Austin Gives Miles is the Official Charity Program for the Austin Marathon.  The program provides Central Texas non-profits with the opportunity to advance their missions through community awareness and active fundraising using the race as a platform.  Through the Official Charity Program, the Austin Marathon highlights the many wonderful organizations that selflessly give back to our local community. In 2017, Austin Gives Miles charities raised over $630,000 as part of the program.

Official Charity Program

Official Charity Partners will be involved with a premier running event dedicated to giving back to the local community.  Selected Charity Partners will receive the following benefits:

  • BRAND AWARENESS through the Austin Marathon including a listing on our website, recognition as an Official Charity in event materials, social media mentions, Race Expo space, and more.
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for your supporters on Race Day.
  • RAISE FUNDS for your organization using CrowdRise.  The money you raise as an Official Charity will go a long way to advancing the mission of your organization.

In Return, Official Charity Partners are asked to commit to the following:

  1. Recruit 50-100 volunteers to man an Aid Station on race day.
  2. Recruit at least 30 charity runners for the 2018 race.
  3. Participate in the monthly Charity Partner meetings.
  4. Raise at least $15,000 in conjunction with participation in the Austin Marathon.

Apply to be a 2018 Austin Gives Miles Charity

Interested in becoming a 2018 Official Charity, our application is OPEN.  Applications are being accepted and reviewed until Friday, May 12, 2017.  We will contact you via email on the status of your application no later than Wednesday, May 17th.  
For more information on the 2018 Austin Gives Miles Program or questions on becoming an Official Charity email Carly Samuelson, Charity Manager, at