2019 Charity Chaser – Lance Armstrong

We are excited to announce Lance Armstrong as the Austin Gives Miles Charity Chaser for the 2019 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour®. 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.

Lance’s positive impact means Austin Gives Miles will continue to raise its profile to better serve Central Texas nonprofits and AGM charities can raise more funds to better serve our community.

“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.”

You can keep up with the latest on Lance with his podcast, The Forward.

Be Part of The Action!

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!

Lance Armstrong named Charity Chaser for the Austin Marathon's Austin Gives Miles program.

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.