World Marathon Challenge

7 Marathons. 7 Continents. 7 Consecutive Days.

Welcome to the 2018 World Marathon Challenge. 16 people are attempting the physical and logistical challenge of running seven marathons on seven continents in seven consecutive days!

Most importantly, these individuals are taking on this amazing challenge in pursuit of raising $2,000,000 toward 11 very deserving charities.

Your gift is profoundly appreciated.

World Marathon Challenge

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The 11 charities are:

ALS Association - Their mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America - Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Camp Interlaken - Camp Interlaken JCC offers an incomparable Jewish summer experience for campers and staff located in Wisconsin's north woods. Camp fosters enduring relationships, a love of Jewish community and a connection to Israel while promoting individual growth, learning and fun.

Challenged Athletes Foundation - Their mission is to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

Conine Clubhouse - Their mission is to serve as a "home away from home" for families of children receiving medical care at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Families can stay free of charge (based on availability) in a comfortable and nurturing environment. Since being founded in 1997, the Conine Clubhouse has housed many families from across the United States and other countries.

Jewish Federation of Broward County - They join together the human and financial resources of our community to save and improve Jewish lives in Broward County, in Israel and around the world. The Federation acts in concert with its network of beneficiary agencies to: safeguard and address local educational and social service needs; perpetuate Jewish tradition and heritage; and ensure the continuity and survival of Israel, and Jewish communities around the world.

Marlins Foundation - The Marlins Foundation supports the charity partners of the Miami Marlins through philanthropy and service. The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of our youth through education, the arts and baseball, with a focus on children with special needs. The funds raised by the Foundation provide unique experiences for kids in our schools, parks and on the water.

Martin Richard Foundation - Founded in 2014, the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation was formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Their mission is to honor Martin's message of peace by investing in athletics, education and community.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. Watch our video to find out how we will get to a cure.

Multiple Sclerosis Society - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists because there are people with MS. Their vision is a world free of MS. Everything they do is focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

Stand Up To Cancer - Stand Up To Cancer's (SU2C) mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.


To make a gift to the World Marathon Challenge to support the 16 men and women embarking on this unbelievable "777" challenge, please click below and make a donation to one of these 11 amazing charities.

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If you would like to make a donation by check, please mail to:

Marlins Foundation
c/o Alfredo Mesa
501 Marlins Way
Miami, Florida 33125

Note: Donors should write "777" on the Memo/Note part of the check, along with the specific organization you'd care to direct your gift to, if any.

Please contact triple7marathon@marlins.com with any questions.