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 Challenge Half Marathon and LA Big 5K as a platform for creating awareness about their mission and raising needed 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 a 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 you to be a part of a community of nonprofits 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.  

Our partners raised over $2.5M for their causes in 2022 and over $62M in the history of the program.

The Nonprofit Partner Program is full for 2023. If you are interested in becoming a partner for 2024, click below to be added to our interest list.

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