About Austin Marathon Gives

The Austin Marathon Gives program connects 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 their training and race day miles by supporting a worthy cause.

Since its inception 9 years ago, the program’s charitable donations have raised over $4,000,000 for Central Texas charities.



The deadline for reaching the fundraising thresholds on GivenGain to receive a paid-for entry is January 19th, 2024.

Fundraise at least the minimum amounts for Official Charities and receive a charity race entry from that organization. Minimums and incentives are set by each charity. You can contact them for details.

Get Started

To make your miles count by fundraising for one of our Official Charities, follow the steps below.

1. Click on the Official Charities logo below that you would like to fundraise for or go to our main fundraising page.
2. Click “Start Fundraising”
3. Sign up for a GivenGain account.
4. Click “Fundraise” next to the Austin Marathon Gives campaign.
5. Customize your profile to include your personal connection to the Official Charity and a picture.
6. Share your fundraising page on your social media pages including Instagram, Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter!

For more information on becoming an Official Charity in the future or fundraising as a part of a charity team, email charity@youraustinmarathon.com.

In registration, you will have the opportunity to donate and support Dell Children’s Hospital. By making a donation in the registration path, you agree and understand that: you are making a donation to High Five Events, a limited liability corporation – High Five Events does not have 501(c)(3) status.

Your credit card/billing statements will show your donation was made to “High Five Events”, not to your suggested charity. Your donation will be forwarded to the suggested charity by High Five Events. Donations do not qualify for tax deductions on personal or corporate income taxes. Please consult with your tax advisor for any further determination.

Supporting Dell Children’s Hospital

Official Charity of The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5k
As an Ascension Seton non-profit hospital, Dell Children’s Medical Center is the only Level One Trauma Center serving a 46 county region across Central Texas, and beyond. Caring for a population of roughly 70% uninsured or underinsured patient families, philanthropic support from our community ensures that no child is ever turned away regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

2024 Official Charities

Apply to Become an Official Charity for 2024

Austin Marathon Gives Program Application 2024

Charities interested in joining Austin Marathon Gives must fill out the application at the button below. Once you’ve submitted your application it will be reviewed and you will be notified by email within 10 business days if your charity is selected. Notifications are made on a rolling basis until the official kickoff of the program in October 2023.

For questions on the Austin Marathon Gives Program, please email Charity@youraustinmarathon.com.


  • AMG provides Texas non-profits, 501(c)3, with the opportunity to advance their missions through community awareness, volunteerism, and active fundraising
  • Access to passionate race participants willing to fundraise and raise awareness for your cause
  • Designated number of free race entries through the Run Forward Initiative
  • Special registration pricing for each race distance
  • Commitment to running a peer to peer fundraising campaign utilizing the Acension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K.
  • Provide 50 – 75 race volunteers
  • Use the GiveNGain platform to collect donations

Yes, charities are asked to recruit 50 or more volunteers to fulfill specified volunteer positions the weekend of the event

Any person that reaches the fundraising goals set forth by official AMG Charities will earn a comped entry through the charity they chose to fundraise for.

Charities interested in the official AMG program can apply by filling out the application form. Charities selected for the program will be provided with instructions to set up a GiveNGain webpage to collect donations.

No, teams can consist of participants in any distance available.

Run Forward Initiative

The Austin Marathon’s Run Forward initiative aims to promote running and fitness among those in need while supporting our community outreach and charity program.

In need refers to individuals who face financial, social, or health-related obstacles that usually prevents them from participating in marathons and running events. Our goal is to make running events accessible to everyone, regardless of circumstances.

Thanks to the support of the local Austin running community during the Austin Marathon Launch week in May of 2023, the Run Forward initiative has 500 donated race entries to be distributed though the Austin Marathon Gives program and public application form for those with expressed need. Together, we are making running accessible to everyone.