Run for a Reason


Register to run for 412 Food Rescue at the 2023 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon! With so many distances to choose from – the marathon, half marathon, five-person marathon relay, 5K, kids one-mile, toddler trot, and pet walk – you’re sure to find the race that’s right for every member of the family!

Lead Sponsor:

Why run for charity?

By choosing to Run For A Reason, you will be a part of something greater than yourself, make an impact on those around you, and create lifelong memories with “teammates” who become “family.” Let’s face it — there’s no better feeling than crossing the finish line and knowing that those miles counted for MORE! It’s time to connect passion with purpose and Run For A Reason in 2023.

How it works

Runners will have the option to select a charity program to run for in Race Roster. After registering and selecting a charity to fundraise for, charity runners will receive their own fundraising page through Race Roster that they can use to collect donations.

Run for FREE

If a charity runner selects to fundraise for one of our official charities, they will be eligible for a refund on their registration fee (essentially earning a FREE registration!). In order to receive a refund, charity runners must raise a minimum amount of money for the organization they selected. Fundraising minimums vary by event and are listed below. If a charity runner does not reach the minimum, they will not be eligible for a refund. Please note, in order to receive a refund the funds raised must be dedicated to only one official charity.

Sponsorship Opportunities

412 Food Rescue has been a participating charity since 2016, and #MarathonHeroes have raised over


in support of feeding people, not landfills.

The Run For A Reason Charity Program, presented by Microsoft, is for passionate runners who want to make a difference and change lives. Connect passion with purpose and commit to support a meaningful cause. Thanks to tens of thousands of runners who have raced for a greater good, more than $13 million has been raised since the program’s inception in 2009. This fundraising program is integral to 412 Food Rescue’s operations.

Become a sponsor of 412 Food Rescue’s 2023 Marathon Heroes and showcase your role as an ally and leader in supporting local efforts to mitigate food waste and tackle food insecurity.

Sponsorship Levels

Lead Sponsor - $5,000

  • “Lead sponsor” mention on all promotional, social media and collateral materials
  • Brand visibility at the Health & Fitness Expo
  • Signature position on race jerseys*
  • Featured social post

Team Sponsor - $2,500

  • Sponsor mention on all promotional, social media and collateral materials
  • Prominent logo position on race jerseys*
  • Featured social post

Training Sponsor - $1,000

  • Sponsor mention on all training runs / pre-race gathering materials
  • Prominent logo on all Marathon Hero fundraising and support communications
  • Name on race jerseys*

Spectator Sponsor - $500

  • Sponsor mention on promotional, social media and collateral materials
  • Name on race jerseys*

* Sponsorship commitment and logo must be submitted by March 1, 2023 to guarantee a space on the race jersey

Your sponsorship has the potential to reach 412 Food Rescue’s audience of 481K active community advocates:

Marathon Heroes:

Marathon Hero Supporters:

Volunteer Food Rescue Heroes:

Digital Audience:

Health & Fitness Expo Attendees:

Marathon Spectators

Become a Sponsor

or mail a check to:

Development Department
412 Food Rescue
6140 Station St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206


For questions or more information, email Danielle DeWitt at