Thank you for donating and/or fundraising for our unique program and allowing us to utilize financial resources to in turn help other charities, organizations and worthwhile causes. To register for this team and participate in the Portland Marathon please see the navigation bar at the top of this page, select register for this event and select Speak with Your Feet as the team in the drop down menu. To register for the Half (which is now at its charity rate of $250, half of which goes directly to the Going the Distance Foundation), click here. If you have questions, feel free to write firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Donations to The Portland Marathon Going the Distance Foundation are used:
As independent donations to a variety of local charities and organizations
Through the Going The Distance Foundation and the Marathon Direct Giving Program, many direct donations are given by the event to our volunteer groups. The Portland Marathon recruits over 4,500 volunteers annually to assist with our event. Our volunteer program has served as a vehicle for providing school and organizational credit and experience for a host of local charities, nonprofits, sport, school, and service clubs. Each year we have many success stories shared with us on how the program continues to benefit others.
2. Select Causes
Speak With Your Feet Campaign – Remember Boston
The Portland Marathon will dedicate our 2013 Event in October to the memory of all those impacted by the tragedy at The 2013 Boston Marathon.
How can you join in and show your support?
• Join the Speak With Your Feet Team when you register as a participant to run or walk The Portland Marathon or Half Marathon. You will get a special bib to wear on 10/6/13. You will also be given an electronic fundraising page where you can choose to fundraise on behalf of the Boston victims. If you have already registered and would like to join the team, send an e-mail to email@example.com and we will add you.
• Available now on our website at www.portlandmarathon.org is an Official Speak With Your Feet running t-shirt for purchase to be worn in a show of solidarity within the running community. Proceeds from the sale of these shirts will be directed from The Going The Distance Foundation, to charitable causes identified and selected under the advisement of Boston Marathon organizers.
• Make a one-time donation below. Forward this link to others you know who would like to join us in support of Boston.