Tri-City Medical Center
Carlsbad Marathon Official Charities

Run for a Reason

Every step you run or walk will get you closer to the marathon (or half marathon) finish line and closer to your goal, so every step counts. But do you realize how your steps can help someone else reach their goal? Maybe their goal is to extend their life a little longer as science searches for a cure for their disease. Maybe their goal is to be a participant in a 5K despite their disability or maybe their goal is to have a safe shelter for their children, free from physical and emotional abuse.

Your steps can help others! Please consider running or walking your Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon or Half on behalf of the Official Charities. With very little extra effort, you'll reach your goal and at the same time make a huge difference in someone's life. Ask your friends and family to join you in your efforts by making a donation in your name to this very important group of charitable organizations. It's very easy to do and oh so rewarding. *The money you raise will go directly to the official marathon charity you choose. If you choose to become a fundraiser you can set up your own website where you can post updates on your training and even post pictures if you like! You can send messages to everyone on your email list asking them to support you and your charity of choice. Enjoy the recognition YOU deserve!

All of the Official Charities will be represented along the course during the marathon and half marathon lending support and guidance to all the athletes. Feel good about helping those who cannot run along side you.

If you are interested in becoming an official charity for the 2018 Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon, click here to fill out a survey and learn about program levels.



American Association of Zoo Keepers San Diego Chapter
  To promote and establish good relationships among professional zoo keepers.  To promote and establish a means to stimulate incentive and great interest in zoo keeping profession.  To support deserving conservation projects to include educating the general public about the need for preserving our natural resources and animal life through these worthwhile efforts.  To establish materials beneficial to zoo keeper education.



Anigioma Alliance 

Mission: It is our mission to inform, support, and empower individuals affected by cavernous angioma and drive research for better treatments and a cure.



DLH Foundation

Mission: The DLH Foundation's mission is to create a community and help find a cure for Gastro-Esophageal cancers. Click below to learn more.



Fresh Start

Fresh Start 

Mission:  Fresh Start is one of the most dedicated charities for children. We transform the lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens suffering from physical deformities cause by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services.

 huntingtons  Huntington's Disease Society of America


MissionThe Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.

HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.



Inspire Kidz

Mission: Dedicated to helping foster and low income children with the opportunity to attend pre-elementary education and after school activities.


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International Bipolar    

Mission: To improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education.



Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Mission: The San Diego Food Bank provides nutritious food to people in need, advocates for the hungry,  and educates the public about hunger related issues.


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Lab Rescuers
Mission:  To provide a safe and loving home for every Labrador in need and to specifically assist those dogs that need the most help.



LHON Project at UMDF
Mission:  To drive research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for Leber's Hereditary Optic Neurophathy (LHON), a rare genetic disorder that causes sudden legal blindness.


Partnership With Industry

Mission: Successfully creating win-win partnerships between San Diego County businesses and adults with disabilities who want to work.




San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation
Mission: To provide our San Diego 
first responders with the necessary funding to purchase critically needed equipment, technology, and training required to keep the property and citizens of San Diego and the surrounding region safe from the ravages of fire, natural disasters, and unforeseen injuries and illness.



Tri-City Hospital Foundation
Mission:  To help advance exceptional healthcare in our community.

Carlsbad Marathon
Affiliated Charities


Semper Fi Fund 

Mission: The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, we’ve issued 142,000 grants, totaling more than $153 million in assistance to over 19,000 of our heroes and their families.




Move for Hunger

Mission: Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that mobilizes the relocation industry to fight hunger and reduce food waste. In addition to collecting food from people who are moving to new homes, Move For Hunger helps companies and individuals across the United States and Canada organize successful food drives. To date, they have collected more than 8 million pounds of food. For more information, or to find out how you can host your own food drive, visit







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