Building a
supportive community



Our belief in the power of marathons has deep roots. When Founding Board Member Zac Clark moved to New York and watched the NYC Marathon in person for the first time, he was incredibly moved and inspired. He saw a day where it did not matter where you were from, what you believe, or who you know – a day where everyone rooted for each other for a singular purpose.

That inspiration led him to search out an organization to run for the following year and raise funds during his effort. RunWell was the choice and the tie to Caron and recovery were perfect. For the next number of years, he followed his personal mantra of “Keep Going” and started a streak.

Today, RunWell has morphed into the Release Foundation and we are grateful to have our staff, friends and partners run several marathons per year around the world to raise funds for our cause.


Run With Us

New York City

Our hometown race is the epitome of what Release is: a community moving together to support a common mission. Since 2021, Release Foundation has raised over $1,750,000 from the NYC Marathon alone, and we are ready to set a new benchmark in 2024! To help us do it, we are proud to again partner with New York Road Runners in 2024 as a Silver Level Charity Partner.


Join us for an international marathon in Berlin, Germany. Enjoy running up against the fastest runners in the world while running through historic Berlin landmarks. The race ends at the famous Brandenburger Gate. We’d love you to join us for next year’s race on September 23, 2023.

Big Sur

The Big Sur International Marathon is a point-to-point course run on scenic CA Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel the last Sunday each April. Towering redwoods, crashing waves, coastal mountains and verdant pastures are featured on this bucket list course. Join us for this iconic race on the last Sunday in April.


Branching out into other world major race events, the Release Foundation is an official charity partner of the London Marathon. In 2022, we had a team of 10 runners and raised $50,000. We welcome any and all who would like to join us for next year’s race on April 23, 2023.

NYC Half-Marathon

Join us for the United NYC Half- Marathon on March 17, 2024.

When you join the Release Foundation team, you’re guaranteed coaching and perks:

Expert training tips

Expert training tips from professional running coaches during the months leading up to the race.

Monthly Zoom socials

Monthly Zoom socials to assist in fundraising and to profile individual runners on our team.

Community of support

Community full of people who can be your friends for life.

Release gear to run in style

Release-branded gear for race day.

Social media features

Opportunity to be featured on all of our social channels leading up to the race.

Monday night runs together

Access to our weekly group runs in Central Park.

Ability to start your own group

Ability to host your own group runs with our resources if you’re not local to NYC.

Access to our exclusive events

Access to our exclusive events, such as a pre-marathon shake-out run and post-marathon after party.

Interested in learning more about our community?

Find answers to common questions.