Champions for a Cause

People who do amazing things start conversations. If someone in your office is running a marathon, everyone is talking about it. Everyone wants to know how they’re training, how they’re preparing, how they’re feeling. We love watching people undertake amazing journeys. It’s thrilling when they’re Olympic athletes. And it’s even more thrilling when they’re people we know.

You can become a Champion for kids on your next outdoor adventure. Imagine using your next 5k, marathon, mountain bike race, or summit challenge as a way to raise money and awareness for a childhood cause you love. Pick one of ours or propose your own. 100% of donations go to the charity you select while your achieving your incredible athletic feat. We can’t wait to see your Do-It-Yourself Adventure Fundraiser!

Make your adventure mean more!

How it works


Create Your Fundraising Page

Click the Start Fundraising button below to join the Champion program. Now all you need to do is write a short description of your DIY adventure fundraiser and add some pictures. We look forward to hearing more about the cause your passionate about and how your will champion for them.


Pick Your Beneficiary

100% of your fundraising goes towards your chosen beneficiary. Choose from our existing partners or nominate your own organization supporting a children’s cause. Make sure to describe your charity on your fundraising page.


Push Your Limits. Change Lives. Tell Friends.

As you’re training and competing for your athletic feat, share your fundraising page and passion with friends and family. Your fundraising page will to track progress towards your goal and allow you to interact with donors.*

Our Charitable Partners

Champions can partner up with one of our existing partners or nominate your own organization supporting children’s or veterans’ causes.

First Descents

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18 – 39) impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.

Team Alec Forever

Team Alec Forever’s  mission is to financially help childhood cancer families with end of life expenses, who are treated in the St. Louis area. No one should ever have to go through this. Our greatest wish is for this to never again be needed. Our prayer will ALWAYS be for a world without childhood cancer. We continue to fight for that to become reality. Until then, we will fund raise to financially support families going through this horrible disease. Surviving the loss of a child is hard enough. Help us, help these families in memory of Alec Ingram.

Crowns Fight Cancer

The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation works jointly on the legacy that Elizabeth established with Crowns Fight Cancer. As a childhood cancer warrior, Elizabeth advocated for those that couldn’t by utilizing her crown to change how the world viewed pediatric cancer.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) believes when families are together, they cope better, and that no family should have to deal with their child’s medical crisis alone. The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.

Isaac Bruce Foundation

Reaches out to youth and teaches them at an early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle with a focus on education.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation

Focused not just on the health of kids today but on the long-term health of the communities it serves.

Friends of Kids with Cancer

Friends of Kids with Cancer is devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Children’s Heart Foundation

The Children’s Heart Foundation was founded in 1996 and is the country’s leading organization solely dedicated to funding congenital heart defect (CHD) research. Their mission is to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital heart defects by funding the most promising research. To date, through 2020, The Children’s Heart Foundation has funded $15 million of CHD research and scientific collaborations.

Are you a Champion?

Create your Do-It-Yourself Adventure Fundraiser today by clicking the link below.

Our athletes are dedicated champions for a cause. They dream big, improving the lives of people they love and challenging the limits of what their body can achieve.

Keith Austin, Executive Director
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