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
The NYC Marathon is our first ever and now premier fundraising event. In 2021, we had 61 runners complete the race and raised over $400,000 for scholarships. In 2022, we had 100 runners and raised over $750,000. We have 100 spots on our team and are putting together an unforgettable experience.
If you’re just starting out in your marathon journey, or you’re looking for a more casual race day vibe, join us for The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). No qualifying time or military affiliation needed. Held every October in Washington D.C. and Arlington, VA, the MCM is one of the largest races in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.