The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon charity partners and their volunteers play a vital role in the planning and execution of this exciting community event. The marathon has two charity partners each year with staggered three-year terms. This structure allows one new charity to join the event each year.
The charity partners benefit financially from the net proceeds of the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, as well as from the pledge revenue they earn by using the marathon as a platform for their causes. In 2018, the event generated contributions of $102,000 for the marathon’s three charity partners, bringing the total cumulative contributions to $1,461,745 over the last 19 years. The charities also benefit from the community exposure provided by the event. Last year, the event attracted over 10,000 registrants.
To be eligible to partner with the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon your organization must meet the following criteria. Organizations that do not meet the criteria will not be considered.
- The organization must have an office in Brown County and the proposed marathon representative must be based in Brown County.
- Organization must have an active volunteer base of more than 100 local adults and teens (age 14 and over) willing to contribute a minimum of four hours per person. Over half of the volunteer hours will occur during the marathon weekend. In addition, the charity is expected to provide 4-6 volunteers for six Saturday morning training runs from January through May.
- The organization is not a foundation.
- The organization is not supported by tax dollars.
- The organization is not a government entity.
- The organization is not politically based.
- The organization is not a school, including secondary and post-secondary schools, an associated club or school foundation.
Past charity partners must wait five years after their term ends before becoming eligible to reapply. (Example: A charity partner whose term ended in 2018 would not be eligible to apply until 2023 for the 2024-27 charity opening.)