Supporting local charities that give back to the residents of Myrtle Beach, whose unwavering support for the marathon over the past two decades is without parallel, has been at our core since our inception. The marathon supports our official charity partners in many ways, some of which include: direct cash donations, providing race entries that are leveraged by the charity as a fundraising tool, and marketing and fundraising opportunities such as complementary participation in the Health and Fitness Expo and inclusion in select marathon marketing collateral.
2020 Myrtle Beach Marathon Official Charities
Toys For Tots
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The Myrtle Beach Marathon will donate $1 for every registration and will match any donations from our runners. Last year the Myrtle Beach Marathon filled the hearts of 7 million less fortunate children on Christmas day. We want to keep the spirit alive and need the help of every single runner. You can donate during registration, at the expo or on the Toys For Tots website.
Horry County Schools
Students, parents, faculty and friends of Horry County Schools participate in the Family Fun Run each year. Thousands of dollars have been contributed directly to local schools through participation in the Family Fun Run.