2019 Charity Chaser – Lance Armstrong

The 2019 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour®is proud to announce Lance Armstrong as the 2019 Austin Gives Miles Charity Chaser.  Armstrong’s involvement will highlight Austin Marathon’s continued support of the Austin community, elevate Austin Gives Miles’ profile, and help surpass the $1 million fundraising goal.

“I’m honored to be the Charity Chaser and help Austin Gives Miles surpass it’s $1 million goal,” said Armstrong. “Training for the Austin Marathon has begun and I’m ready to amplify the positive effects Austin Gives Miles and its official charities have on our community.”

Help Lance’s Chase and Austin Gives Miles by making a tax-deductible donation in honor of our 28 local charities who work to support the needs of the Austin community.

Who it Benefits:

Money raised by the 2019 Charity Chaser program will benefit all 28 of our Austin Gives Miles Official Charities. Funds raised will be split evenly between eligible charities after the race has been run and the final totals have been counted.

Be Part of The Action!

Join in and help maximize Austin Gives Miles. In addition to the per runner passed amount donated by the Austin Marathon, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is proudly supporting Austin Gives Miles and Lance Armstrong in his fundraising efforts by matching up to $4,000 in the Charity Chaser Program.

There are two ways to take part and “Run with Lance”.

  1. Join The Team
    • Start of fundraising page of your own. You can set a personal goal and then share with friends, family, and coworkers. A fun way is to pledge a certain amount, be it a nickel or a dollar, for every runner Lance will pass on February 17, 2019!
  2. Donate
    • You can donate any amount of your choosing to the Charity Chaser Program. The combined money will be split between the Official Austin Gives Miles Charities.

There will be prize giveaways throughout the campaign, stay tuned for updates!

Austin Gives Miles 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 one of the 26 Austin Gives Miles Charities!  The Charity Chaser program not only raises thousands of dollars, but it helps raise awareness for the program and provide a special touch to the Austin Gives Miles Program.  Past Charity Chasers include CBS Austin Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler and Sports Director for Spectrum News Ricky Doyle.

The Austin Gives Miles goal for 2019 is to raise over 1 million dollars for Local Central Texas charities. The charity chaser will start the Austin Marathon after everyone has crossed the start line.