Charity Partners


Want to join the fund raising efforts for your favorite charity partner? Click here to search, select your team, and then click join to automatically create your own fundraising page!

Team Fidelis

fidelis-blue-new-100Team Fidelis’ mission is to end the epidemic of veteran suicide by raising awareness, providing a bridge of hope and building camaraderie between veterans and their community. They strive to accomplish this mission by utilizing their three pillars: Awareness, Hope and Camaraderie.

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Click here to donate to Team Fidelis.

KC Pet Project

kansas-city-pet-project100KC Pet Project is the nonprofit operator of the Kansas City, MO animal shelter. They care for more than 10,000 pets a year and have three adoption centers in the metro area to adopt pets. They are the largest No Kill animal shelter in Kansas City and the third largest, open admission, No Kill shelter in the United States. KC Pet Project is creating No Kill community here in Kansas City – they are passionate about saving lives!

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Cancer Action

cancer-action-100Cancer Action offers a comprehensive array of programs and services addressing the physical, social, emotional and financial needs of cancer patients and their families. All Cancer Action programs and services are free of charge, and the organization is dedicated to reducing distress and improving the quality of life for those living with, through and beyond cancer, and to promoting education, prevention and early detection to reduce the impact of cancer in the greater Kansas City area.

Click here to make a donation to Cancer Action.

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Make-A-Wish Missouri and Greater Kansas City

Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Greater Kansas City creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Missouri & Greater Kansas City has granted more than 6,500 wishes to local children with critical illnesses.

Click here to learn more about Make-A-Wish.

Team World Vision

Team World Vision 200wTeam world Vision is a nonprofit organization created to activate partnerships and community engagement to bring clean water to people in the developing world, helping create fullness of life for children in need. Team World Vision believes that actions have the capacity to make a lasting impact. Through their programs, such as running for a cause and sponsoring a child, Team World Vision invites beginners and experienced athletes alike to share a common mission and compete to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to communities in developing countries.  At the 2018 Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin, Team World Vision had 791 registered runners who raised $850,327.

To join Team World Vision in Kansas City, go to

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Go Cup Free and support Team World Vision
Bothered with throwing a cup on the ground at the aid stations?  Then purchase a HydraPouch for $10.  This silicon pouch has a belt clip and holds 6 fluid ounces.  Proceeds benefit Team World Vision’s mission along with the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin’s green initiative.  Visit the Team World Vision booth at the Health & Fitness Expo to purchase.  Click here for more details.

Individual Fundraising

With a few clicks and some basic information, you can create your own fundraising page. You can fund raise as a registered race participant, volunteer, or simply as a supporter. Your fundraising page will make it easy for your sponsors to contribute by making a secure donation online.  You will be able to customize your page with a group or team name, a special message, and a photo. Your fundraising page will also keep track of the funds you have raised and show your progress towards your goal. With the creation of your page you can share a direct link with your friends, co-workers, family members – anyone you can think of who will sponsor you online!

Click here to create your own fundraising page.

Official Kids Marathon Partner

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Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinic Weight Management Center

Help us fight childhood obesity. Kids can train throughout the year by logging their mileage increments in quarters, halves or miles. Then, on race day, participants will complete the marathon by running the final 1.2 miles.

*A portion of your contribution is tax-deductible. Consult your tax adviser for details.