Marathon4Kids

About This Campaign


"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson

This mantra is the simple core of Marathon4Kids founder, Tony Anderson, and his quest to support local children in need of a mentor to help guide them to find their new ending.

Tony's mission is to run a marathon in each of the country's 50 States to raise funds for Bigs. To date Tony has completed 34 marathons in 36 states and has raised well over $350,000!!

You're invited to become a Buck-A-Mile Club Member, and support Tony's efforts and Marathon4Kids:

  • - Donate $1 per mile or $26.20/marathon (3 to 4 per year)

  • - Pay individually $26.20 or annually $104.80

  • - Donate $10 per mile or $262.00/marathon (3 to 4 per year)

  • - Pay individually $262.00 or $1,048 annually

100% of all donations stay local and are used to create and maintain life-changing relationships between carefully screened, caring adults and kids in need in our community!

Help be a part of new endings for local children in our community who need our help!

Follow Tony's journey  on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/marathon4kids/

Marathon4Kids Sponsors

  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • Chemical Bank
  • Stromberg Carlson
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Wolverine Power Cooperative
  • Safety Net
  • Alfie
  • Cherryland Electric Cooperative
  • Utility Supply and Construction Company
  • Crystal Moutain
  • D&W Mechanical
  • Events North
  • Grand Traverse Construction
  • Great Lakes Stainless
  • Kalkaska Screw Products
  • Marathon Automotive
  • Priority Health
  • Traverse City Tourism
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization currently serve children in a 5 county region in Northwestern Michigan.For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan has been bringing smiles to the faces of children by matching them with adult volunteers in fun and rewarding mentoring relationships. The impact it has on children in the program is priceless, and the heartwarming stories we've collected from Big and Littles in our program over the years are endless.Mentoring is a powerful thing. It’s fun, most anyone can be a mentor and it’s life-changing. By simply participating in fun activities together and forming a trusting bond with a child, it can potentially rewrite a child's future, for the better. However, for as big of an impact that mentoring makes on a child, you’ll be amazed at what it will do for you, too


Tony knows all too well what it's like growing up without a father.

Learn about Tony's personal story, "Alone, Together", which reveals his reason for getting behind this great cause.  Read Tony's story now at: http://www.marathon4kids.com/tales-of-timber-lake/alone-together/ 
  1. Traverse City Tourism
    Traverse City Tourism gave a $520 donation
    Marathon #41, and Marathon #42
    5 days ago · Like
  2. Bryan Case
    Bryan Case gave a $104.80 donation
    It’s an honor to know you and I appreciate your good example and friendship.
    18 days ago · Like
  3. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    20 days ago · Like
  4. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    26 days ago · Like
  5. Anthony Palumbo
    Anthony Palumbo gave a $55.58 donation
    27 days ago · Like
  6. Laurie Wilson
    Laurie Wilson gave a $52.40 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  7. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $50 donation
    RUN TONY RUN!!!!!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  8. Dale GErard
    Dale GErard gave a $52.40 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  9. Events North
    Events North gave a $548.85 donation
    woo hoo! kick butt!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  10. Rachel Johnson
    Rachel Johnson gave a $52.40 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  11. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $27.94 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  12. Jeremy Hawke
    Jeremy Hawke gave a $26.20 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  13. KELVIN SHAW
    KELVIN SHAW gave a $26.20 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  14. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $42 donation
    congrats to Tony on #42, AMAZING!!!!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  15. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $56.16 donation
    Congratulations on two more marathon down! Thank you for your leadership in pursuit of such a worthy endeavor. You are inspirational on all of us following you.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  16. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $26.20 donation
    Awesome to complete two in such a short time period. Congrats!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  17. Mitchell Blue
    Mitchell Blue gave a $26.20 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  18. Richard Larochelle
    Richard Larochelle gave a $26.20 donation
    Congratulations Tony!!!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  19. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $50 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  20. Paul Farquhar
    Paul Farquhar gave a $26.20 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  21. David Swan
    David Swan gave a $26.20 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  22. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $26.20 donation
    Way to go, Tony!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  23. KELVIN SHAW
    KELVIN SHAW gave a $27.94 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  24. Deb Kresnak
    Deb Kresnak gave a $26.20 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  25. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $26.20 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  26. Dawn Coon
    Dawn Coon gave a $27.94 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  27. Monica Schmidt
    Monica Schmidt gave a $27.94 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like
  28. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $41 donation
    Way to Go Tony!!!!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  29. Hans Voss
    Hans Voss gave a $26.20 donation
    Go Tony!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  30. Rich  Benson
    Rich Benson gave a $27.94 donation
    about 1 month ago · Like