Free Training Seminar Rescheduled

The UPMC Sports Medicine Free Marathon Training Seminar has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 27 at 10 AM. Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Run For A Reason

Join the charity team that inspires you to run for a reason in the 2018 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

Connecting Passion with Purpose

The Run For A Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America is for passionate runners like you who want to make a difference and change lives. Connect your passion with purpose and commit to fundraise for a meaningful cause close to your heart.

Charity registration is now OPEN for the 2017-2018 season.

Fundraising Requirements

Each official charity sets their own fundraising requirements to earn a race entry for any of the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events. On average, charity runners can expect to raise the following amounts:

  • $150 - UPMC Health Plan/Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K
  • $50 - Toyota Pittsburgh Kids Marathon
  • $50 - Rachel Ray Nutrish Pittsburgh Pet Walk
  • $500 - DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
  • $350 - UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon
  • $1,000 - FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay (per team)

If you are with a nonprofit organization that is interested in recruiting runners to fundraise for you using the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events as a platform, please fill out the interest form to be contacted by a Run for a Reason representative or email

Presented by Bank of America2018 Run For A Reason Charities