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 50 marathons and has raised well over $500,000!!

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

  • - 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 and virtually view his final marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2020 via the Marathon4Kids Facebook page

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. Melinda Lautner
    Melinda Lautner gave a $105.79 donation
    16 days ago · Like
  2. Jennifer Seman
    Jennifer Seman gave a $110.85 donation
    Congrats on finishing #51! You are an inspiration to us all and we are so proud to have you in this community.
    16 days ago · Like
  3. Mark Wilson
    Mark Wilson gave a $26.20 donation
    16 days ago · Like
  4. Marsha Smith
    Marsha Smith gave a $110.85 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson
    Congratulations to Tony Anderson. He is a hero and an amazing advocate for children and the power of mentoring.
    19 days ago · Like
  5. marylou coe
    marylou coe gave a $51 donation
    Thanks, Tony, well done! From Marylou and Don Coe
    19 days ago · Like
  6. Bill Wadsworth
    Bill Wadsworth gave a $527.75 donation
    Tony, congratulations on finishing your 51st marathon!
    19 days ago · Like
  7. Anthony Anderson
    Anthony Anderson gave a $106.91 donation
    19 days ago · Like
  8. An anonymous donation of $527.75 has been made
    20 days ago · Like
  9. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $105.79 donation
    Congratulations Tony!
    20 days ago · Like
  10. S. Eugene Herritt
    S. Eugene Herritt gave a $50 donation
    Awesome effort on Tony’s part.
    21 days ago · Like
  11. Richard Larochelle gave a $26.20 donation
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  12. Jon Zickert gave a $26.20 donation
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  13. Kelvin Shaw gave a $26.20 donation
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  14. Frank Siepker gave a $26.20 donation
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  15. Christopher Morse gave a $26.20 donation
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  16. Shannon Mattson gave a $26.20 donation
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  17. Kerry Kalbfleisch gave a $26.20 donation
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  18. Jeff Layman gave a $26.20 donation
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  19. Jeff Layman gave a $26.20 donation
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  20. Dan Hintz gave a $26.20 donation
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  21. Jim and Sue Frye gave a $26.20 donation
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  22. Bruce Finlayson gave a $26.20 donation
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  23. Casey Clark gave a $26.20 donation
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  24. Kevin and Joelle Beaudoin gave a $26.20 donation
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  25. Kris Hoxie gave a $26.20 donation
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  26. Cecilia Chesney gave a $26.20 donation
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  27. Michael Brown
    Michael Brown gave a $26.20 donation
    21 days ago · Like
  28. Doug Morgenstern
    Doug Morgenstern gave a $51 donation
    Congrats Tony on #51!
    21 days ago · Like
  29. Rhonda Lea Martinez
    Rhonda Lea Martinez gave a $26.20 donation
    So proud of you Tony! Much love, Rhonda - your Timber Lake neighbor :)
    22 days ago · Like
  30. Scott Hallowell
    Scott Hallowell gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson
    22 days ago · Like