The Wipro San Francisco Marathon hosts thousands of runners who choose to make their race experience more meaningful by running on behalf of a charity.
In 2012, our charity runners raised over $250,000 on behalf of local, national, and global causes. Let’s raise even more in 2013! We invite you to join our runners and make a difference through your event participation. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you can help organizations doing important work in our communities.
Runners: Interested in running for charity? Many of our partner organizations offer registration reimbursement, training tools, team shirts, and other incentives to thank you for your support. As you register, choose your charity from the drop down list; we’ll let them know you are interested in their program. You can also see which charities are ready to accept runners and what their incentives are by clicking on their icon below.
If you have a specific organization or foundation you’d like to get involved, please contact the charity’s pertinent staff member and have them contact us, mentioning they were nominated by a runner (you!). Our 2013 Official Charities will be announced throughout March.
Charities: We are still accepting applications for charity partners for The 2013 Wipro San Francisco Marathon. Interested organizations should read Become A Charity Partner page for more information.
2013 Charity Partners:
Committed2Community: allocates funds to San Francisco Recreation & Parks and to volunteer organizations that give their time to help make The SF Marathon a well organized and enjoyable event. **52.4 Mile entries available!
Challenged Athlete Foundation: provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. **52.4 Mile entries available!
Project Open Hand: When you join Team Project Open Hand you’ll help raise funds that will enable Project Open Hand to continue providing nourishment to the sick and the elderly in our community.
ALZ Stars: go the distance by training for and completing this event while raising valuable funds to advance the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Peacock Acres: provides foster youth with a safe home, case manager, opportunity to find and maintain a job, and loving community of positive support.
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation: provides burn survivor services and recreational programs, plus promotes burn prevention education, in collaboration with local hospitals and fire fighters.
HALO Trust: removes landmines, cluster bombs, and all the deadly debris of war so that families can return home, farmers can plant crops, roads can be re-opened, and children can walk to school – secure in the knowledge that their steps will be safe ones.
Burma Humanitarian Mission: provides medicine and medic training to backpack medics operating throughout the conflict zones of eastern and northern Burma.
LETS Run: funds and develops educational programs, mentoring opportunities, and research possibilities designed to empower youth and erase the stigma of mental illness.
Operation Access: enables Bay Area health care providers to donate vital surgical and specialty care to people in need.
Urban Sprouts: delivers garden-based education and programs to over 500 youth annually at five middle and high schools in the San Francisco.
Teen Cancer America: A Charity Devoted to Improving the Lives of Teenagers and Young Adults With Cancer.
Research Down Syndrome: develops safe and effective drug therapies designed to improve memory, learning, and communication in persons with Down syndrome.
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation: works to change lung cancer from a terminal diagnosis to manageable chronic disease.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital: treats virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, organ transplants, and orthopedics, as well as the care of critically ill newborns.
Sarcoma Foundation of America: advocates for increased research to find new and better therapies with which to treat patients with sarcoma.
Train 4 Autism: brings together a community of athletes, physically active, and socially conscious people who are committed to raising awareness and funds for research and treatment for those living with Autism and their families.
Family House: serves as a home away from home for families of seriously ill children being treated at University of California, San Francisco Children’s Hospital.
American Institute for Cancer Research: focuses on the research of the link between diet and cancer to translate the results into practical information for the public. Changing lives to save lives.
America SCORES: inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world through soccer, poetry, and service- learning team based programs.
No Barriers Boston: will provide athletes and spectators who suffered amputations as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings with revolutionary prostheses and inspiring experiences so that they can return to the active lives and sports they love.
The Center: The mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies.