugene Marathon is proud to support these fine charities and others:

CASA of Lane County

Every day abused and neglected children are removed from their homes and placed into substitute care because their parents can not or will not protect them. CASA volunteers work to help find these children safe permanent homes where they can thrive.

Food for Lane County

Food for Lane County''s mission is to eliminate hunger in the community by creating access to food. They accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of social service agencies and programs; and through public awareness, education and community advocacy.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the run believes that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge and can change the world.  They inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  

Want to use the power of running to make a difference in the life of a girl?  Join SoleMates ®, the adult charity running program of Girls on the Run ®.  Girls on the Run SoleMates are men and women who pursue individual goals, such as running the Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K, to raise money for our afterschool program.  SoleMates play a vital role in ensuring the future success of Girls on the Run programs that impact the lives of thousands of young women every year!


KIDSPORTS where all kids play, develop, and have fun!  KIDSPORTS is a private non-profit organization in Oregon that provides youth sports programs for pre-K through 12th graders in Eugene/Springfield and surrounding areas. KIDSPORTS teaches children and families the value of physical fitness, sportsmanship, practice and teamwork through sports and activities. Knowledgeable coaches and officials allow each player to achieve their personal best while having fun. All children have the opportunity to play. Sports programs and activities are open to any child who is able to participate regardless of race, religion, creed, sex, ability, or financial status.

Ovarian Cancer Alliance

The Ovarian Cancer Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the Alliance advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.  The local chapter - OCA of Oregon & SW Washington - works to further the mission in the Northwest by helping to promote awareness, provide education, offer support and outreach, and advocate for public policy and funding for ovarian cancer research.

University of Oregon School of Law - Tom Foster Environmental Scholarship Fund

The University of Oregon School of Law Tom Foster Environmental Scholarship Fund is in remembrance of Thomas Foster III, who was a third-year law student at the time of his death in 1999.  The scholarship is awarded to a third year Oregon law student who possesses the character traits of Tom Foster - integrity, honesty, passion, humor, motivation, dedication to the law school, and search for knowledge.  

Phi Gamma Delta

It is with great pleasure and excitement that the Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta announces its partnership with Men Can Stop Rape. We would also like to take this moment to announce that our chapter’s first philanthropic event, the Phi Gamma Tropicana will take place on the Gerlinger Lawn on May 10th. The Phi Gamma Tropicana will consist of a music festival, a Greek volleyball tournament, and interactive attractions related to redefining masculinity and preventing sexual assault. All proceeds will be donated towards Men Can Stop Rape and the associated fees with starting a MOST Club at the University of Oregon. For more information please read our partnership announcement article at www.Fijiducks.com under Phi Gamma Tropicana.

Local High Schools and Youth Clubs 

The Eugene Marathon works with over 50 youth clubs and teams to help them raise money for their various missions and needs. We contribute to these groups for their work doing packet stuffing, water stations, clean-up, parking attendance and much more!  Does your youth group want to raise funds?  Contact volunteer@eugenemarathon.com to find out what types of jobs are open this year!

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