Each year after the race the Hamptons Marathon team makes donations to support local East End groups. In December 2014, the Hamptons Marathon donated over $75,000, including $31,000 each to Southampton Hospital and Project Most. The race is also supporting the Springs School, the Springs School PTA, the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center and East Hampton Youth Football.  Over the past 8 years, the Hamptons Marathon has donated over $500,000 to support local East Hampton organizations.

The primary source of these donations were the runners’ race fees, but none of this could have been accomplished without the support of the Hamptons Marathon’s primary sponsors, JetBlue and Equinox Fitness, as well as the generous support of the race’s local partners, friends and volunteers who give their time and expertise year after year.

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.  Our 2015 Crowdrise fundraising beneficiaries are Team Red White and Blue and Southampton Hospital.

For guaranteed race entry and to make your miles count, consider joining one of our 2015 charity partners:

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation has been working in New York City since 2003, raising awareness of colorectal cancer, funding screening programs for the uninsured, and providing much needed funds to young investigators who are committed to finding a cure for colorectal cancer.

More than an estimated 51,000 Americans died from colon cancer this past year. When you support a member of TEAM COLON CANCER CHALLENGE you not only support their dedication to educating their community about the fact that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable with early screening but you also support us as we continue to take steps in the race against colorectal cancer.  The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation launched TEAM COLON CANCER CHALLENGE in 2010 to:

  •  Encourage colorectal cancer survivors to incorporate exercise into their everyday lives as a way to significantly reduce the rate of recurrence,
  • Provide a grassroots opportunity for colorectal cancer survivors and their family members to raise awareness and funds for colorectal cancer in their community,
  • Offer those who have lost a loved one to colorectal cancer a positive and effective channel for their rallying cry against colorectal cancer.

TEAM COLON CANCER CHALLENGE has raised more than $325,000 in support of efforts to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and the importance of early screening, prevention, and research. For more information, contact Cindy Borassi.

The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) provides financial support for research aimed at finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). Team Boomer, a growing program of the BEF, encourages people with cystic fibrosis to incorporate exercise into their everyday lives, provides athletes a way to raise money for CF, and offers an avenue for athletic events to contribute to our fight against CF. Team Boomer also spreads the word about the benefits of exercise for people with CF, supports a CF scholar-athlete specific scholarship, and contributes to the efforts being made to find a cure for CF while helping people with CF live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. For more information about Team Boomer, please contact Michaela Seccareccia by phone 646.292.7930 or email mseccareccia@esiason.org.

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  Join the Girls on the Run NYC SoleMates team, training and running the Hamptons Half or Full while ​raising critically needed funds for Girls on the Run NYC and the important character development programs it delivers to young girls across the city.

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.  Find out more and register as a SoleMate at http://gotrnyc.org/solemates-program

Participate in The Hamptons Marathon & Half with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) and receive a comprehensive program from the leader in endurance sports training for charity to help you achieve your goal!

You’ll receive training from top-notch coaches, access to a network of local fitness partners, fundraising support, and the chance to be a part of a powerful force that has raised more than $1.3 billion dollars to fund research and significant treatment advances for cancer patients around the world. TNT and LLS fundraising efforts through marathons, triathlons, cycling and hiking really are making cures happen. Coaches will expand your fitness level with workouts, nutrition and hydration clinics. And you’ll have staff members to help with fundraising support. For more information about joining The Hamptons Marathon & Half with TNT please contact Lora Vaccaro, lora.vaccaro@lls.org.  GO TEAM! http://www.teamintraining.org/nyc/

Every Mother Counts is running the Hamptons Half Marathon in support of maternal health around the world. Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. That’s 800 women every day. The good news is that 98% of these deaths can be prevented. We have the tools and the know-how to save these mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, teachers, doctors, caregivers and community leaders—if we make it a priority.

Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. Contact Kristen Kirkland for more information kristen@everymothercounts.org.

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.  TO register with CTF, go to http://ctf.kintera.org/nfecyony2015/hamptons2015  Please contact Angela Dumadag (adumadag@ctf.org) for more information.

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 and Half. For more information contact Patricia Conway, patriciaconway@friendsofkaren.org/631.473.1768 ex 303.

iMentor is a nonprofit dedicated to building mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. We work without about 2,400 students across New York City, and each student is matched one-on-one with an adult mentor for 3 or 4 years. All of our mentors are college graduates, and most are between the ages of 25-35, working in industries such as business, finance, technology, consulting, and arts and entertainment.  Contact Elizabeth Lee for more information ELee@imentor.org

North Shore Animal League America—the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization—has saved the lives of over 1 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at risk of euthanasia. Through our many innovative programs, we reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them permanent, loving homes. As a leader in the no-kill movement, we are dedicated to promoting shelter pet adoptions; encouraging spay/neuter programs; reducing animal cruelty; ending euthanasia; and advancing the highest standards in animal welfare. Please join us in saving the lives of innocent animals by donating to support our lifesaving mission. Click here or email events@animalleague.org for more information.

The Herren Project:  Join Chris Herren and the Herren Project team as we train for and run the Hamptons Marathon, to celebrate life and strive for a better tomorrow. Every dollar raised supports The Herren Project’s areas of focus, including treatment navigation, educational initiatives and mentoring programs, in the hopes of saving a life and making a positive difference in the lives of those touched by addiction. YOU ARE A RUNNER!   For more information contact Pam Rickard, phone: 540-312-4368 or email: pam@theherrenproject.org

Join Team Max Cure and support pediatric cancer causes!  Team Max Cure will use part of  the funds raised for families in our Roar Beyond Barriers program which provides financial assistance to low income or military families who have a child battling cancer.  Funds will also be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to be used for the immune cell therapy lab dedicated to finding  alternative treatments for children and young adults.  Max Cure Foundation has provided the seed money that was used to start the lab.

The Max Cure Foundation has 10 slots available and together we WILL Roar For A Cure until one is found. Contact Erica@MaxCure.org to secure your spot.


Team P2 is on a mission to bring together underserved youth and professional success, but we can’t reach our goals without the generosity of supporters like YOU! Your efforts will go directly towards supporting our current initiatives, like our Hackathon (coming up this summer)!  For more information about joining the Hamptons Marathon & Half with P2, please contact progressiveprogramming@gmail.com (subject line: marathon) or visit http://www.progressiveprogramming.org/marathon.  P2 is a partner of Home of Hope, a registered 501(c)(3) organization. 


Join Team Jusoor as they run to support the education of children who lost their homes and suffered through the war in Syria. Every dollar will go towards our refugee education program.  One million Syrian children are registered as refugees in the region (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq). Lebanon hosts the largest number of registered refugees in the region.520,000 children are registered in Lebanon today – the largest number of Syrian refugee children in any neighboring country.  Jusoor currently runs three educational centers in Lebanon, our main center is located in Bekaa where there is a huge education gap for Syrian children, the center currently serves 500 Syrian children where basic education is provided by Syrian talented teachers, we plan to  run a tent school in collaboration with Sawa for Aid and Development in one of the largest informal camps in Middle Bekaa, the tent school serves 300 Syrian children, and finally our Beirut center is providing education for over 200 children.

Join as a runner or donate to give a child the opportunity to be educated and receive strong psycho-social support within the framework of community engagement and rehabilitation. Contact Nour Daoud via email: jusoor.tristate@gmail.com for more information.


For information about becoming a charity partner, please contact diane@hamptonsmarathon.com.