The Los Angeles Marathon Nonprofit Partnership Program

The Los Angeles Marathon Nonprofit Partnership Program is an opportunity for nonprofits to utilize the Los Angeles Marathon, Charity Half Marathon, and LA Big 5K as a platform to create awareness about their mission and raise funds for their organization. 

It is also much more than that.  Running or walking a marathon, half marathon or 5K is a memorable journey that can be so much more impactful when doing it for charity.  Our nonprofit partners provide a purpose for people to cross the finish line -- for the first time or their 50th -- and make a direct impact on people’s lives. 

Joining the Nonprofit Partnership Program allows nonprofits to be a part of a community of organizations who have come together to make a difference in a fun, healthy and supportive way.  Working together, our partners make this program a success for not only their organizations, but the people participating in the events and standing on the side cheering them on.   

Congratulations to our 80 Nonprofit Partners who raised more than $2.8M (and counting) for their causes in 2023 and over $65M in the history of the program. 

2024 Program Applications

Applications for the 2024 Program are now open. Our Kick-off meeting will take place on September 14th with our official partners.

If you're interested in applying for the 2024 program, please click the link below.

Nonprofit Partner Requirements

To be considered for the Nonprofit Partner Program, all organizations must:

1) Be a 501c3 and operating for 1+ years 

2) Commit to prepaying for the minimum number of entries. Participating Partners: 15 entries for the Marathon ($170/entry) and/or Charity Half Marathon ($135/entry). 5K Partners: 40 entries for the LA Big 5K ($40/entry)

3) Commit to the fundraising minimums for your team. Participating Partners:  $650 fundraising minimum per team member. 5K Partners:  $150 fundraising minimum per team member

If you don't meet the above requirements but are a non-profit and interested in being involved, please email