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Run 4 a Reason – Your Charity. Your Choice. Your Reason.

Run for a reason

Run 4 a Reason is an ongoing effort to help runners raise money for ANY reason they care about. You can help your favorite charity, a friend battling an illness or any cause that is important to you by setting up a fundraising page as part of your training.  There is no minimum amount you need to raise. You set your goal amount as high or as low as you want. It’s totally up to you!

Upcoming Run for a Reason Events:

The Chicago Half Marathon & 5K
Sunday, September 13th at 8am

The Chicago Marathon
Sunday October 11th

The Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff 5K (NYC)

Sunday October 25 at 8am

To get started, all you need to do is create a free fundraising page by clicking either link above.  Then, click “Join this Group” to customize your personal fundraising page.  Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to start fundraising.  Email your page to your family, friends and your network of people you know will support your efforts and keep them updated over the course of your training.

Why thousands choose GiveForward for their loved ones

Low Fees

We are completely transparent about our fees and what they go towards. In addition, our fees are lower on average than other crowdfunding sites

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Payment Security

There’s no need to worry when creating or giving to a fundraiser. We use encryption technology to ensure you’ll always have a safe and secure process.

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Personal Coaching

You’re not alone. A real live person (not a robot) can give you the one-on-one support you need, right from our office in Chicago. Contact us by phone, email or live-chat!

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Tell Your Story

It’s easy to keep friends and family up-to-date, all in one place. Your fundraising page is your blog, your support and your way to change someone’s world!

Whose world will you change?