Austin Give Miles serves nonprofit organizations in the Central Texas area through its philanthropic efforts. During the 2016 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by NXP, more than 750 runners dedicated their training miles to one of the 25 official nonprofit organizations and raised more than $260,000. Couple that with The Moody Foundation’s generous offer to match the funds raised for each charity, up to $10,000, and the grand total exceeded $440,000.
The official charity chaser program will return for the 2017 race with a yet-to-be-announced legendary and well-known Austin runner. This runner will raise awareness for the Austin Gives Miles program by starting in last place and raising money for every runner they pass.
2016 was a record-breaking year, but 2017 promises to be even bigger! Austin Gives Miles provides runners the opportunity to make their miles meaningful for the Central Texas charities we all care about and we anticipate that the program’s fourth year will bring the overall total raised to more than $1 million.
Contact Carly@HighFiveEvents.com for more information on 2017 Charities.
Charity Chaser Program.
The official charity chaser program will return for the 2017 race with Meteorologist Chikage Windler. Windler will start the marathon after every single runner has past the start line. For each person she passes, Austin Marathon will donate a $1.25 to the charity chaser program. This years program is Camp Kesem. So if you see Chikage on course, do your part for charity and go a head a let her pass.