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 simple 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 to raise funds for Bigs. To date Tony has completed 34 marathons in 36 states and has raised well over $100,000!!

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!

Help 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 Michigan

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan

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. Constance Deneweth
    Constance Deneweth gave a $260 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Rick Deneweth and Tony Anderson's father
    To an amazing father, Rick Deneweth and to the absence of Tony's father. Tony's father has encouraged Tony to become an extraordinary and compassionate leader for those who are missing a parent.
    2 days ago · Like
  2. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
    4 days ago · Like
  3. KELVIN SHAW
    KELVIN SHAW gave a $26 donation
    9 days ago · Like
  4. marylou coe
    marylou coe gave a $104 donation
    10 days ago · Like
  5. David Swan
    David Swan gave a $26 donation
    10 days ago · Like
  6. Paul Farquhar
    Paul Farquhar gave a $37 donation
    11 days ago · Like
  7. Andy Kempf
    Andy Kempf gave a $52 donation
    11 days ago · Like
  8. Laurie Wilson
    Laurie Wilson gave a $26 donation
    11 days ago · Like
  9. Mitchell Blue
    Mitchell Blue gave a $26 donation
    In support of Tony
    13 days ago · Like
  10. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $26 donation
    Congratulations and thank you, Tony!
    14 days ago · Like
  11. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $53 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson
    congratulations Tony! I'm so inspired by you!
    14 days ago · Like
  12. Ron Jolly
    Ron Jolly gave a $26 donation
    14 days ago · Like
  13. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
    14 days ago · Like
  14. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
    14 days ago · Like
  15. Events North
    Events North gave a $260 donation
    Woo hoo Tony!!!!
    14 days ago · Like
  16. Dawn Coon
    Dawn Coon gave a $26 donation
    14 days ago · Like
  17. Sandra Revnell
    Sandra Revnell gave a $58 donation
    14 days ago · Like
  18. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $26 donation
    14 days ago · Like
  19. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $37 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson and Marathon #37!!
    14 days ago · Like
  20. Richard Larochelle
    Richard Larochelle gave a $26 donation
    So proud of you Tony.
    14 days ago · Like
  21. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $26 donation
    Way to go, Tony!
    14 days ago · Like
  22. Deb Kresnak
    Deb Kresnak gave a $26 donation
    14 days ago · Like
  23. Traverse City Tourism
    Traverse City Tourism gave a $260 donation
    Invoice no. Marathon #36
    18 days ago · Like
  24. Patricia Cron-Huhta
    Patricia Cron-Huhta gave a $26 donation
    Keep up the great work Tony!
    26 days ago · Like
  25. An anonymous donation of $104 has been made
    30 days ago · Like
  26. Ronald Schwartau
    Ronald Schwartau gave a $26 donation
    Glad you are back running in full strength Tony.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  27. David Swan
    David Swan gave a $27 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  28. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $53 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  29. Nicole  Rodriguez
    Nicole Rodriguez gave a $26 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson
    about 1 month ago · Like
  30. Dale GErard
    Dale GErard gave a $26 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
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