The Austin Gives Miles program connects Central Texas non-profit organizations to passionate race participants willing to fundraise and raise awareness for causes that give back to our local community. Individuals can select one of our Official Charities to run with and add even more meaning to your training and race day miles by supporting a worthy cause.
Since the inception of the program, Austin Gives Miles has raised over $1.97 Million for Central Texas charities. For the past three years, we’ve been the proud recipient of a grant from the Moody Foundation to match funds raised by individual runners to their favorite Official Charity.
Our goal for 2019 is to see over 1,500 runners raise $1 million for these incredible causes.
Charity Chaser Program
2019 is the 5th Anniversary of the Charity Chaser Program. For the past 4 years we’ve had a celebrity runner start last and run the marathon to raise money for each marathoner they pass! The Charity Chaser program not only raises thousands of dollars for Austin Gives Miles Charities, but it helps raise awareness for the program and provide a special touch to our charity program. Past Charity Chasers include Ben Roberts and Steve Chase, CBS Austin Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler and Sports Director for Spectrum News Ricky Doyle.
Check back in October for the big unveiling of who you will be racing against in 2019!
For more information about Austin Gives Miles, 2019 Official Charities, or how to become an Austin Gives Miles Charity, please contact carly@highfiveevents.