Running for a Reason







As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present uncertainties, during this unprecedented time we are focusing our all our efforts to assisting those affected most by the coronavirus and the men and women on the front line putting their own health at risk serving them.


Please help make a difference.

Help us help families and front line workers in crisis affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Running for a Reason was founded in 2008 to encourage runners to participate in raising money for charitable causes during athletic events.

We believe that these athletes share our vision that together, we can make a difference in the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves.



We Run or a Reason.

Our idea is simple. Commit to raise a amount you choose for every mile you run. Pick an event and RUN FOR A REASON!

Ask your parents, ask a friend, hit up your employer, pitch in a buck yourself. Anyone can get pledges for a dollar a mile!

No event? Challenge yourself to make a difference.


Our strength is in our numbers. 17,300 people ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 2008.

If we got just half of those people to commit to $1 a mile, we would have raised almost a quarter million dollars in just one event.

The key is YOU. We need YOU!




Congratulations to our founder, Marc Gohres our staff member Nicole Mosier !!


They both set PRís on 12/7/08 at the Las Vegas Marathon, the full 26.2 miles!


Marc: 3:54:19 / 8:56 Pace


Nikki: 4:02:21 / 9.14 Pace








Upcoming events we will be attending and participating in!

(Yeah, we put or money where our mouth is and RUN these events with you!!)


Upcoming Events


We encourage runners to commit to a goal of raising money every time they participate in an event.

With these contributions we diligently distribute money to organizations and causes that our participants help us choose.



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You shop. Amazon gives.

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We are a certified 501 (C) (3) nonprofit charity corporation formed in 2008. We thank you in advance!


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