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 34 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
  • Cherry Works
  • Safety Net
  • Alfie
  • Cherryland Electric Cooperative
  • Utility Supply and Construction Company
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 $104 has been made
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  2. An anonymous donation of $26 has been made
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  3. Steve & Kim Sanker
    Steve & Kim Sanker gave a $50 donation
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  4. Lauren Harris
    Lauren Harris gave a $50 donation
    Thank you Tony for attending our TCYP Morning Brew session! Through your story and example we can continue to create more opportunities for kids, and exemplify the true meaning of leadership by giving back to our community.On behalf of the Traverse City Young Professionals - Thank you! Lauren Harris
    about 1 month ago · Like
  5. The Jon Zickert Group at Real Estate One
    The Jon Zickert Group at Real Estate One gave a $104 donation
    Run Tony Run!
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  6. An anonymous donation of $104 has been made
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  7. Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce
    Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce gave a $26 donation
    On behalf of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, thank you for speaking to the Young Professionals group. Your talk was moving and everyone said it was a fantastic way to start the first morning brew session of the year! All the best and keep on runnin!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  8. Ashley  Bosley
    Ashley Bosley gave a $26 donation
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  9. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $100 donation
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  10. Craig  Borr
    Craig Borr gave a $250 donation
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  11. Doug DeYoung
    Doug DeYoung gave a $100 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Lyle DeYoung
    about 2 months ago · Like
  12. An anonymous donation of $104 has been made
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  13. Tracy Siepker
    Tracy Siepker gave a $1000 donation
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  14. ANDY J. EGAN COMPANY
    ANDY J. EGAN COMPANY gave a donation
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  15. An anonymous donation of $104 has been made
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  16. Deborah Janway
    Deborah Janway gave a $26 donation
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  17. Steve Weaver
    Steve Weaver gave a $26 donation
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  18. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $50 donation
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  19. Laurie Wilson
    Laurie Wilson gave a $26 donation
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  20. David Swan
    David Swan gave a $26 donation
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  21. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $26 donation
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  22. Ron Jolly
    Ron Jolly gave a $26 donation
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  23. Steven Rawlings
    Steven Rawlings gave a $26 donation
    Great Job Tony!
    4 months ago · Like
  24. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $70 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson!
    4 months ago · Like
  25. Mitchell Blue
    Mitchell Blue gave a $26 donation
    Well done Tony!
    4 months ago · Like
  26. Linda Gollan
    Linda Gollan gave a $26 donation
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  27. Dawn Coon
    Dawn Coon gave a $104 donation
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  28. Paul Farquhar
    Paul Farquhar gave a $35 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Richard LaMar
    4 months ago · Like
  29. Steve Weaver
    Steve Weaver gave a $26 donation
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  30. Ronald Schwartau
    Ronald Schwartau gave a $52 donation
    I admire your fortitude coming back from hip replacement.
    4 months ago · Like
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