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Charities

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!  The whole idea of running for a good cause revolves around a runner competing in a race and asking friends, family and others to ‘sponsor’ them for charity. Going the ‘extra mile’ and hooking up with a charity not only helps secure much needed funds but also ensures you have support from other fellow fundraisers and guarantees you won’t be alone on race day.

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.  

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

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.  ACS is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Find out more about ACS's DetermiNation Charity Program and their partnership with our races  >>Read More

Bpositiv Foundation for Children with Cancer

The Bpositiv Foundation for Children with Cancer, Inc. offers informational, educational and emotional support to the families of childhood cancer who will receive a diagnosis for their child which is terminal in nature. Bpositiv also offers (when available) financial support for "end of life" services and other "needs" through a simple application process to families facing these circumstances. 

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.

Jane Higdon Memorial Fund

The Jane Higdon Memorial Fund is dedicated to the dreams and aspirations of Jane Higdon, who was tragically killed May 31, 2006 when she was struck by a truck while on a bicycle training ride on one of Oregon’s beautiful rural roads. Donations made to the Jane Higdon Memorial Fund help encourage and empower girls and young women to pursue healthy and active lifestyles and academic excellence. In addition, the Fund will contribute to other non-profits that advocate and work for bicycling and pedestrian safety conditions in Lane County, Oregon.

Jog 4 Jim 

Outpace Parkinson's - Jog 4 Jim is a platform for interaction and fundraising that individuals can use as an inspiration and purpose for any race. Join the movement - Every time you run a race, complete a walk, ride a bike, or compete in a triathlon, you can raise funds for Parkinson’s and continue to support the legacy of Jim Warsaw.  Jog 4 Jim has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving therapies for those affected.  Since 2006, more than $100,000 has been raised for Parkinson's disease research. Donate Now or Join the Team 

KidSports

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.

Relief Nursery

The Relief Nursery is a non-profit child abuse and neglect prevention agency proven to strengthen high-risk families and keep young children safe.  Nationally recognized, the Relief Nursery stops the cycle of child abuse and neglect with its blend of therapeutic early childhood services and comprehensive family support, including alcohol & drug recovery support services.  

ShelterCare

ShelterCare serves families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and adults who have mental illness or a brain injury.  ShelterCare shelters and supports families and individuals providing each an opportunity to live the fullest possible life in an environment that fosters well-being and success. The agency's eleven programs–each a ShelterCare community–help move people toward greater levels of independence.

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.  

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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