2018 Charity Programs

The BMW Dallas Marathon Charity Program brings together various local charities in Dallas and national non-profit entities that partner with the BMW Dallas Marathon organization to raise funds in support of various causes. Charity Program partners play a vital role in supporting the success of the BMW Dallas Marathon and related events by providing both runners and volunteers.

Each charity must apply and be accepted by the BMW Dallas Marathon to become an official charity of the Dallas Marathon. For charity program registration, to apply or to receive more information, please email: marcus@rundallas.com.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Team Momentum

MDA Team Momentum is the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s official charity endurance program, created to empower individuals of all athletic abilities to train for a full marathon, half marathon or even a relay and dedicate their miles to help accelerate research, care, sending kiddos to summer camp and provide support & services for MDA families. The life-changing program provides a world-class customized training program and a fun committed community of MDA coaches, team members and families that inspire individuals just like you to reach their personal goals.

Every mile brings strength, independence and life to kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases. See more HERE.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) develops positive, meaningful relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. At the center of our mission is one-to-one mentoring, with each mentor (“Big”) spending time with his or her mentee (“Little”) through one of three primary programs: Community-Based, School/Site-Based, and mentor2.0. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dallas will serve over 2,000 children in 2018 alone.

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves the needs of all children, and holds itself accountable for three outcomes:

  1. Higher aspirations, Greater Confidence and Better Relationships
  2. Avoidance of Risky Behaviors
  3. Educational Achievement

Based on a Harris Interactive survey of alumni Littles conducted in March and April of 2009, 90% of participants agreed that their Big made them feel better about themselves, 90% of participants said their relationship with their Big helped them make better choices throughout their childhood; 77% reported doing better in school because of their Big.

To learn more about how to volunteer or donate, visit HERE.

For BBBS mentors who would like to participate in the 2018 BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend with your Little, click HERE.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team In Training

Team In Training (TNT) is the flagship fundraising program for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the only endurance sports training program for charity that raises money for blood cancer research. TNT and LLS are changing the landscape of blood cancer, not someday but today, making TNT the perfect way to fundraise.

Your time is now.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an athlete or not in perfect shape. Our coaches will train you to cross the finish line at a marathon, half marathon, cycling event, triathlon or hike adventure. You don’t have to be the best, you already are by saving lives and helping create a world without blood cancers.

Back On My Feet

Back on My Feet is a non-profit that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Our unique running-based model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes and new lives.

For the individuals in our program, every mile matters. No matter if you are walking the 5k or running the marathon, “FundRacing” is a way to race and raise funds for our cause! Learn more about our program HERE.

The Tom Joyner Foundation

The Tom Joyner Foundation has provided financial support to every HBCU in its 20-year history to help sustain and preserve the legacies of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, an excess of $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Learn more about our foundation HERE.

For The Love of the Lake

We are a non-profit organization whose volunteers support programs to preserve and enhance White Rock Lake Park. We organize regular clean-up activities, tree planting events, and raise money needed to fund improvements to White Rock Lake Park. For more information, click HERE.