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Run for a cause

Since its inception, the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon has been a supporter of numerous charity teams helping raise several million dollars to support a variety of causes. Over our 16-year history, participants from over 70 charity organizations have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. With your support, we can continue to grow and help support a countless amount of worthwhile causes.

Whether you’re an individual looking to enhance your race experience by supporting a charity or you represent a not-for-profit charity organization, we want to help make your experience special. Below you’ll find information about our numerous charity partners along with their contact information so you can reach out to them directly.

> Charity Program Information

> Charity Partner Pre-Event Application

> Captain’s Instructions

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Life Time Foundation

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The Life Time Foundation partners with schools around the country to eliminate processed and artificial ingredients from lunches. Their mission to create healthier future generations for years to come is brought to life through donations, which go directly to the schools.  By fundraising just $500 you will receive free race entry to 2020 Miami Marathon or Half Marathon, New Balance Performance Tank, other Life Time Foundation gear, full time fundraising support and a full heart for giving children a healthier future.  To join our team, visit the website or contact Nate Moen at

American Cancer Society- DetermiNation
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The American Cancer Society DetermiNation program will help you achieve your personal race goals and change the course of cancer forever. With access to professional training, an unparalleled community of support, and inspiration every step of the way, the American Cancer Society will help you finish your upcoming race and together we can achieve a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.

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BRKTHRU is a non-profit founded in the wake of a good friend’s suicide, which aims to find new ways to raise awareness, increase outreach and facilitate collaboration in an effort to promote mental fitness. Through a variety of outlets including road races, social outreach, mentor-ship programs and collaborations with clinicians, BRKTHRU addresses the unmet needs of those dealing with mental health disorders and assist those individuals in living their fullest life.


Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
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The mission of the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by Cholangiocarcinoma. Our racing team, Team CCF, specifically has the purpose to raise awareness and fundraise for this devastating disease.

Debbie’s Dream Foundation
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Curing Stomach Cancer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.


Every Mother Counts
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We’re dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. We educate the public about maternal health, engage individuals to advocate for the well-being of mothers, and invest in community-led programs to improve access to essential maternity care.”


Friendship Circle
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The Friendship Circle exists to bring happiness and companionship to children and young adults with special needs by celebrating their individuality, as well as bringing energy, support, and peace of mind to their families. Team Friendship provides all the resources you need while you get active to raise funds for your local Friendship Circle chapter.

Glory House of Miami 
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In August of 2011 our eyes were opened to the sex trafficking industry and the shocking truth that the trade is thriving in our own backyard.  Florida is commonly cited along with New York and California as being one of the top destinations for trafficking victims in the United States, but in Miami alone, $235M is generated through the exploitation of captive adults and children. These facts hung heavy in our hearts, and our mission became to provide a safe home and healing environment where rescued victims will regain their freedom and health, and where they can become wholly restored through a faith-based approach. The Glory House of Miami provides long-term service to rescued female victims between the ages of 18-25 years.


I Love Venezuela Foundation
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The I Love Venezuela Foundation’s goal is to create and channel resources to non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) that contribute to the well-being, human development and social transformation in Venezuela. Our mission is to influence social transformation and progress in Venezuela through compassion and love. Contact to run with us and fundraise.

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JCS Alliance Team Blue Card
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Join the JCS Alliance Team Blue Card and Run/Walk for Holocaust Survivors between January 10th – 31st. You have an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of local Holocaust Survivors living in poverty. All ages welcome, a great family virtual event! Run, jog or walk anywhere or anytime, whether it’s a treadmill or your neighborhood streets. Your choice! The minimum fundraising is $250 5K, $500 for Half, $1,000 for the Full. Since 2011, our team raised over $250,000 for frail Survivors in Miami and would love to surpass $36,000 this year! For more info, email Laura at

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Team Courage
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Kids of Courage is a groundbreaking volunteer centric organization, dedicated to the support of sick children and their families, day and night, 365 days a year. Founded in 2008, Kids of Courage is committed to change the way people look at illness, and open up a world of support, hope and opportunity for every sick child and family, no matter how serious the diagnosis is.

