The San Francisco Marathon Official Charity Teams Program

With more than 27,500 runners filling the city’s streets in July, The San Francisco Marathon is the race of a lifetime. This event offers a stunning backdrop that inspires runners to achieve their best – on the course and in reaching their fundraising goals. Ensuring that charitable runners of all types have a place to shine on race day, The San Francisco Marathon offers four event distances: full marathon, half marathon (choose from the 1st Half Marathon or 2nd Half Marathon), 5K and (for those extreme endurance runners) ultramarathon. More information on our 2018 charity program and how to register your charity team coming soon.

Benefits of the 2017 Charity Team Program

As an Official Charity of The San Francisco Marathon in 2017, you could take advantage of the following charity program benefits:

  • Your charity will have your own custom fundraising page for our race through the CrowdRise platform. You can share this page with your network and easily collect donations for your entire running team in one place.
  • Your charity runners can each have a personal fundraising page. All individuals will show on your official team page, and every dollar your runners fundraise will collect toward your team goal.
  • Your logo will appear on The San Francisco Marathon website throughout the year, promoting your charity.
  • Your charity will be promoted to our 27,000 runners, encouraging them to raise funds for you, even if they aren’t part of your Official Charity Team. Last year, hundreds of unofficial runners raised an average of $1,000 per runner for our 2016 Official Charities. This promotion could really help move the needle toward your overall charity goal.
  • The San Francisco Marathon and CrowdRise will provide ongoing encouragement to your charity team. Contests will run throughout the year to encourage runners to take part and fundraise – and potentially win some great prizes.
  • You will enjoy exclusive charity perks depending on your tier, as outlined below.

2017 Official Charity Team Tiers and Benefits

The San Francisco Marathon’s 2017 Official Charity Team Program has three tiers, each aligning with a team size, per runner fundraising goal commitment and unique benefits to suit your charity.


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    All Tier 1 Official Charities benefit from the following perks:

    • Large logo and message featured on The San Francisco Marathon website’s Charity page
    • 10% discount on current race bib prices
    • Feature at the top of the CrowdRise leaderboard
    • Custom fundraising pages on the CrowdRise platform
    • Features in The San Francisco Marathon marketing
    • Featured digital signage at the Expo and on race day
    • Inclusion in our Official Race Virtual Gift Bags
    • Top earning charity receives three free bibs in 2018

    Official Tier 1 Charities that reach the Tier 1 Charity goal can choose one of these exclusive benefits:

    1. The charity’s top earning fundraiser gets a reserved spot in the first wave of runners
    2. The charity’s top performing fundraiser may have a family member or supporter help hand out medals at Finish Line
    3. The charity’s top earning fundraiser gains access to our VIP Tent

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    All Official Tier 2 Charities benefit from the following perks:

    • 5% discount on current bib prices
    • Medium-sized logo featured on The San Francisco Marathon website’s Charity page
    • Inclusion on The San Francisco Marathon Race App’s Charity Page

    The top earning Tier 2 Charity will receive one free bib in 2018.

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    All Official Tier 3 Charities benefit from the following perks:

    • 3% discount on bib prices
    • Charity logo featured on The San Francisco Marathon website’s Charity Page site

    The top earning Tier 3 charity will receive one free bib in 2018.

Join The San Francisco Marathon Charity Team Program

2018 Charity Team registration coming soon.