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
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  2. An anonymous donation of $104 has been made
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  3. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
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  4. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
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  5. Ronald Schwartau
    Ronald Schwartau gave a $340 donation
    Hope you heal completely Tony, but my pledge is complete regardless. You have done a great service to your community's kids.
    about 2 months ago · Like
  6. Traverse City Tourism
    Traverse City Tourism gave a $260 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $104 has been made
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  8. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
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  9. Traverse City Tourism
    Traverse City Tourism gave a $260 donation
    Invoice: Marathon#38
    2 months ago · Like
  10. Dale GErard
    Dale GErard gave a $26 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  11. Paul Shirilla
    Paul Shirilla gave a $100 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  12. Andy Kempf
    Andy Kempf gave a $52 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  13. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
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  14. An anonymous donation of $104 has been made
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  15. Allison Beers
    Allison Beers gave a $260 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  16. Laurie Wilson
    Laurie Wilson gave a $26 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  17. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $26 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony's continued Efforts!!
    3 months ago · Like
  18. KELVIN SHAW
    KELVIN SHAW gave a $27 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Trevor Shaw
    3 months ago · Like
  19. Frank Siepker
    Frank Siepker gave a $110 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  20. Hans Voss
    Hans Voss gave a $26 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  21. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $50 donation
    Go Tony! Prayers for quick recovery
    3 months ago · Like
  22. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $26 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  23. Deb Kresnak
    Deb Kresnak gave a $26 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  24. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $26 donation
    "Busted" Minnesota Marathon. Hope you feel better soon!
    3 months ago · Like
  25. Dawn Coon
    Dawn Coon gave a $26 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  26. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $27 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  27. Steve Weaver
    Steve Weaver gave a $26 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  28. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
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  29. Ron Jolly
    Ron Jolly gave a $26 donation
    3 months ago · Like
  30. Anthony Palumbo
    Anthony Palumbo gave a $55 donation
    3 months ago · Like
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