Raising money for charity is an excellent way to make your participation in the Hamptons Marathon & Half an even more meaningful experience, and help keep you running when the running gets tough. We have partnered with Crowdrise to enable our participants to fundraise directly and in light of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon we are encouraging runners to help us raise funds for the One Fund Boston. Having your friends and family support your training through supporting a charity is like an invisible hand pushing you across the finish line! For more information on making your miles count and to join our Team RunStrongForBoston, click here:
Following the 2012 race, the Hamptons Marathon donated $60,000 to local organizations. The proceeds of the 2013 event will benefit Project Most, a charitable organization in East Hampton that provides after school services for children in elementary and middle schools. We are also supporting Southampton Hospital and are fortunate to have members of the hospital staff providing medical support at the race. The race proceeds will also support the Springs School in East Hampton, the host site of our race.
Run or Walk the Hamptons Marathon or Half- Marathon with Team in Training (TNT). As a TNT member, you will raise funds in honor of a local blood cancer patient. In return they will cover all entry fees and transportation costs on race day, and provide professional coaches to help you train for the race of your life.
Team in Training is the largest endurance sports training program in the world. Since its inception in 1988, TNT participants have raised over $800 million on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
For more information or to sign up please contact them by phone at (631) 752-8500 or visit: www.teamintraining.org/li
Ready to race? Join us! The Children’s Tumor Foundation is working to make a difference in the lives of 1 in 3,000 children who have neurofibromatosis (NF) and you can too! NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can lead to blindness, deafness, cancer, disfigurement, learning disabilities and disabling pain. Hardly rare, but rarely talked about, NF is more prevalent than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease combined. Your journey with the Children’s Tumor Foundation can make a world of difference to families living with NF. Please click here for more information.
Transform your passion for endurance race events into a lifesaving endeavor to fight cancer by joining the American Cancer Society Charity Runner program. Make your miles more meaningful by running to honor and remember those who have been touched by cancer. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
For more information or to sign up please visit: www.charityrunner.org
New this year:Team CCCF will be joining the Hamptons Marathon Team. Check back for details.
We also encourage our runners to take a look at Friends of Karen as a charity to support, if you want the additional challenge of running to raise funds for another cause. This charity works with kids and families all over the NY metropolitan area who need emotional, financial or legal support when there is a child in the family who is suffering from a life threatening illness. Friends of Karen has a limited number of entries for the Hamptons Marathon. For more information contact Nancy Mariano at (631) 473-1768 or by email email@example.com.
The Lustgarten Foundation is the nation’s largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research. Founded in 1998, The Lustgarten Foundation was named after Cablevision executive Marc Lustgarten, who died from pancreatic cancer. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing scientific and clinical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer. The Foundation concentrates on stimulating the scientific community to conduct the research necessary to find early detection methods, better treatments and a cure for the disease. Toward this end, The Lustgarten Foundation sponsors an annual scientific conference and supports promising pancreatic cancer research. The Foundation also provides free informational materials to patients and caregivers, and airs public service announcements (PSAs) that appear on major television and cable networks nationwide.
To learn more visit www.Lustgarten.org or call toll free 1.866.789.1000.
If you would like more information about becoming a Hamptons Marathon Charity Partner, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.