Official Nonprofits Selected for 2024 Austin Marathon
October 30, 2023
Marathon’s Philanthropic Program Continues Support of Local Charities
AUSTIN, Texas/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon is excited to announce the full roster of charities selected for their 2024 Austin Marathon Gives program. Austin Marathon Gives is the Official Charity Program for the Austin Marathon®. Each non-profit will raise awareness for their mission and recruit runners to fundraise on their behalf while they train for the Austin Marathon, set to take place on Feb. 18, 2024.
This year, 28 nonprofits have been accepted out of numerous applications. The selected charities are as follows: Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin Partners in Education, Odyssey School, Blue Dog Rescue, Autism Society of Texas, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, Austin Achieve Public Schools, Austin Theatre Alliance – Paramount Theatres, Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas, Livestrong Foundation, Marathon Kids, Inc., Soccer Assist – Los Verdes, Sam’s Adventure Camp, Flatwater Foundation, Gazelle Foundation, GenerationSERVE, Back on My Feet, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Texas 4000, Operation Get Out, People’s Community Clinic, U. R. Our Hope, Austin Wildlife Rescue, Austin Angels, Camp Kesem UT, Austin Parks Foundation, Gray for Glioblastoma, and Upbring.
Runners interested in supporting any of the non-profits’ missions while they train can select the organization’s name during the registration process for their preferred distance.. The runner will be contacted by the non-profit with a welcome email, including more about their organization, how they will be supported during their training, and how they can create their fundraising page to begin fundraising.
Another way to support these charities is through volunteering at their official AMG volunteer position along the course on race day. This option along with the ability to register for any distance including the full marathon, half marathon, or 5K allows for more individuals to take part in the experience of the event while supporting their favorite Austin Marathon Gives charity. The program’s fundraising goal for 2024 is $500,000.
About the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon®: The Austin Marathon® will celebrate its 33rd year running in Austin on February 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.