Charity Partners


We encourage all runners, walkers and volunteers to make your marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K or kids marathon experience more meaningful by “Running for a Cause.” 

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.

To join Team World Vision in Kansas City, go to

Click here to learn more about Team World Vision.

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.

Visit for more information.


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.

Visit www.canceractionkc.comfor more information.


Click here for complete instructions on creating your fundraiser page.

Click here to view a list of team fundraising pages or to make a donation.



Childrens Mercy 200w

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.