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As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donors to keep our programming 100% FREE. Your contribution delivers real impact and directly supports children in underserved schools and communities.
We can provide physical activity programming to 500,000 kids
And it all starts with one step.
Together, we can help every child take their first step toward a healthier future. Sedentary behavior is at an all-time high. Only 1 in 4 children are getting the recommended number of active minutes per day. This is partly because millions of kids lack opportunities to get active, whether in school or at home.
Research shows when children are given positive physical activity experiences early in life, they are six times more likely to adopt a long-term healthy lifestyle. That's why an effective program like Marathon Kids is urgently needed to reverse the youth inactivity trend and support the Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community.
Find out what happens when you donate
Since 1995, we have brought the joy of running to communities nationwide. Running helps kids feel healthy, perform better in school, think more clearly, create positive attitudes, set goals, and build friendships.
Become a monthly donor
Make a difference year-round by supporting our dedicated coaches.
Make a one-time gift
Make a difference in the life of a child with evidence-based programming.
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MAIL CHECKS TO:
P.O. BOX 41317
Austin, TX 78704
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At Marathon Kids, we believe kids need positive role models who provide opportunities to run and move.
Marathon Kids is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit in the United States, and all gifts to us are tax-deductible in the United States. Our Tax ID number is 06-1722171.
To learn about our mission, please visit our About page. Click here for our 2021 annual report. Please visit our Financials page for past annual reports.
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