become a charitable partner

To be considered as an official charity partner of the Kansas City Marathon, interested organizations must:

  • Be officially classified as a nonprofit organization

  • Agree to promote the Kansas City Marathon and our partnership to your database / network of contacts via email, website & social media

  • Help staff an aid station on race day (minimum of 5 volunteers, a maximum of 30 volunteers) or contribute in another beneficial way to the race day experience

  • Consider creating a running/walking team to help raise awareness for the race among your network. The Kansas City Marathon can provide a race discount for your runners & walkers, and these participants can also fundraise online for your cause if that is something you would like to do.

  • Have Kansas City Marathon flyers available for pickup/distribution at your organization’s offices and/or events whenever possible.

If your organization is selected as an official charity partner of the Kansas City Marathon, your organization will be provided with:

  • Promotion to our 9,000+ runners – this will include promotion in emails, social media, on the event website and in our participant guide.

  • Promotion in our online registration system - our runners will be encouraged to donate to your organization while they are registering for the Kansas City Marathon. Following the race, your organization will be written a check in the amount of money that was donated to your organization by our runners.

  • A complimentary 10x10 booth space at the Kansas City Marathon Health & Fitness Expo at Union Station on Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18 (this is a $1,000 value and will get your organization’s brand in front of 12,000+ attendees). You will need to staff the expo booth for the duration of the event – 3 – 8 p.m. on Thursday and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday. The Kansas City Marathon’s official charity partners give runners the opportunity to give back to great nonprofit organizations while they are taking part in a world-class running event.

submit your request for consideration