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. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
    about 23 hours ago · Like
  2. Ron Jolly
    Ron Jolly gave a $26 donation
    5 days ago · Like
  3. Anthony Palumbo
    Anthony Palumbo gave a $55 donation
    6 days ago · Like
  4. Mitchell Blue
    Mitchell Blue gave a $26 donation
    In support of Tony
    6 days ago · Like
  5. Events North
    Events North gave a $274 donation
    7 days ago · Like
  6. Ronald Schwartau
    Ronald Schwartau gave a $26 donation
    Thanks for running for the kids.
    11 days ago · Like
  7. marylou coe
    marylou coe gave a $27 donation
    12 days ago · Like
  8. Paul Farquhar
    Paul Farquhar gave a $38 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Richard LaMar
    17 days ago · Like
  9. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $50 donation
    19 days ago · Like
  10. Laurie Wilson
    Laurie Wilson gave a $26 donation
    19 days ago · Like
  11. Dawn Coon
    Dawn Coon gave a $26 donation
    19 days ago · Like
  12. Deb Kresnak
    Deb Kresnak gave a $26 donation
    19 days ago · Like
  13. Richard Larochelle
    Richard Larochelle gave a $26 donation
    So proud of you Tony!
    20 days ago · Like
  14. Randy Papenhausen
    Randy Papenhausen gave a $105 donation
    21 days ago · Like
  15. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $27 donation
    Congratulations, Tony; and thank you for giving so much of yourself for so many. Faith in action.
    21 days ago · Like
  16. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $27 donation
    Great job, Tony!
    21 days ago · Like
  17. Rachel Johnson
    Rachel Johnson gave a $26 donation
    21 days ago · Like
  18. Doug Morgenstern
    Doug Morgenstern gave a $38 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson and #38 !!!
    21 days ago · Like
  19. KRS COMMERCIAL LLC
    KRS COMMERCIAL LLC gave a $26 donation
    21 days ago · Like
  20. Hans Voss
    Hans Voss gave a $26 donation
    Go Tony!
    21 days ago · Like
  21. Dale GErard
    Dale GErard gave a $26 donation
    21 days ago · Like
  22. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $27 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  23. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
    23 days ago · Like
  24. An anonymous donation of $104 has been made
    26 days ago · Like
  25. John Pope
    John Pope gave a $104 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  26. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
    about 1 month ago · Like
  27. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
    about 1 month ago · Like
  28. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $53 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  29. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $27 donation
    Congratulations and thank you, Tony. Keep on keeping on!
    about 2 months ago · Like
  30. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
    about 2 months ago · Like
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