The City of Newport News is seeking non-profit organizations to apply for designation as an official 2016 One City Marathon charity. The deadline to apply is September 15th and applications are available on the marathon website at www.onecitymarathon.com/charities. The number of charities selected will be determined once applications have been received and reviewed.
Criteria for organizations to apply to be an official One City Marathon charity are:
- Must be a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit;
- Must be in operation for a minimum of one year;
- Must create a link on its website to the Marathon website; and
- Must guarantee a minimum of 20 volunteers for the event weekend.
The selected charitable partners will benefit from promotion on the marathon website and through social media, inclusion in the post-race celebration and other race weekend events, and online donation opportunities at race registration. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the marathon will be distributed to selected charitable organizations.
The 2015 charitable partners – the Newport News Mayor’s Book Club, Soundscapes and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank – each received their share of over $20,000 in marathon proceeds and direct contributions.
About the One City Marathon – www.onecitymarathon.comAgain presented by Newport News Shipbuilding, the second annual Newport News One City Marathon will take place Sunday, March 13, 2016. The marathon will run the entire 26 mile length of the city, with Newport News Park as the setting for the start of the race and the Victory Arch in downtown will serve as the finish line. Along the way, the certified course will take runners past various cultural amenities, educational institutions, businesses and neighborhoods. The marathon, which also offers a relay option, culminates at a One City Celebration festival at Victory Landing Park as runners race through the finish line. In addition to the marathon, there will be an 8K Run/Walk and a Kids Fun Run. Marathon weekend (March 11-13, 2016) will also include a Health and Wellness Expo and other community focused events.