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 MI

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern MI

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. Richard Larochelle
    Richard Larochelle gave a $26.20 donation
    So proud of Tony Anderson!!
    15 days ago · Like
  2. Laurie Wilson
    Laurie Wilson gave a $26.20 donation
    16 days ago · Like
  3. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    18 days ago · Like
  4. Events North
    Events North gave a $260 donation
    Woo hoo!!!
    22 days ago · Like
  5. Rachel Johnson
    Rachel Johnson gave a $26.20 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  6. John Pope
    John Pope gave a $104.80 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  7. Terri Jo Umlor
    Terri Jo Umlor gave a $53.04 donation
    22 days ago · Like
  8. David Swan
    David Swan gave a $26.20 donation
    23 days ago · Like
  9. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $26.20 donation
    Way to go Tony! Proud of you!
    23 days ago · Like
  10. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $26.20 donation
    Congratulations, Tony! You inspire all of us, and your love for the cause and the kids shows in buckets!
    23 days ago · Like
  11. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $26.20 donation
    23 days ago · Like
  12. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $43 donation
    Congrats Tony! Thanks for all you do!
    23 days ago · Like
  13. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    24 days ago · Like
  14. Deb Kresnak
    Deb Kresnak gave a $26.20 donation
    24 days ago · Like
  15. Dale GErard
    Dale GErard gave a $26.20 donation
    24 days ago · Like
  16. Jon Zickert
    Jon Zickert gave a $26.20 donation
    Well done #43
    24 days ago · Like
  17. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  23. Traverse City Tourism
    Traverse City Tourism gave a $520 donation
    Marathon #41, and Marathon #42
    4 months ago · Like
  24. Bryan Case
    Bryan Case gave a $104.80 donation
    It’s an honor to know you and I appreciate your good example and friendship.
    5 months ago · Like
  25. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    5 months ago · Like
  26. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  27. Anthony Palumbo
    Anthony Palumbo gave a $55.58 donation
    5 months ago · Like
  28. Laurie Wilson
    Laurie Wilson gave a $52.40 donation
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  29. terri jo umlor
    terri jo umlor gave a $50 donation
    RUN TONY RUN!!!!!
    5 months ago · Like
  30. Dale GErard
    Dale GErard gave a $52.40 donation
    5 months ago · Like