Use your athletic ability to reach out to people in the Adirondacks who really need your help. The goal of Racing for Good is to raise enough funds to make a big impact on organizations that serve individuals and families who face difficult circumstances.
Set Up Your Fundraiser and join the Racing for Good team. All those that raise at least $399 will be refunded their registration fee. You can also run for any charity of your choice but will not be reimbursed your registration fee.
Each year, our fastest runners take home running's most unique trophies--handcrafted Adirondack bears. This year, step atop the podium and claim a bear of your own: the top 3 Racing for Good fundraisers will each earn this unique award commemorating their charitable efforts.
The following organizations have been carefully selected and provide services to local folks who are facing catastrophic circumstances. The Adirondack Marathon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the funds raised through Racing for Good will be shared with:
Volunteer Ambulance Services ensures the runners’ safety during the marathon and provides critical services for the local community throughout the year.
The Adirondack Community Action Programs (ACAP) provides a wide range of critical services to children and adults including aging services, weatherization, and Head Start. ACAP will use funds raised through Racing for Good for its After School in Schroon Lake.
The Helpers Fund provides financial assistance to local individuals and families with who are facing difficult circumstances. It also provides a year-round food pantry and winter clothing program in conjunction with local schools.
The Back Pack Program provides hungry children with nutritious food over the weekends during the school year. Implemented in 2014, the Back Pack Program will be expanded to serve 30 students and their families through a partnership with the Schroon Lake School District and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care serves individuals and families living with life-limiting illness, regardless of the diagnosis, age, insurance or ability to pay for care. Staff and volunteers provide the support and guidance that patients and families need.
$2,000 Scholarships will be provided to four college-bound seniors in the Schroon Lake and North Warren School districts.