2019 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.

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.

Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas is a year-round movement, holding more than 300 competitions annually at area, regional and state levels.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

It is our vision to become the premier provider of Special Olympics training and competition in the world. We approach each endeavor with a single intent – to improve the quality of life for our athletes. The challenges of the future are embraced with enthusiasm and commitment, ensuring that the changing face and needs of our athletes are met.

To learn more about how you can support the organization, please visit us HERE.


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.

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.