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
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  2. john and linda Racine
    john and linda Racine gave a $209.60 donation
    It's great what you're doing, Tony. We're (John and Linda) paying ahead for your dollar a mile club for your 8 more upcoming marathons.
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  3. Kennard Weaver
    Kennard Weaver gave a $106.91 donation
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  4. Lee Torrey
    Lee Torrey gave a $100 donation
    From Onlee and Lee with love.
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  5. Marsha Smith
    Marsha Smith gave a $104.80 donation
    Dedication In Honor of: Tony Anderson
    10 days ago · Like
  6. Marsha Stratton
    Marsha Stratton gave a donation
    Keep up the great work! You are to be admired!
    10 days ago · Like
  7. David Ford
    David Ford gave a $105.79 donation
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  8. Alexander Wood
    Alexander Wood gave a $26.20 donation
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  9. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  12. Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers Traverse City
    Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers Traverse City gave a $100 donation
    Thank for all you do for the future generation Tony!
    about 2 months ago · Like
  13. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  18. Traverse City Tourism
    Traverse City Tourism gave a $262 donation
    Invoice: Marathon#43
    4 months ago · Like
  19. Richard Larochelle
    Richard Larochelle gave a $26.20 donation
    So proud of Tony Anderson!!
    5 months ago · Like
  20. Laurie Wilson
    Laurie Wilson gave a $26.20 donation
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  21. An anonymous donation of $26.20 has been made
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  22. Events North
    Events North gave a $260 donation
    Woo hoo!!!
    5 months ago · Like
  23. Rachel Johnson
    Rachel Johnson gave a $26.20 donation
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  24. John Pope
    John Pope gave a $104.80 donation
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  25. Terri Jo Umlor
    Terri Jo Umlor gave a $53.04 donation
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  26. David Swan
    David Swan gave a $26.20 donation
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  27. Mark Brown
    Mark Brown gave a $26.20 donation
    Way to go Tony! Proud of you!
    5 months ago · Like
  28. 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!
    5 months ago · Like
  29. Chris Ballou
    Chris Ballou gave a $26.20 donation
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  30. Risky Business (Bankers)
    Risky Business (Bankers) gave a $43 donation
    Congrats Tony! Thanks for all you do!
    5 months ago · Like