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Nirvana Project
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Nirvana Project is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization striving to serve the South Florida community, our mission’s purpose is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle through the integration and inclusion of individuals with physical disabilities, their families and friends into the sport of running from 5k to 10k, Marathons and Triathlons

Osteosarcoma Alliance

MIB Agents Osteosarcoma Alliance
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MIB Agents provides direct patient support from treatment to end-of-life, as well as planning and execution of the only PS Research conference and funding. We are 100% volunteer nationwide nonprofit dedicated to Making It Betterfor kids with bone cancer.

Run 4 yitzi

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Run4Yitzi is a team full of heart and purpose. Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, husband, and father of 7 was diagnosed with Bulbar onset of ALS. He can no longer, speak, walk or hug his family yet his positivity and ability to inspire thousands around the world is insurmountable. Our team raises money to help ease some of the financial burden the family incurs..


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Who is SebastianStrong? 

We fund innovative cancer research for children — SebastianStrong Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2017 in memory of 16-year-old cancer victim Sebastian Ortiz for the purpose of finding less toxic, more targeted childhood cancer cures. It has received the highest level of recognition for transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

Why we do what we do?

Because kids deserve better — Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease for children, yet only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes to childhood cancers. Sebastian’s treatment was over 40 years old, brutal and highly toxic. It took his life in just 14 months.

How do we make a difference?

Our research investment strategy is like no other; we don’t compete with other charities, we collaborate with them to fund innovative research that may not otherwise receive funding.

Why should you help?  How can you help?

A kid you love could be next — Kids’ cancers are different than adult cancers and current treatments are harsh, toxic, and often ineffective. Since 1980, only four new drugs have been approved for specific use on kids. Recently diagnosed children, and their families, shouldn’t have to realize for the first time that curing childhood cancer is not a national priority. Please help us give something more than hope…give them the promise of innovative research, treatments, and cures.  Go to to learn more and support the fight against childhood cancer.




Tackle Kids Cancer
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Tackle Kids Cancer is a partnership of dedicated clinicians, researchers, corporate partners, and community supporters working to fund medical research to find a cure for pediatric cancer.  Since its inception nearly two years ago, Tackle Kids Cancer has raised over $4 million from 6,500 supporters, and is currently funding research occurring at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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team fUTure
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Under the parent organization Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, team fUTure is guaranteeing that the Jewish future of the State of Utah is a bright one! Our dedicated team of runners are assisting us in raising funds for the wide variety of Youth & Family activities taking place at Chabad Lubavitch of Utah on a daily basis, including our newly founded preschool, Camp Gan Israel Summer Camp, Chai Hebrew School, Chabad Teen Network, Chabad on Campus (benefitting undergrads on 5 Utah campuses) and the Chabad Young Professionals community!


Team Lifeline
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Whether you are an avid athlete, or have never run a mile in your life, Team Lifeline offers an unparalleled experience for an important cause. Team Lifeline raises money for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network. Chai Lifeline brings light and hope to children and their families through various services including counseling, hospital services, retreats, programs, and their well know summer camps, Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, all free of charge.

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Team Shahid

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Since 2010 Team Shahid has participated in the Miami Marathon to raise money for the Shahid A. Burns Memorial Scholarship and the Team Shahid Cares Cancer Fund.  This fund assist families with a member going through the pains of cancer treatments.  Insurance covers some things but it does not cover all.  This year we will participate in the Lifetime Miami Marathon as an official charity once again.  We run to keep Shahid’s “Legacy In Motion”!  What will you run for?

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The Heather Abbott Foundation
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While most insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost for a basic prosthetic device, they will not help with specialty prostheses. These devices range in price from $15,000 to more than $100,000, making them far too expensive for anyone hoping to regain more of the life they once lived. The Heather Abbott Foundation assists amputees of tragic limb loss to Live Your Life to the fullest.

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World Vision
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In Africa, water is life. Team World Vision runs for clean water and fullness of life.