Boston Nonprofit Partnership Program

The McCourt Foundation was founded with the mission to help patients and families living with neurological diseases through research, education and financial assistance. Over the past few years, the foundation has broadened its reach by partnering with additional health-related organizations.  

Our new initiative allows us to use our athletic event platforms to create partnership programs that empower passionate individuals to give back, regardless of the worthy health-and wellness-related causes they support.  

We are happy to collaborate and provide new ways to help these individuals raise awareness and increase financial support. 

Los Angeles Nonprofit Partnership Program

We are committed to improving the community by offering nonprofits the opportunity to use the Los Angeles Marathon and LA Big 5K to increase awareness and raise funds for their causes.  Seventy nonprofits were selected as Official Charity Partners in 2020 and raised $4M for their organizations and the Los Angeles community.  Our partners include small, local nonprofits like My Friends Place and North Valley Caring Services where funds raised through the marathon have enabled them to continue operating, as well as national organizations like Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and World Vision where funds raised have a national and global impact.   

Together with our partners, we are supporting our mission of building a healthier world.  More than $58Million has been raised since the start of the program!  

Click here for a list of our LA Marathon Nonprofit Partners
Click here for a list of our LA Big 5K Nonprofit Partners

If your mission aligns with building a healthier world, click here to learn more about becoming a nonprofit partner. 

Students Run LA

The McCourt Foundation is proud to partner with SRLA for our 32nd year.  The mission of Students Run LA is to challenge underserved secondary students to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved health by providing them with a truly life-changing experience: The training for and completion of the Los Angeles Marathon.  Over 3200 students are impacted each year and 185 schools and community programs served. 

"With more than 63,000 students participating in SRLA, there is no question that this program is making a profound impact on the lives of the students and our community."  

- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti 

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26th Mile

The thirteenth annual 26th Mile event took place on March 1, 2020.  

The 26th Mile effort is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s “Beyond the Bell” Youth Development Program, teaching students in 150 area schools the importance of combining healthy nutritional choices with physical activity. The McCourt Foundation partners with Beyond the Bell to create a training guide for 25,000 students on the importance of healthy eating habits and exercise.  

The students are challenged to run 25 miles in short increments leading up to the 26th Mile.  Students in grades K-5 are invited to run their final mile – the 26th Mile – at Dodger Stadium.  Together with Beyond the Bell, TMF helps create this unique experience for more than 6,000 students and their families and provide medals, t-shirts and acknowledgement of their tremendous efforts which kicks off the Los Angeles Marathon week of events. (or: on the weekend before the Los Angeles Marathon each year). 

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