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Charity Partners

We encourage all runners, walkers and volunteers to make your marathon, half-marathon, relay, 5K or kids marathon experience more meaningful by “Running for a Cause.” 



Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Click here to donate today.




Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinic Weight Management Center

Help us fight childhood obesity. Kids can train throughout the year by logging their mileage increments in quarters, halves or miles. Then, on race day, participants will complete the marathon by running the final 1.2 miles.

*A portion of your contribution is tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor for details.

 Other Charity Partners

TeamRWB-Logo_RGBTeam RWB

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Through their various programs, such as the Veteran Ambassador Program and the Leadership Development Program, Team RWB delivers consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through authentic social interaction, community physical fitness and shared experiences. There are over 115 communities across the globe connecting and serving America’s veterans.

Click here for more information about Team RWB.

Team_World_Vision_logo3Team World Vision

Team World Vision is a non-profit organization created to activate partnerships and community engagement to bring clean water to people in the developing world, helping create fullness of life for children in need. Team World Vision believes that actions have the capacity to make a lasting impact. Through their programs, such as running for a cause and sponsoring a child, Team World Vision invites beginners and experienced athletes alike to share a common mission and compete to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to communities in developing countries.

To join Team World Vision in Kansas City, go to

Click here to learn more about Team World Vision.