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 43 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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  2. Chris Ballou
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  8. An anonymous donation of $105.79 has been made
    Run Tony Run!!!
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  9. Christopher Morse gave a $26.20 donation
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  18. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $48 donation
    Congrats Tony, way to Go!!
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  19. Mark Wilson
    Mark Wilson gave a $26.20 donation
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  20. Inside Information, Inc.
    Inside Information, Inc. gave a $264.02 donation
    So thankful to learn of your hard work for such a great cause. Very inspiring! Finish strong and God bless!
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  21. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $26.20 donation
    Congrats on another great run, Tony!
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  23. David Swan
    David Swan gave a $26.20 donation
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  24. Paul Heidbreder
    Paul Heidbreder gave a $26.20 donation
    Rolling!!!
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  25. Nate Alger
    Nate Alger gave a $26.20 donation
    Nice job Tony!
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  26. Allison Beers
    Allison Beers gave a $274.57 donation
    Woo hoo Tony! Almost there!!!!!
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  27. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $26.20 donation
    Congratulations, Tony. You inspire all of us to do more in our service to others. Thank you.
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  28. Mack Beers
    Mack Beers gave a $26.20 donation
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  29. Alfred Bonney
    Alfred Bonney gave a $27.94 donation
    Nice work Tony!
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