About Austin Marathon Gives

The Austin Marathon Gives program presented by the Moody Foundation 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. The Moody Foundation generously matches funds raised by our official charities up to $10,000.00.

Since its inception 7 years ago, the program’s charitable donations have raised $3,893,298 for Central Texas charities.

Run for a cause and earn a race entry by fundraising for one of our Official Charities!

Fundraise at least the minimum fundraising amounts listed below for one of our Official Charities and receive a free race entry.

Distance Fundraising Minimum
Marathon $299
Half Marathon $199
5K $99
The deadline for reaching the minimum fundraising amount to receive an entry code is February 1, 2022.

Getting 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.
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 Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter!

Interested in fundraising for a charity that’s not on this list? The deadline to apply to be an Official Charity for the 2022 Austin Marathon has passed. However, you are still able to choose to fundraise as a part of a charity team for an organization not included below. For more information on becoming an Official Charity in the future or fundraising as a part of a charity team, email charity@youraustinmarathon.com.

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The Moody Foundation

The Moody Foundation has given nearly $1 million through our charity programs since 2016. More than 25% of that total was given to 36 Central Texas nonprofits during the 2019 Austin Marathon. The 2021 Austin Marathon Gives presented by The Moody Foundation is already working to increase those numbers and further the positive impact on the Central Texas community.

“The Moody Foundation is proud to match funds raised for these Central Texas causes,” said Ross Moody, trustee of the Moody Foundation and chairman and CEO of National Western Life Group. “This initiative is near and dear to our hearts and has been for many years. We’re so excited to support a program that gives runners the opportunity to make their miles meaningful and encourages donors to give back to the Central Texas community.”

Supporting Dell Children’s Hospital

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. 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.

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.