Run United Toolkit

Everything you need to have a successful fundraiser for the Detroit Free Press Marathon.

1. Learn About Our Work

Our mission: To mobilize the caring power of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways.

Focus areas:

2. Join Crowdrise

Note: If you selected a team during registration, a Crowdrise page has likely already been set up for you. Please check the email that you registered with for details, and contact us if you have any issues.

Our teams:

How to join Run United on Crowdrise

Crowdrise FAQs

3. Promote and Fundraise

Run United team benefits

Note: Benefit levels for 2017 have not been set. Below are the benefits offered for 2016, to give you an idea of what to expect for running on our team.

  • RAISE $250 - Get a LIVE UNITED T-shirt, RUN UNITED tech shirt, and join us for the VIP Pre Party at our office, 50 yards from the start line. We will have parking, snacks, water, Gatorade, and bathrooms.
  • RAISE $500 - Get a LIVE UNITED T-shirt, join us for the VIP Pre Party at our office, 50 yards from the start line. Receive a RUN UNITED Cold Running pack and tech shirt.
  • RAISE $1,000 - Get a LIVE UNITED T-shirt, join us for the VIP Pre Party at our office, 50 yards from the start line. Receive a RUN UNITED Cold Running pack, tech shirt, and an invitation to our exclusive tree lighting ceremony!

Fundraising Resources

What your dollar buys

Email templates

Fundraising tips

How to raise $1,000 in 11 days

4. Stay Connected

Join our Facebook group for updates, tips and support

We've partnered with Run Detroit to allow Run United runners to join their group runs. Click here for the schedule.

Questions? Contact Jessica Carreras, AJ Quackenbush or Sarah Grutza.

5. Give Thanks!

Whether by email, mail or with a tweet, it's important to say "thank you" to the friends and family who made your fundraiser a success!

Thank you template - coming soon!