Carlsbad Marathon Official Charities

Run for a Reason

Every step you run or walk will get you closer to the marathon, half marathon or 5K finish line and closer to your goal, so every step counts. But do you realize how your steps can help someone else reach their goal? Maybe their goal is to extend their life a little longer as science searches for a cure for their disease. Maybe their goal is to be a participant in a 5K despite their disability or maybe their goal is to have a safe shelter for their children, free from physical and emotional abuse.

Your steps can help others! Please consider running or walking your Carlsbad Marathon, Half or 5K on behalf of the Official Charities. With very little extra effort, you’ll reach your goal and at the same time make a huge difference in someone’s life. It’s very easy to do and oh so rewarding. The money you raise will go directly to the official marathon charity you choose. 

All of the Official Charities will be represented along the course during the marathon, half marathon and 5K lending support and guidance to all the athletes. Feel good about helping those who cannot run along side you.

If you are interested in becoming an official charity for the Carlsbad Marathon, please click here to learn about our program levels and apply to be an official charity.


2022 Charities

AAZK American Association of Zoo Keepers San Diego Chapter

  To promote and establish good relationships among professional zoo keepers.  To promote and establish a means to stimulate incentive and great interest in zoo keeping profession.  To support deserving conservation projects to include educating the general public about the need for preserving our natural resources and animal life through these worthwhile efforts.  To establish materials beneficial to zoo keeper education.
Angioma Alliance Logo Angioma Alliance

Angioma Alliance is an organization by and for those affected by cavernous angiomas and their loved ones, health professionals, and researchers.
Huntingtons Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Mission: The San Diego Chapter raises funds to support the UCSD Center of Excellence where people with HD and their families receive comprehensive medical, psychological and social services, in addition to physical and occupational therapy and genetic testing and counseling.




International Bipolar Foundation   

Mission: To improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers, and to erase stigma through education.

lab rescuers Lab Rescuers

Mission:  To provide a safe and loving home for every Labrador in need and to specifically assist those dogs that need the most help.
Mmw American Vector Merlin’s Magic Wand Foundation

Mission: Merlin’s Magic Wand makes FUN accessible to children with three Magic Spells: “Magical Days Out” providing tickets and funding travel grants to families to enjoy their day at a Merlin Entertainments’ attraction; “Merlin’s Magic On Tour” working with our local communities at hospitals and hospices to bring the magic to the children wherever they are; and “Merlin’s Magic Spaces” designing and creating amazing projects in hospitals, orphanages, learning centers and more all around the world.


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Team Hoyt

MissionTeam Hoyt San Diego is a non-profit that assists families in inclusion in sports, running races, and triathlons. The Hoyt Foundation aspires to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life; including in family and community activities, especially sports, at home, in schools, and in the workplace. 


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