Austin Marathon Donates over $600,000 to Charity

August 18, 2023

Marathon's Philanthropic Initiative Continues to Aid Local Non-Profits.

AUSTIN, Texas /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon is excited to announce the total amount of money raised for the selected 2023 charities for their Austin Marathon Gives program. Austin Marathon Gives, presented by the Moody Foundation, is the Official Charity Program for the Austin Marathon®. Each non-profit raised awareness for their mission and recruited runners to fundraise on their behalf while they trained for the Austin Marathon which took place on Feb.19, 2023.

Twenty-six nonprofit organizations were accepted in the 2023 Austin Marathon Gives program. The selected charities are as follows: Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin Partners in Education, Austin Parks Foundation, Odyssey School, Blue Dog Rescue, Autism Society of Texas, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, HealthStart Foundation, Austin Achieve Public Schools, Austin Theatre Alliance – Paramount & Stateside Theatres, CureDuchenne, Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas, Livestrong Foundation, Marathon Kids,Inc., Soccer Assist – Los Verdes, Sam’s Adventure Camp, Flatwater Foundation, Gazelle Foundation, Texas 4000, Camp Kesem UT Austin, just keep livin Foundation, American Cancer Society, GenerationSERVE, Back on My Feet, Austin Wildlife Rescue, and People’s Community Clinic.

“At the Austin Marathon, we believe in the power of giving back. The Austin Marathon Gives program reflects our commitment to our community. Through this program, we not only celebrate the spirit of running but also empower positive change, supporting local causes that make a lasting impact,” said Lance Pyburn, Community Outreach Manager for High Five Events.

The participating charities raised a total of $342,234.00. The Moody Foundation generously matched each of the 26 nonprofits fundraising efforts with $10,000 each. It was the Moody Foundation’s 7th year to do such a match. This year’s Charity Chaser, Devon Lévesque, raised a total of $33,351.50, with help from our partners Tito’s and EIGHT who each contributed $4,974 to the Charity Chaser total. All together, the Austin Marathon Gives program raised a total of $635,585.50 to donate to the local community.

The Austin Marathon Gives Program is now accepting applications for 2024. Charities interested in participating can fill out the application here. The program will officially kick off in October. Runners interested in participating can choose one of the official Austin Marathon Gives charities or send a donation to the Official Charity of The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5k, Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Since its inception 9 years ago, the Austin Marathon Gives program’s charitable donations have raised over $4,000,000 for Central Texas charities. The program’s goal for 2024 is to raise $500,000.

About the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon®: The Austin Marathon® will celebrate its 33rd year running in Austin on Feb. 18, 2024. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 30+ countries around the world. With start and finish locations just a few blocks apart, and within walking distance of many downtown hotels and restaurants, the Austin Marathon is the perfect running weekend destination. Participants can register on the website and choose to run for their preferred nonprofit.