Each year after the race the Hamptons Marathon team makes donations to support local East End groups. In November 2015, the Hamptons Marathon donated over $85,000, including $33,000 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 9 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 sponsor, JetBlue, 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. We have two ways to participate. You can go to Crowdrise and support one of our Official Charities or, for guaranteed entry, you can join one of our Charity Partners and run for a reason.

Team ALS is The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter’s endurance program to help fight ALS.  Participants combine their passion and commitment to finding a cure for ALS while achieving physical challenges through athletic events, such as marathons, triathlons, long-distance rides, swimming, winter sports, and obstacle course races.  You will get fit, make new friends, and change lives!

The ALS Association’s mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. Our services are made possible by the generosity of others. From the smallest donation to the largest gift, donors touch the ALS community with hope for the future. This terrible disease knows no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries. It can strike anyone at any time.

For more information or to sign up with Team ALS please contact Kristen Cocoman at (212)720-3048.


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 contact Angela Dumadag at www.nfendurance.org for more information.

The Max Cure Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) childhood cancer foundation created in 2008 and inspired by a little boy named Max and his brave battle with a rare form of cancer known as B Cell Lymphoma.
The mission of The Max Cure Foundation, Inc, is to fund research for pediatric cancer drugs, to fund an Immune Cell Therapy Lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to financially assist low income and military families battling cancer in their children, and through advocacy, to pursue legislative and regulatory changes that seek to benefit children with cancer and at the same time, raise awareness to the needs of those fighting pediatric cancer. If you would like to FUNdraise for your bib on behalf of The Max Cure Foundation please click here: http://maxcure.rallybound.org/Hamptons-Marathon or contact Erica@maxcure.org.


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Team Challenge program is an endurance training and fundraising program that allows you the unique opportunity to change your life and the lives of others. No matter what your fitness level, you will train for a rewarding and exciting endurance event while raising vital funds to help find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Learn more about Team Challenge at www.ccteamchallenge.org & join the Team by contacting Megan Keane at mailto:mkeane@ccfa.org or 646-388-9293.
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. Every Mother Counts is running the 2016 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. 100% of funds raised through running go directly to support maternal health programs on the ground. Click here for more information.


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. For more information please contact events@animalleague.org.


Join Chris Herren and The Herren Project team as we train for and run all types of running events, 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

The Tory Burch Foundation empowers women entrepreneurs in the United States by providing access to capital, education and networking. We offer exclusive online resources and tools for entrepreneurs including interviews with inspiring founders and thought leaders who give us an inside look into their success and entrepreneurial journey. We want to help women everywhere to embrace ambition. For more information, please visit ToryBurchFoundation.org.

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


Bideawee, which means “stay awhile,” in Scottish, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903, Bideawee has been cultivating and supporting the lifelong relationships between pets and the people that love them for more than 100 years.  Bideawee provides an array of high touch services including adoption centers, animal hospitals, pet therapy programs, and pet memorial parks that serve pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together.  Bideawee is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee’s funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates one facility in New York City and two on Long Island, one in Wantagh, and one in Westhampton. For more information contact Amy Brostoff, 866.262.8133 ext. 7369/ amy.brostoff@bideawee.org


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 Johnson by phone (646)292-7930  or email mjohnson@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


Smile Train Team EMPOWER is a global endurance fundraising program of Smile Train, Inc., the world’s largest cleft charity. Since beginning in 2013, Team EMPOWER athletes have helped 9,600 children and have a network of over 600 alumni. Every mile helps give new smiles and new life to children who need them most. For more information email teamempower@smiletrain.org

The Lustgarten Foundation – America’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research – supports research to find a cure for pancreatic cancer, facilitates dialogue within the medical and scientific community, and educates the public about the disease through awareness campaigns and fundraising events. Since its inception, the Foundation has directed more than $118 million to research and assembled the best scientific minds with the hope that one day, a cure can be found. Please join us in celebrating the significant research progress we’ve made and supporting our journey towards a cure! We won’t quit until we find one. With the support of Cablevision, 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.  For more information, please contact Susanne Igneri at signeri@cablevision.com or call 516.803.2304.

The Retreat is the only comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault services agency serving the East End of Long Island, serving over 3,000 people annually. Our mission is to provide safety, shelter and support to victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence. Services include a 24-hour bilingual hotline, group and individual counseling, legal advocacy, 18-bed safe shelter and violence prevention education programs provided in local schools and community wide. The Retreat also runs innovative prevention and financial empowerment programs, working to prevent abuse before it occurs. For more information, please contact Maggie Goldfarb at 631.329.4398 or mgoldfarb@theretreatinc.org.

World Animal Protection is active in more than 50 countries. We help people to find practical ways to prevent animal suffering worldwide. We collaborate with businesses, governments, local partners, and animal welfare organizations to improve the lives of millions of animals. When you run with Team World Animal Protection, you will be running on behalf of millions of suffering animals. For more information and to register with Team World Animal Protection, please contact Mary McCune by phone (646)783-2209 or email:marymccune@worldanimalprotection.us.org.

“Hope Runs!” is the name and motto of the marathon team formed to support the great works of Boys Hope Girls Hope of NYC.  Having conquered the streets of Manhattan for two consecutive years, our team is looking forward to lining the lanes of the Hamptons.  Please consider joining us as we endeavor to send nearly 100 amazing young men and women on to a better education – and a better future!

Operating a college preparatory boarding program in Brooklyn, NY, BHGHNY has a mission to help academically capable and motivated children from at-risk situations meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing them with the safe and stable living environment, academic support, and guidance they need to finish high school, graduate from college, and become responsible and productive citizens. For more information, contact: Kevinchaskell@gmail.com

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