Bend Marathon is proud to be partnering with local charities that make a difference in the local community. We want to be supportive of the environment and people that make Bend the great place that it is and it is events such as the Bend Marathon that can help fuel the passion for people to be active in their community and organizations like the ones we're committed to supporting thrive.
We support the American Cancer Society. Cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. Part of the proceeds of the Bend Marathon help fund lifesaving research, support local programs for cancer patients and their families and help with early detection and education within the local community. If you'd like to join us in making a donation that has a local impact, you are welcome to do so through the registration process.
We also are a part of the tourism in Bend and want to be conscious of our impact on our local wild places. That's why we are supporting the Pledge for the Wild and the Deschutes Trails Coalition. They help clean up, build, and maintain our local wild places so that they look as great today as they will tomorrow with your help.
Also, at this time many people particularly families are seeing more financial hardship. That's why we've partnered with Family Access Network (FAN) as a beneficiary from our youth races. The youth races are free for the youth in our community because we believe that lifelong fitness starts at a very young age and we want to promote a healthy lifestyle through running. Please consider donating something to FAN in this hour of need to help the youth and families in our community.
(A 4% processing fee is deducted from the total donation amount you select. You will receive a separate confirmation email for your donation.)