Run a Race ... Save a Child's Life

Join Team Save the Children!

Team Save the Children is our national endurance and fundraising program, for individuals and teams interested in participating in some of the most prestigious marathon, half marathon and triathlon events in the country. By joining Team Save the Children you can secure your spot in one of these events and make a difference in the lives of children in need right here in the United States and around the world. Our vision is to make sure children survive, AND thrive.

Achieving such a vision is not a sprint, but a marathon!

As a Team Save the Children Member:

  • Guaranteed race entry to the most prestigious events across the country
  • Virtual endurance training from professional coaches
  • Official Team Save the Children merchandise (Team Save the Children singlet and much more!)
  • Invitation to a private Team Save the Children pre-race reception
  • Personal Online Fundraising Page
  • Plus support from the Save the Children team to help and support your fundraising goal

Whether you are a beginner or a pro Team Save the Children has all the resources to support you on this remarkable journey!


May 2015

IRONMAN, Woodlands, Texas
Get ready to compete amongst some of the world’s top athletes! Just 27 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands is one of America’s first master planned communities, making it the perfect venue for a race of this magnitude. Join Team Save the Children and receive FREE registration, FREE bike transport via TriBike Transport as well as a chance to get to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship in KAILUA-KONA, HI! These perks will not be around for long, so make sure to act fast and register today!
Fundraising minimum: $5.000 plus registration fee
To Register: Please email

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Escape from Alcatraz (San Francisco): Entry into this race is by lottery and if you didn't get in, no worries! You can secure your entry by joining Team Save the Children. This renowned triathlon showcases the beauty of San Francisco. This world renowned triathlon in which only 2,000 triathletes and relay teams can participate sells out every year. Get your bib today!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

San Francisco Full and Half Marathon: Another sell out! Experience what Runner's World calls the #1 running city in the USA! Looking to join? Team Save the Children has bibs for the 1st Half Marathon left! The race will start at the Ferry building and move up along the Embarcadero and Presidio, to the Golden Gate Bridge and ending in Golden Gate Park. This course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

New York City Triathlon: Entry into this race is by lottery and if you didn't get in, no worries! You can secure your entry by joining Team Save the Children. Triathletes will experience the Hudson River before biking along Manhattan's West Side highway and running in Central Park.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chicago Triathlon: Be a part of one of the largest triathlons in the world. With a swim through the Monroe Harbor, a bike trail down Lake Shore Drive, and a run that takes you past the Buckingham Fountain, the Shedd Aquarium, and finishing on Columbus Drive. Join Team Save the Children and let's get you trained to succeed!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Chicago Half Marathon: Take on this 13.1 mile course through Chicago's most scenic areas. Starting at Jackson Park and stretching across traffic-free Lake Shore Drive. This race has been selected to be a part of CARA's 2014 competitive circuit of races, named the Runner's Choice Circuit. Runners must maintain a 13-minute pace in order to participate, but no fear that's why we are here!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

TOUGHMAN Half Iron: Join Team Save the Children in the 7th Annual TOUGHMAN Half Iron NY Championship Race. This sure to be sell-out has had over 1,000 participants for the last 3 years. Swim 1.2 miles in a protected bay of the Hudson River, with no current in shallow fresh water. Bike 56 miles on a closed off bike-course, and run 13.1 miles over the Croton Aquaduct and Dam with over 1,100 volunteers and entertainment along the way. Celebrate your victory at the post-race BBQ with Beer garden and live music!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Twin Cities Marathon: Come run in the 33rd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon! Deemed as "The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America," you can enjoy miles upon miles of parkways, lakes, rivers, and tree-lined boulevards. Add 300,000 screaming fans, 10 Cheer Zones, over a dozen course entertainment acts, and you've got an experience that you'll never forget.

    Fundraising minimum: Marathoners: $750 plus registration fee
    10-milers: $500 plus registration fee
    To Register: Please email

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Portland Marathon: The Portland Marathon is rated as one of the premier marathons in the U.S. and has been deemed as "the best people's marathon in the West" by Runner's World. The course traces a route that embraces the many faces of this beautiful and friendly city. Runners are treated to broad panoramas of the entire city the waterfront, a 3-mile bluff on the east side of Portland, and a dramatic view and crossing of the St. Johns Bridge, one of the most beautiful suspension bridges in the world. The course is USAT&F sanctioned and certified and is also certified for Boston Marathon qualification. Join Team Save the Children to run in the half or the full marathon!

    Fundraising minimum: Marathoners: $750 with complimentary registration!
    Half Marathoners: $500 with complimentary registration!
    To Register: Please email

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Want to run in the Bank of America
Chicago Marathon but afraid you may not get chosen in the lottery? Join Team Save the Children and stress no more! Last year, over 10,000 charity runners participated in this marathon on behalf of more than 140 causes and this year you can be a part of it. Cross that finish line and celebrate your achievement at the Bank of America
Chicago Marathon 27th Mile Post-Race Party located in Grant Park's Butler Field!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Disney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon: Join the Fifth Anniversary celebration and put yourself in the middle of all the fun and excitement at this year's Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon with Team Save the Children! There's something special for runners of all ages plus plenty of on-course Disney entertainment. And for the perfect nightcap to an amazing nighttime run, top off the evening with an exclusive Finish Line Party at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival.

Weekend of November 15th, 2014

Disney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon: Break out your inner Super Hero and team up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes during the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon at the Disneyland® Resort. Join Team Save the Children on Saturday for the Avengers Super Heroes 5k Race and/or on Sunday for the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon. Run through the spectacular Disneyland® Resort and along the historic and colorful streets around the Resort area. Unleash the Super Hero in you! Join the fun during the first-ever Avengers Super Heroes Half-Marathon. Registration includes 1 Day 1 Park Theme Park ticket!

    Fundraising minimum: $500 plus registration fee for Saturday’s 5k
    $750 plus registration fee for Sunday’s Half Marathon
    To Register: Please email

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rock'n'Roll Las Vegas Half and Full Marathon: Take the strip by night in this year's Rock'n'Roll Las Vegas Marathon. The marathon and half marathon courses are as flat and festive as they come – perfect for runners and walkers of all ability levels. This race is unlike any other. Enjoy a pre-race concert right at the start line by the All-American Rejects as well as live bands along the course to help push you to the finish line. Join Team Save the Children, and let us guarantee you a spot in this race!

If you don't see a race you are interested in please check back, we are adding more all the time!

Page last updated: May 6, 2014