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 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 (plus DC) to raise funds for Bigs. To date Tony has completed 43 marathons has raised well over $400,000!!

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!

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. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $47 donation
    Congrats Tony on #47!!
    about 2 hours ago · Like
  2. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $26.20 donation
    about 3 hours ago · Like
  3. Dale GErard
    Dale GErard gave a $26.20 donation
    about 7 hours ago · Like
  4. Alfred Bonney
    Alfred Bonney gave a $26.20 donation
    Nice work!
    about 7 hours ago · Like
  5. Christopher Morse gave a $26.20 donation
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  6. Vicente Rodriguez
    Vicente Rodriguez gave a $106.91 donation
    Your dedication is inspiring, Tony. I wish you much success in your marathons and look forward to hearing about your completion.
    9 days ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  8. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  9. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  10. Paul Schmuckal gave a $26.20 donation
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  11. Kerry Kalbfleisch gave a $26.20 donation
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  12. Greg Jenkins
    Greg Jenkins gave a $104.80 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  13. Shannon Mattson gave a $26.20 donation
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  14. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  15. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  16. Nate Alger
    Nate Alger gave a $26.20 donation
    Congratulations Tony!
    about 2 months ago · Like
  17. KRS Commercial LLC
    KRS Commercial LLC gave a $27.94 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Trevor Shaw
    about 2 months ago · Like
  18. Richard Larochelle
    Richard Larochelle gave a $104.80 donation
    Tony, Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration. Rich Larochelle
    about 2 months ago · Like
  19. Kevin Beaudoin gave a $26.20 donation
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  20. Jon Zickert gave a $26.20 donation
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  21. Jon Zickert gave a $26.20 donation
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  22. Autumn Soltysiak
    Autumn Soltysiak gave a $26.20 donation
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  23. Chris  Girrbach
    Chris Girrbach gave a $28.02 donation
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  24. Rachel Johnson
    Rachel Johnson gave a $26.20 donation
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  25. Mark Wilson
    Mark Wilson gave a $26.20 donation
    Congratulations Tony! Five to go! Mark & Laurie Wilson
    2 months ago · Like
  26. Terri Umlor
    Terri Umlor gave a $105.79 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson
    Congratulations Tony!
    2 months ago · Like
  27. Frank Boone Butz
    Frank Boone Butz gave a $27.94 donation
    👍😎👍
    2 months ago · Like
  28. Bruce Finlayson gave a $26.20 donation
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  29. Jim and Sue Frye gave a $26.20 donation
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  30. Dan Hintz gave a $26.20 donation
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