Charity Partners

If you are interested in raising money for charity as an individual or work for a nonprofit organization that is interested in becoming a 2018 Run for Charity Partner, please contact Judi Betancourt for more information and the 2018 Run for Charity Partner application.

Below you’ll find our Run for Charity teams and the Charity Partners that make race weekend LOTS of fun. To make a donation, or join a charity fundraising team, click on their logo for more information.

Run for Charity

Our charity runners benefit (varies by the charity you run for):

  • $$$ Entry Discounts $$$
  • Charity Village Access


Fundraising Tools

Training Programs

Pre-race Dinner

Custom T-shirts/clothing

Our Run for Charity Partners

Team World Vision

Hope Water Project




Our Charity Partners

aim Alternatives in Motion  (Our Post-Race Beer Tent Partner)

The mission of Alternatives in Motion is to provide quality used wheelchairs, and routine wheelchair repair services, to individuals and families demonstrating financial need.

We firmly believe mobility is the path to independence! Help us help others by joining the Alternatives in Motion team and raise money.  Join the Alternatives in Motion Team…Donate Today!


Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital (Our Kids Marathon Title Sponsor)

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital was created to fill a critical gap in West Michigan health care – the need for a hospital devoted solely and specifically to children. More than a decade later, they have become a tertiary referral center and an established leader dedicated to improving the health and lives of children and families. Behavioral Pediatrics Blood and Bone Marrow Join the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Team…Donate Today!

Metro Health Hospital Foundation (Partners with Metro Health University of Michigan Health — Our Title Sponsor)

The Metro Health Hospital Foundation relies greatly on philanthropic support and provides opportunities for individual donors to make a difference. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, funding is available to prevent catastrophic illnesses, provide life-saving education, and improve the health and well-being of the community.Join the Metro Health Hospital Foundation Team…Donate Today!


ymca YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids (Our Host for Marathon Weekend)

The mission of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

mTTWestMichLogo myTEAM TRIUMPH – West Michigan Chapter (Just because we love these guys)

myTEAM TRIUMPH is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults, and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races.  Join the myTEAM TRIUMPH Team…Donate Today!


logo_girlsontherun Kent County Girls On The Run (Who help develop future marathon runners!)

Organization Mission: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.