About Official Charity Program

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Goal: $4,000,000

Currently Raised: $0.00

The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is committed to improving the community by offering nonprofits a chance to use our world-class event in order to increase awareness and raise funds for their causes through our Official Charity Program. It truly is … YOUR COURSE. YOUR CAUSE.

Each organization’s mission is special and unique – just like our 26,000+ runners and our amazing 26.2 mile marathon course. This program is a chance for over 100 nonprofits to show the cities of the greater Los Angeles area who they are and what they stand for.

Help us reach our goal of raising over 4.5 Million in 2016 and be a part of the movement by registering to run with one of our Official Charity Partners! Please follow the simple steps below to register to run the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, the 2-person Charity Relay or the LA BIG 5K on behalf of a charity:

  • Choose Your Nonprofit: Select an Official Charity from our list of partners and contact them directly.
  • Register: Register for the race of your choice using the UNIQUE URL* the charity will provide to you.
    • *Note: Do NOT register in general runner registration. You must contact the charity first.
  • Fundraise: Follow your charities directions to start your fundraising and then of course, start training – ENJOY!


Don’t see your favorite charity associated with the Official Charity Program? We want you to be passionate about helping a cause close to your heart, so if you have looked closely and still don’t see a connection, please reach out to our staff to be sure! Then, if there is still not a match for you, follow the steps below to begin your individual fundraising journey.

We want all participants in the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon to be able to fundraise for a cause they are passionate about, so if your cause is not on the official charity program list, you can still fundraise!

1.Register in the general runner registration. And then click the button below to find your charity and start fundraising with our friends at everydayhero.

2.Get started today by making every mile count.


Don’t see a cause that you connect to? Encourage your favorite nonprofit to receive updates to apply in 2017!