Marathon4Kids

Marathon4Kids

About This Campaign


"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson

This mantra is the core of Marathon4Kids founder, Tony Anderson, and his quest to support local children in need of a mentor to help guide them to find their new ending.

Tony's mission is to run a marathon in each of the country's 50 States (plus DC) to raise funds for Bigs. To date Tony has completed 49 marathons has raised well over $400,000!!

You're invited to become a Buck-A-Mile Club Member, and support Tony's efforts and Marathon4Kids:

  • - Donate $1 per mile or $26.20/marathon (3 to 4 per year)

  • - Pay individually $26.20 or annually $104.80

  • - Donate $10 per mile or $262.00/marathon (3 to 4 per year)

  • - Pay individually $262.00 or $1,048 annually

100% of all donations stay local and are used to create and maintain life-changing relationships between carefully screened, caring adults and kids in need in our community!

Be a part of new endings for local children in our community who need our help!

Follow Tony's journey  on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/marathon4kids/

Marathon4Kids Sponsors

  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • Chemical Bank
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Wolverine Power Cooperative
  • Safety Net
  • Alfie
  • Cherryland Electric Cooperative
  • Utility Supply and Construction Company
  • Crystal Moutain
  • D&W Mechanical
  • Events North
  • Grand Traverse Construction
  • Great Lakes Stainless
  • Kalkaska Screw Products
  • Marathon Automotive
  • Priority Health
  • Traverse City Tourism
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern MI

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern MI

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization currently serve children in a 5 county region in Northwestern Michigan.For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan has been bringing smiles to the faces of children by matching them with adult volunteers in fun and rewarding mentoring relationships. The impact it has on children in the program is priceless, and the heartwarming stories we've collected from Big and Littles in our program over the years are endless.Mentoring is a powerful thing. It’s fun, most anyone can be a mentor and it’s life-changing. By simply participating in fun activities together and forming a trusting bond with a child, it can potentially rewrite a child's future, for the better. However, for as big of an impact that mentoring makes on a child, you’ll be amazed at what it will do for you, too


Tony knows all too well what it's like growing up without a father.

Learn about Tony's personal story, "Alone, Together", which reveals his reason for getting behind this great cause.  Read Tony's story now at: http://www.marathon4kids.com/tales-of-timber-lake/alone-together/ 
  1. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  3. Richard Larochelle gave a $26.20 donation
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  4. Ross Childs gave a $26.20 donation
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  5. Cecilia Chesney gave a $26.20 donation
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  6. Kelvin Shaw gave a $26.20 donation
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  7. Frank Siepker gave a $26.20 donation
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  8. Jeff Layman gave a $52.40 donation
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  9. Jim and Sue Frye gave a $26.20 donation
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  16. Casey Clark gave a $26.20 donation
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  17. Kris Hoxie gave a $26.20 donation
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  18. Kevin and Joelle Beaudoin gave a $26.20 donation
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  19. Kennard Weaver
    Kennard Weaver gave a $28.23 donation
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  20. David Swan
    David Swan gave a $26.20 donation
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  21. Daniel Saulsgiver
    Daniel Saulsgiver gave a $110.85 donation
    Thanks for all you due Tony
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  22. Autumn Soltysiak
    Autumn Soltysiak gave a $52.40 donation
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  23. Terri Jo Umlor
    Terri Jo Umlor gave a $105.79 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson
    Run Tony Run!
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  24. Mack Beers
    Mack Beers gave a $27.94 donation
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  25. Paul Heidbreder
    Paul Heidbreder gave a $27.94 donation
    Awesome!
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  26. Deb Kresnak
    Deb Kresnak gave a $26.20 donation
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  27. Dawn Coon
    Dawn Coon gave a $27.94 donation
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  28. Tina Carstensen
    Tina Carstensen gave a $105.79 donation
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  29. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $26.20 donation
    Congratulations, Tony. Thank you for what you have done for the BIGS and to inspire all of us.
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  30. Carol Vernam
    Carol Vernam gave a $27.94 donation
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