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. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    27 days ago · Like
  2. Anthony Palumbo
    Anthony Palumbo gave a $27.94 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  3. Terri jo Umlor
    Terri jo Umlor gave a $105.79 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  4. Nate Alger
    Nate Alger gave a $26.20 donation
    Nice Job Tony!
    about 2 months ago · Like
  5. Dawn Coon
    Dawn Coon gave a $27.94 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  6. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $44 donation
    Congrats Tony on #44!!
    about 2 months ago · Like
  7. David  Mengebier
    David Mengebier gave a $26.02 donation
    Best wishes, Tony. Thanks for your amazing leadership. Best, Dave
    about 2 months ago · Like
  8. Rebecca Teahen
    Rebecca Teahen gave a $26.20 donation
    Buck a Mile Club inspired by Tony!
    about 2 months ago · Like
  9. Max Anderson
    Max Anderson gave a $28.23 donation
    Thank you for what you do Tony!
    about 2 months ago · Like
  10. Dale GErard
    Dale GErard gave a $26.20 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  11. Sandra Revnell
    Sandra Revnell gave a $110.85 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  12. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
    about 2 months ago · Like
  13. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $26.20 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  14. KELVIN SHAW
    KELVIN SHAW gave a $27.94 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  15. Paul Shirilla
    Paul Shirilla gave a $26.20 donation
    you are unbelieveable............tremendous effort........for a great cause
    about 2 months ago · Like
  16. David Swan
    David Swan gave a $26.20 donation
    2 months ago · Like
  17. Rachel Johnson
    Rachel Johnson gave a $26.20 donation
    2 months ago · Like
  18. Laurie & Mark Wilson
    Laurie & Mark Wilson gave a $26.20 donation
    2 months ago · Like
  19. Schmuckal Oil Company
    Schmuckal Oil Company gave a $260 donation
    2 months ago · Like
  20. Paul Heidbreder
    Paul Heidbreder gave a $26.20 donation
    Another marathon in the bag.
    2 months ago · Like
  21. Gregory Smith
    Gregory Smith gave a $26.20 donation
    2 months ago · Like
  22. Events North
    Events North gave a $260 donation
    Woo hoo Tony!
    2 months ago · Like
  23. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $27.94 donation
    Congrats, Tony! I'm proud of what you have accomplished. Keep it up!
    2 months ago · Like
  24. Deb Kresnak
    Deb Kresnak gave a $26.20 donation
    2 months ago · Like
  25. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $27.94 donation
    Congratulations and thank you, Tony. You continue to inspire all of us to be the change we'd like to see in the world.
    2 months ago · Like
  26. Vern Gauthier
    Vern Gauthier gave a $26.20 donation
    Congratulations Tony
    2 months ago · Like
  27. Mack Beers
    Mack Beers gave a $26.20 donation
    2 months ago · Like
  28. Frank Boone Butz
    Frank Boone Butz gave a $26.20 donation
    2 months ago · Like
  29. Ed  Ness
    Ed Ness gave a $250 donation
    2 months ago · Like
  30. Al Bonney
    Al Bonney gave a $27.94 donation
    Congratulations Tony. Great project and great reason to run. I am proud to support your program. Al
    2 months ago · Like